Municipality of Pesnica

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Municipality of Pesnica

Občina Pesnica
Pernica2.jpg
Location of the Municipality of Pesnica in Slovenia
Location of the Municipality of Pesnica in Slovenia
Municipality of Pesnica is located in Slovenia
Municipality of Pesnica
Municipality of Pesnica
Location of Pesnica pri Mariboru in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°36′35″N 15°40′17″E / 46.60972°N 15.67139°E / 46.60972; 15.67139Coordinates: 46°36′35″N 15°40′17″E / 46.60972°N 15.67139°E / 46.60972; 15.67139
Country Slovenia
Government
 • Mayor Venčeslav Senekovič (SLS)
Area
 • Total 75.8 km2 (29.3 sq mi)
Population
(2002)[1]
 • Total 7,244
 • Density 96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02 (CEST)

The Municipality of Pesnica (pronounced [ˈpeːsnitsa]; Slovene: Občina Pesnica) is a municipality in northeastern Slovenia. The center of the municipality is Pesnica pri Mariboru, a suburb near Maribor. It lies at the western end of the Slovene Hills in the Upper Pesnica Valley. The area was part of the traditional region of Styria. It is now included in the Drava Statistical Region as part of the Pesnica Administrative Unit (Slovene: Upravna enota Pesnica). The main economic activities in the area are tourism, transportation, viticulture, vinemaking, craftsmanship and farming.

Settlements

The village of Pesnica pri Mariboru is a new small town but Jareninski Dol (formerly named Jarenina), Jakobski Dol, and Pernica are much older.[citation needed] Jarenina is also an old parish. There are many castles and organic farms, such as the Kozar, Eder, Trunčič, Gaube, Sergo, and Dveripax farms.

Notable people

Notable people from Pesnica include:

  • Rene Krhin (born 1990), a football player
  • Jan Muršak (born 1988), a hockey player
  • Tone Partljič (born 1940), a writer, screenwriter, and politician
  • Ivo Štandeker (1961–1992), a writer and journalist who was killed in Sarajevo during the war

References

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, census of 2002

External links

  • Media related to Municipality of Pesnica at Wikimedia Commons
  • Pesnica municipal site
  • Municipality of Pesnica on Geopedia
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