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Postcard of Migojnice
Postcard of Migojnice
Migojnice is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°13′45.56″N 15°9′31.27″E / 46.2293222°N 15.1586861°E / 46.2293222; 15.1586861Coordinates: 46°13′45.56″N 15°9′31.27″E / 46.2293222°N 15.1586861°E / 46.2293222; 15.1586861
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Styria
Statistical region Savinja
Municipality Žalec
 • Total 2.57 km2 (0.99 sq mi)
Elevation 288.7 m (947.2 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 629

Migojnice (pronounced [miˈɡoːi̯nitsɛ]) is a village on the right bank of the Savinja River in the Municipality of Žalec in east-central Slovenia. The area is part of the traditional region of Styria. The municipality is now included in the Savinja Statistical Region.[2]


The village was attested in written sources in 1265–67 as Makoyn, and in 1763–87 as Megoiniz. The origin of the name is unclear, but it may be derived from *Maligojnice (based on the personal name *Maligojь) with syncope of the second syllable (cf. Magozd < *Mal(i) gozd). If so, the name would originally mean 'place where Maligojь's people live'.[3]


The local church is dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes (Slovene: Lurška Mati božja) and belongs to the Parish of Griže. It was built between 1888 and 1891.[4]


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Žalec municipal site
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 262.
  4. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 3547

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