Height above sea level
in the countryside
The village of Kuštanovci lies in the far north-east of the municipality of Puconci, between the villages of Moščanci, Dankovci, Mačkovci, Križevci and Košarovci. To the north is Kamenek (394 metres), the highest peak in the eastern part of the Goričko region. The village lies at a height of 330 metres above sea level and includes the following hamlets: Vrej, Arovi, Gergoričovi, Zankočovi, Gürgini, Varaš, Ritarovi, Novakovi, Zavcovi, Kavčicini, Koutarovi and a Roma settlement. At one time only two families were Catholic, while all the others were Protestant. The village was circular in shape. It used to take the village drummer two hours to walk around the whole village. The climate is typically Pannonian with a marked temperature difference between summer and winter and the rapid transition from winter to summer, meaning that bronchial illnesses and pneumonia are common in this period. There are currently 45 households in the village of which around 15 consist of just one or two members, usually elderly, and the village has a total population of almost 200. The village also includes a Roma settlement consisting of 10 houses. A company called Kema Puconci began mining quartz sand in the 1980s. The company is still active today. Quartz sand is used in the processing of various minerals.