|Town and Municipality|
Location of the Municipality of Kobilje in Slovenia
|• Mayor||Pavel Namet|
|• Total||19.7 km2 (7.6 sq mi)|
|• Density||29/km2 (75/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02)|
Kobilje (pronounced [ˈkoːbiljɛ]; Hungarian: Kebeleszentmárton, Prekmurje Slovene Kobile) is a village and a municipality in the Prekmurje region of Slovenia, on the border with Hungary. Kobilje Creek, a left tributary of the Ledava River, flows through it.
The name Kobilje is believed to be derived from *Kobilje selo (literally, 'Kobilja village'), referring to Kobilje Creek (originally called *Kobilja (voda) based on medieval sources). In turn, Kobilje Creek was later renamed Kobiljanski potok after the settlement. The root of the name is derived from Slavic *kobyla 'mare'.
- Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, census of 2002
- Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 192.
- Družina RC Church in Slovenia site
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