|Town and Municipality|
Location of the Municipality of Mozirje in Slovenia
|• Mayor||Ivan Suhoveršnik|
|• Total||83.6 km2 (32.3 sq mi)|
|• Density||75/km2 (190/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02)|
Mozirje (pronounced [mɔˈziːɾjɛ]; German: Prassberg) is a small town and municipality on the Savinja River in northern Slovenia. The area was part of the traditional region of Styria. It is now included in the Savinja Statistical Region.
Mozirje was mentioned in written sources in 1146 as Mosiri (and as Prossperch in 1231, Moziri in 1241, and Prasperch in 1391). The name is derived from the Slovene common noun mozirje 'swamp' and refers to the local geography. In the past the German name was Prassberg.
The parish church in the town is dedicated to Saint George (Slovene: sveti Jurij) and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Celje. It was first mentioned in written documents dated to 1241. The current building dates to 1754.
Notable people that were born or lived in Mozirje include:
- Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, census of 2002
- Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 4: Štajersko. 1904. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 46.
- Mozirje municipal site
- Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 273.
- Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 3187
- Bokal, Ljudmila, ed. 2008. Čebelarski terminološki slovar. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU and Lukovica: Čebelarska zveza Slovenije, p. 254.
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