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Ormož

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Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles · Wildlife Areas
Ormož is a town in the traditional region of Prlekija, part of Styria, in northeastern Slovenia. It lies on the left bank of the Drava River and borders with Croatia on the opposite bank of the river. It is the administrative centre of the Municipality of Ormož. The municipality includes Jeruzalem–Ormož Hills Nature Park (Krajinski park Jeruzalemsko - ormoške gorice), which covers 1911ha.NameOrmož was attested in written records in 1273 as Holermůs . The name is based on the Latinized name Alramus, borrowed from Germanic Alram . The person designated by the name is uncertain, but a possible namesake is Salzburg Bishop Alram because the Ormož area became the property of the Archbishopric of Salzburg in the ninth century.ChurchThe parish church in the town is dedicated to Saint James. It was first mentioned in written sources dated to 1271. It was rebuilt on a number of occasions in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. It contains frescos from the 14th and 17th centuries.Notable natives and residents Ivan Geršak (1838–1911), notary public, president of several local societies, national awakener, politician, writer, and advocate of Slovene language (1905–1975), writer, journalist, editor, clerical political activist (1790–1844), historian, writer, poet Antun Vramec (1538–1587/8), historian, writer Countess Maria Irma Wurmbrand-Georgievich (1886-1970), last owner of Ormož Castle Baron Guido Georgievich
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