1913 postcard of Ritoznoj
|• Total||2.11 km2 (0.81 sq mi)|
|Elevation||357.6 m (1,173.2 ft)|
Ritoznoj (pronounced [ˈɾiːtɔznɔi̯]; in older sources also Ritosnoj, German: Rittersberg) is a settlement in the foothills of the Pohorje range, just north of Slovenska Bistrica in northeastern Slovenia. The area is part of the traditional region of Styria. It is now included with the rest of the municipality in the Drava Statistical Region. It is best known for the local white wine known as Ritoznojčan, based on the Welschriesling grape variety.
The settlement was attested in written sources around 1500 as Rytesney perg and am Ritesney. The name is derived from *rito-znojь, meaning 'place where the sun warms the back side (of the mountain)', which is a compound of Slavic *ritь 'back side' and *znojiti 'to warm, heat'. In the past the German name was Rittersberg.
- Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
- Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 4: Štajersko. 1904. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 196.
- Slovenska Bistrica municipal site
- Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 356.
- Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 3377
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