Porrogszentkirály

Porrogszentkirály (Slovene: Porog, Croatian: Sekral) is a village in Somogy County, Hungary where the Somogy Slovenes still live.

Porrogszentkirály

Porog (in Slovene)
Sekral (in Croatian)
Village
Coat of arms of Porrogszentkirály
Coat of arms
Porrogszentkirály is located in Hungary
Porrogszentkirály
Porrogszentkirály
Location of Porrogszentkirály
Coordinates: 46°16′31″N 17°02′32″E / 46.27539°N 17.04210°E / 46.27539; 17.04210Coordinates: 46°16′31″N 17°02′32″E / 46.27539°N 17.04210°E / 46.27539; 17.04210
Country Hungary
RegionSouthern Transdanubia
CountySomogy
DistrictCsurgó
RC DioceseKaposvár
Area
 • Total13.65 km2 (5.27 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total262[1]
Demonym(s)szentkirályi, porrogszentkirályi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
8858
Area code(s)(+36) 82
Patron SaintStephen I
NUTS 3 codeHU232
MPLászló Szászfalvi (KDNP)
WebsitePorrogszentkirály Online

EtymologyEdit

According to the local legends Ladislaus I of Hungary came in the area once and a nail fell out of the wheel of his chariot. A cottar noticed it and put his finger in the hole. The king asked him where he lives. But he could not tell him because his village had no name. So the village got the name Szentkirály (English: Saint king).

The scientific explanation states that it was named after the patron of its church, Saint Stephen of Hungary, the first saint among the Hungarian kings, like Rinyaszentkirály.[2]

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