Veržej (pronounced [ʋɛɾˈʒeːi̯]) is a settlement and a small municipality in northeastern Slovenia. It lies on the right bank of the Mura River. Traditionally the area was part of the Styria region. The municipality is now included in the Mura Statistical Region. It is known for fields of white narcisi that bloom in the area in springtime.[2]

Veržej
Verzej (Wernsee); Slowenien; in der Untersteiermark.JPG
Veržej is located in Slovenia
Veržej
Veržej
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°34′54.32″N 16°9′44.37″E / 46.5817556°N 16.1623250°E / 46.5817556; 16.1623250Coordinates: 46°34′54.32″N 16°9′44.37″E / 46.5817556°N 16.1623250°E / 46.5817556; 16.1623250
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionStyria
Statistical regionMura
MunicipalityVeržej
Area
 • Total6.20 km2 (2.39 sq mi)
Elevation
182.5 m (598.8 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total900
[1]

ChurchEdit

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Michael and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Murska Sobota. It was built in the early 18th century on the site of an older wooden church. It was renovated between 2007 and 2008 and a new chapel was added to the building.[3]

Notable peopleEdit

Notable people that were born or lived in Veržej include:

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Veržej at Wikimedia Commons