Prlekija

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A typical klopotec

Prlekija is a region in northeastern Slovenia between the Drava and Mura rivers. It comprises the eastern part of the Slovene Hills (Slovene: Slovenske gorice), stretching from the border with Austria to the border with Croatia. It is part of the traditional province of Lower Styria. Together with the traditional province of Prekmurje, it forms part of the Mura Statistical Region. Its central town is Ljutomer.

The region is known for its first-class wines, food, and the specific dialect of its inhabitants, which has similarities to the Prekmurje Slovene, with which it is mutually intelligible. The symbol of the region is the klopotec, a wooden mechanical device on a high wooden pole, similar to a windmill. Prleška tünka is a protected food product from Prlekija. It is made of minced lard and pork. Prlekija is also known by the pastry prleška gibanica, made of several layers and with a sweet filling.

The region comprises the municipalities of Križevci pri Ljutomeru, Ljutomer, Radenci, Razkrižje, Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici, Veržej, and Gornja Radgona.

Prominent natives[edit]

The Prlekija region is known for its many prominent natives. They include:

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Coordinates: 46°30′0″N 16°07′0″E / 46.50000°N 16.11667°E / 46.50000; 16.11667