Beltinci

Beltinci (pronounced [ˈbeːltintsi]; Prekmurje Slovene: Böltinci,[2] Hungarian: Belatinc[3] or Belatincz,[4] German: (Alt)Fellsdorf[5]) is a town in the Prekmurje region of northeastern Slovenia. It is the seat of the Municipality of Beltinci. Črnec Creek, a tributary of the Ledava, flows through the settlement.[6]

Beltinci
St. Ladislaus' Church in Beltinci
St. Ladislaus' Church in Beltinci
Official seal of Beltinci
Beltinci is located in Slovenia
Beltinci
Beltinci
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°36′21.64″N 16°13′58.23″E / 46.6060111°N 16.2328417°E / 46.6060111; 16.2328417Coordinates: 46°36′21.64″N 16°13′58.23″E / 46.6060111°N 16.2328417°E / 46.6060111; 16.2328417
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionPrekmurje
Statistical regionMura
MunicipalityBeltinci
Area
 • Total12.2 km2 (4.7 sq mi)
Elevation
177.8 m (583.3 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total2,378
[1]

Until 1937, there was a Jewish Orthodox synagogue in Beltinci. It was built in 1860 and served the local Jewish community. On April 26, 1944, all of the Jews of the town were deported to the Auschwitz extermination camp, from which none of them returned.[7]

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Ladislaus and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Murska Sobota. It dates from 1742 with late 19th-century alterations.[8]

DemographicsEdit

Population by native language, 2002 census

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Novak, Vilko. 2006. Slovar stare knjižne prekmurščine. Ljubljana: ZRC SAZU, p. vi.
  3. ^ Varga, Júlia. 2004. Magyarországi diákok a Habsburg Birodalom kisebb egyetemein és akadémiáin, 1560–1789. Budapest: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem Levéltára, p. 129.
  4. ^ Radkersburg und Luttenberg (map, 1:75,000). 1914. Vienna: K.u.k. Militärgeographisches Institut.
  5. ^ Engelke, Edda, & Mateja Čoh. 2011. "Jeder Flüchtling ist eine Schwächung der Volksdemokratie": die illegalen Überschreitungen am jugoslawisch-steirischen Grenzabschnitt in den Fünfzigerjahren. Vienna: Lit Verlag, p. 333.
  6. ^ Savnik, Roman (1980). Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 4. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije. p. 283.
  7. ^ http://www.inv.si/psja/spomin/ebeltinc.htm
  8. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number 2871

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