Prlekija is a region in northeastern Slovenia between the Drava and Mura rivers. It comprises the eastern part of the Slovene Hills (Slovene: Slovenske gorice), stretching from the border with Austria to the border with Croatia. It is part of the traditional province of Lower Styria. Together with the traditional province of Prekmurje, it forms part of the Mura Statistical Region. Its central town is Ljutomer.

A typical klopotec

The region is known for its first-class wines, food, and the specific dialect of its inhabitants, which has similarities to Prekmurje Slovene, with which it is mutually intelligible. The symbol of the region is the klopotec, a wooden mechanical device on a high wooden pole, similar to a windmill. Prleška tünka is a protected food product from Prlekija. It is made of minced lard and pork. Prlekija is also known by the pastry prleška gibanica, made of several layers and with a sweet filling.

The region comprises the municipalities of Križevci, Ljutomer, Radenci, Razkrižje, Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici, Veržej, Gornja Radgona, Sveti Tomaž, Središče ob Dravi, and Ormož.

Notable peopleEdit

Notable people that were born or lived in the Prlekija region include the following:

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Coordinates: 46°30′0″N 16°07′0″E / 46.50000°N 16.11667°E / 46.50000; 16.11667