In the northeast of Slovenia, in the central part of Dravsko polje, on the right riverbank of the Drava River, lies people and nature friendly area of Municipality of Starše that includes 8 villages (Loka, Rošnja, Starše, Zlatoličje, Marjeta, Trniče, Prepolje, Brunšvik). The surface of the Municipality Starše covers 34 km2 and regarding its size ranks 165th in Slovenia (STAT, 2015). A part of the municipality stretches out to terraces of Drava and another one to flatland of Drava River. The Municipality of Starše is classified as a rural municipality, where agriculture and craft are of great importance.
The Municipality Starše is a part of Nature 2000 region (770 ha) and Drava Regional Park, where Drava River in the shelter of its side channels and backwaters, flooded forests and meadows offers habitat for 250 bird species. 38 of the species are of great importance for European region, where the most important factor is wintering area for waterbirds and nesting place for some of the most endangered species in Slovenia (European Honey-buzzard, Common Tern, Common Kingfisher). The region is also the site for rare pioneer species of sea buckthorn.
The Municipality of Starše has rich cultural and historical heritage, some of it can be enjoyed in greatly preserved churches, chapels, vaults and sacral monuments. Modern tourists can explore numerous possibilities and actively spend some holidays days enjoying diverse cultural, sports and culinary offers.
The municipality was founded on 1 January 1995. In the year 2015 there were 4065 citizens living in 1529 households (SI-STAT, 2015). The average age of the citizens was 42,9 years, what exceeds the Slovenian average. The average number of children per family was 1,09 (STAT, 2013). There is one primary school in the municipality with one subsidiary school in Marjeta na Dravskem polju. The educational system also includes five sections of kindergarten, three in Najdihojca Starše unit and two in Pikapolonica Marjeta unit. From all children aged 1 to 5 a total of 79 % were included in the programme of kindergarten.
The municipal holiday of the Municipality Starše is on 31 May. On this day in the year 1677 the farmers have opposed to count Jurij Günter Herberstein, who claimed the right for hunting and fishing and was making great damage on the fields. He was buried in the church in Vurberk.