Kobilje

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Kobilje
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Kobilje is located in Slovenia
Kobilje
Kobilje
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°41′1.35″N 16°23′42.99″E / 46.6837083°N 16.3952750°E / 46.6837083; 16.3952750Coordinates: 46°41′1.35″N 16°23′42.99″E / 46.6837083°N 16.3952750°E / 46.6837083; 16.3952750
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionPrekmurje
Statistical regionMura
MunicipalityKobilje
Area
 • Total19.74 km2 (7.62 sq mi)
Elevation
185.7 m (609.3 ft)
Population
 (2019)[1]
 • Total542

Kobilje (pronounced [ˈkoːbiljɛ]; Hungarian: Kebeleszentmárton, Prekmurje Slovene Kobile[citation needed]) is a village in the Prekmurje region of Slovenia, on the border with Hungary. Kolilje is both the seat of the Municipality of Kobilje and the only settlement in the municipality. Kobilje Creek, a left tributary of the Ledava River, flows through it.

Name[edit]

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'.[2]

Church[edit]

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Martin, Saint Anthony of Padua, and Saint Roch. It belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Murska Sobota.[3]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people that were born or lived in Kobilje include:

  • Pavel Berden (1915–1981), missionary, poet, and painter[4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Naselje Kobilje". Statistični urad Republike Slovenije. Retrieved February 9, 2020.
  2. ^ Snoj, Marko (2009). Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan. p. 192.
  3. ^ Družina RC Church in Slovenia site
  4. ^ Savnik, Roman (1980). Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 4. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije. pp. 106–107.
  5. ^ "Pred 20 leti". Stopinje. Pomursko pastoralno področje: 66. 2001.
  6. ^ Kurnjek, Branko; Maučec, Marjan; Mozetič, Iztok (1999). Dnevno časopisje o duhovniških procesih na Slovenskem 1945-1953. Ljubljana: Inštitut za zgodovino Cerkve. p. 198.

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