|• Total||8.1 km2 (3.1 sq mi)|
|Elevation||169.7 m (556.8 ft)|
Turnišče was first mentioned in written sources as Thoronhel in 1322 (and as Tornissa and Tornyssa in 1381, and Turnycha in 1389). The name is derived from the common noun turen 'tower' and thus refers to a town in which a tower stood. The word turen itself ultimately goes back to Greek τύρσις 'fortified settlement' (via Latin turris 'tower, castle' and Middle High German turn 'tower').
There is also a church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary in the settlement, dating from the mid-13th century. The apse is originally Romanesque. The nave is Gothic and covered in wall paintings by the 14th-century local artist Johannes Aquila, who also painted the churches in Velemér, Martjanci, and Fürstenfeld.
Notable people that were born or lived in Turnišče include:
- Štefan Barbarič (1920–1988), technical writer and literary historian
- József Klekl (1879–1936), writer, journalist, and Roman Catholic priest
- Ferenc Novák (1719–1836), folksong collector and religious writer
- Ferenc Sbüll (1825–1864), Hungarian Slovene poet
- Štefan Skledar (1920–1988), chemical engineer
- József Szakovics (1874–1930), Roman Catholic priest and author
- Vilmos Tkálecz (1894–19??), politician
- Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
- "Živinsko i drobno senje (sejmi) v Sl. Krajini." 1929. Nájszvetejsega Szrca Jezusovoga veliki kalendár za lüdsztvo 26: 103. (Slovene)
- Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, pp. 442–443.
- Turnišče municipal site
- Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number 4995
- Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number 791
- Savnik, Roman, ed. 1980. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 4. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije, pp. 112–113.
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