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305
Population
in the countryside
Healthy climate
Gorica is a village bounded to the east by Puconci, with which it has always been connected in every sphere of life, to the south by Polana, which belongs to the municipality of Murska Sobota, to the west by the villages of Predanovci and Brezovci, and to the north by Šalamenci and Vaneča. The national road running through the village is a kind of border between the plain and the hilly Goričko region. Gorica takes its name from the hill vineyards known as gorice that once lay to the north of the main road and can still be seen today in the area between the cemetery and the border with Brezovci, although today the vines are mostly hybrid vines. The village is divided into an eastern and western part, the hamlet of Gornja (Upper) Gorica (four houses) and "Lougova" (two houses – the Lang farmhouse and the Baler house). All of this lies along the road a little beyond the brickworks or rather the old clay pit. Today the village has 85 households. At one time there were only 77 but recently quite a number of people have moved here, buying up empty houses and building new ones. There are no weekend residents in Gorica but there are some people who occasionally return to houses otherwise left empty. The village enjoys a remarkably beautiful situation. Most of the houses stand on hillocks and on fine days there is a good view over Štajerska and into Austria. The 305 inhabitants of the village live together in concord and friendship. The population consists of a mixture of Protestants (75%) and Roman Catholics. Instead of dividing people, this diversity unites them. Gorica boasts an active and well-supported volunteer fire brigade. A five-a-side football club, Izvir, was founded 10 years ago and has enjoyed considerable success. There is also an active women's group. Hang-gliding enthusiasts, who have a hanger and airfield in Gorica, are a frequent sight in the summer.

 


GPS Northing (N) : 46,7024 
GPS Easting (E) : 16,1425 
Administrator : Krajinski park Goričko | ++386 31 354 149 | | last modified: 28/02/2011
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GPS N: 46,7024
E: 16,1425
Region: Pomurska
Place: Gorica

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