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Puconci

Puconci
Town and Municipality
The village of Puconci
The village of Puconci
Location of the Municipality of Puconci in Slovenia
Location of the Municipality of Puconci in Slovenia
Puconci is located in Slovenia
Puconci
Puconci
Location of the town of Puconci in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°42′13.79″N 16°09′26.08″E / 46.7038306°N 16.1572444°E / 46.7038306; 16.1572444Coordinates: 46°42′13.79″N 16°09′26.08″E / 46.7038306°N 16.1572444°E / 46.7038306; 16.1572444
Country Slovenia
Government
 • MayorLudvik Novak
Area
 • Total107.7 km2 (41.6 sq mi)
Population
 (2002)[1]
 • Total6,281
 • Density58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02 (CEST)

Puconci (pronounced [ˈpuːtsɔntsi]; in older sources also Pucinci,[2] Hungarian: Battyánd,[2] Prekmurje Slovene: Püconci[3]) is a town and a municipality in the Prekmurje region in northeastern Slovenia.[4] Prior to 1920 it was known as Battyánd, Hungary.

The majority of the population is Lutheran, making Puconci one of the few Slovenian municipalities where the majority of the population belongs to a non-Catholic denomination.

Puconci Lutheran church

There is a Lutheran church in the middle of the settlement, built in 1784, the first Lutheran church in the region of Prekmurje.[5] It was rebuilt and restyled in 1909.[6]

Prominent natives and residents of Puconci include the writers István Lülik, Sándor Terplán, Rudolf Czipott, and Ferenc Berke, and the politician Feri Horvat.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, 2002 census
  2. ^ a b Vengušt, Jernej. 1919. Seznamek prekmurskih občin (krajev) z označbo pošte in zemljevidom. Radgona, p. 12.
  3. ^ "Živinsko i drobno senje (sejmi) v Sl. Krajini." 1929. Nájszvetejsega Szrca Jezusovoga veliki kalendár za lüdsztvo 26: 103. (in Slovene)
  4. ^ Puconci municipal site
  5. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number 4153
  6. ^ "Pogled v zgodovino" [View into History]. Evangeličanska cerkev AV v Republiki Sloveniji [The Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Denomination in the Republic of Slovenia]. Archived from the original on 11 April 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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