Križevci, Gornji Petrovci

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Križevci is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°47′37.68″N 16°14′31.12″E / 46.7938000°N 16.2419778°E / 46.7938000; 16.2419778Coordinates: 46°47′37.68″N 16°14′31.12″E / 46.7938000°N 16.2419778°E / 46.7938000; 16.2419778
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Prekmurje
Statistical region Mura
Municipality Gornji Petrovci
 • Total 13.37 km2 (5.16 sq mi)
Elevation 283.5 m (930.1 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 437

Križevci (pronounced [ˈkɾiːʒɛu̯tsi]; Hungarian: Keresztúr, in older sources Tótkeresztúr[2]) is a village in the Municipality of Gornji Petrovci in the Prekmurje region of Slovenia.


The name of the settlement was changed from Križevci v Prekmurju to Križevci in 1952.[3] Its name (literally, 'crosses') is derived from a chapel dedicated to the Holy Cross that used to stand in the village, but was pulled down in the late 19th century.[4]

Cultural heritage[edit]

There is a large Lutheran church in the village, built in 1785 and enlarged in 1885. It is one of the earliest Lutheran churches in Prekmurje.[5]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people that were born or lived in Križevci include:


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia Archived November 18, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Vengušt, Jernej. 1919. Seznamek prekmurskih občin (krajev) z označbo pošte in zemljevidom. Radgona, p. 8.
  3. ^ Spremembe naselij 1948–95. 1996. Database. Ljubljana: Geografski inštitut ZRC SAZU, DZS.
  4. ^ Gornji Petrovci municipal site
  5. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage Archived July 12, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. reference number 4151

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