Felsőszölnök

Felsőszölnök (Slovene: Gornji Senik, German: Oberzemming. Latin: Zelnuk Superior) is a village in Vas County, Hungary. It is the westernmost point of Hungary, and lies on the borders with Slovenia and Austria.

Felsőszölnök
Gornji Senik · Oberzemming
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Flag of Felsőszölnök
Coat of arms of Felsőszölnök
Felsőszölnök is located in Hungary
Felsőszölnök
Felsőszölnök
Location of Felsőszölnök
Coordinates: 46°52′14″N 16°09′35″E / 46.87059°N 16.15973°E / 46.87059; 16.15973Coordinates: 46°52′14″N 16°09′35″E / 46.87059°N 16.15973°E / 46.87059; 16.15973
Country Hungary
CountyVas
Area
 • Total23.56 km2 (9.10 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total584
 • Density29/km2 (80/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
9985
Area code(s)94
Felsőszölnök

LocationEdit

The nearest settlements are Oberdrosen in Jennersdorf, Burgenland to the northwest, and Neradnovci in the Municipality of Gornji Petrovci, Slovenia to the south.

CultureEdit

The Alliance of Hungarian Slovenes has its seat in Felsőszölnök, there is a preschool with education in Slovene, and Slovene is taught in the primary school.[1]

The Martinje-Felsőszölnök border crossing between Hungary and Slovenia was opened in 1992, resulting in more frequent contacts between the districts in the neighbouring countries.[2]

Twin citiesEdit

PeopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Slovenes of Vas County". LOGO. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2009-04-21.
  2. ^ Hirnök, Katalin Munda (July 2003). "Slovenes in the Raba Region in Hungary". Slovene Ethnic Minorities - Hungary. Government Communication Office. Archived from the original on 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2013-06-24.

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