Bistrica ob Sotli

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Bistrica ob Sotli
Coat of arms of Bistrica ob Sotli Map of Slovenia, position of Bistrica ob Sotli highlighted
Basic data
Country SloveniaSlovenia Slovenia
Historic region Lower Styria (Štajerska)
Statistical region Posavska (Lower Sava Region)
Coordinates 46 ° 4 '  N , 15 ° 40'  E Coordinates: 46 ° 3 '32 "  N , 15 ° 39' 51"  E
surface 31.14  km²
Residents 1,452 (2008)
Population density 47 inhabitants per km²
Post Code 3256
License Plate CE
Structure and administration

Bistrica ob Sotli (Eng .: Feistritz am Sattelbach ) is a municipality and a town in southeastern Slovenia . It is located in the historic Lower Styria region on the Croatian border.


The municipality has shares in the Sottlatal (Sotelsko) with its adjoining vineyards Križan vrh ( 444  m. I. Year), Okič ( 312  m ), Vina gora ( 327  m ) and the eastern foothills of the forested mountainous area of ​​Drachenburg (Kozjansko) with the elongated mountain ridge the Orlica, Denžičev breg ( 588  m ), which drops steeply to Feistritz / Bistrica-Talenge ( 206  m ). The Marian pilgrimage church on the Holy Mountain / Svete Gore ( 527  m ) with its four chapels looks sublime into the Sottla valley and far into the Croatian Zagorien . The Königsberg / Kunšperk ( 597  m ), which runs in a west-east direction , carries the stone remains of the castle of the same name, which was built as a border fortress in the High Middle Ages, on a mountain spur.

The municipality of Bistrica ob Sotli has 1460 inhabitants, who are spread over 478 households (2002). The municipality extends over an area of ​​31.14 km² and borders in the northwest on the municipality Podčetrtek / Windischlandsberg, in the north and east on Croatia, in the south on the municipality Brežice / Rann and in the southwest and west on the municipality Kozje / Drachenburg. The community is made up of the following eleven localities. The German place names from before 1918 are given in brackets.


  • Atlas Slovenije, 109 maps 1: 50,000 , Ljubljana 1985.
  • Marjan Krušič et al., Slovenia, travel guide , Ljubljana, 1999.
  • Special-Orts-Repertorien, Steiermark , Vienna 1883.

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