|• Total||3.46 km2 (1.34 sq mi)|
|Elevation||215.1 m (705.7 ft)|
Cankova was attested in historical sources as Kaltenprun sive Hydeghuth in 1366 and Hydegkwth in 1499. The Slovenian name is a clipped form of *Cankova ves 'Can(e)k's village', referring to an early person associated with the place. The German name Kaltenbrunn literally means 'cold well', and the Hungarian name Vashidegkút literally means 'cold well in Vas County'.
The parish church in Cankova is dedicated to Saint Joseph and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Murska Sobota. It was built in 1754 and renovated in 1900. It has a cruciform plan with a western belfry.
Notable people that were born or lived in Cankova include:
- Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
- Radkersburg und Luttenberg (map, 1:75,000). 1894. Vienna: K.u.k. Militärgeographisches Institut.
- "Ustanovitev občine". Občina Cankova (official home page) (in Slovenian). Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2010-01-21.
- Snoj, Marko (2009). Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan. p. 87.
- Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number 2915
- Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number 6853