Height above sea level
in the countryside
The village is home to the people of two ethnicities; with an autochtonous ethnic Hungarian community. Slovene and Hungarian are both recognized as official languages. The bilingual village of Središče (Szerdahely) is located in the northern part of the Municipality of Moravske Toplice. To the north, it borders directly on Hungary. The slightly more than 50 villagers, the majority of which are ethnic Hungarians, are diligently upholding the traits of Slovenian and Hungarian culture and cultivating harmonious intercultural relations. The members of the local societies are endeavouring to preserve the rooted customs and traditions. 'Lüjpanje tikvinoga semena' (the husking of pumpkin seeds) and the sorting of down feathers by hand, around which an entire event revolves each year, are regularly revived during the month of January.
In the past, the village was famous for its pottery and weaving traditions. The majority of the villagers are farmers. Unfortunately, more and more locals are leaving the village in pursuit of the proverbial 'greener pastures'.