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Virovitica

Virovitica
Town
Grad Virovitica
Flag of Virovitica
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Virovitica is located in Croatia
Virovitica
Coordinates:
Country Croatia
County Virovitica-Podravina County
Government
 • Mayor Ivica Kirin (HDZ)
Area
 • Town 178.49 km2 (68.92 sq mi)
Elevation 122 m (400 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Town 21,291
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
 • Urban 14,688
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 33 000
Area code +385 (0) 33
Vehicle registration VT
Website http://www.virovitica.hr/

Virovitica (pronounced ) is a Croatian town near the Hungarian border. It is situated near the Drava river and belongs to the historic region of Slavonia. Virovitica has a population of 14,688, with 21,291 people in the municipality (census 2011).[1] It is also the capital of Virovitica-Podravina County.

Contents

  • Name 1
  • History 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Culture 4
  • Notable people 5
  • International relations 6
    • Twin towns — Sister cities 6.1
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Name

Virovitica has also historically been known by the names Wirowititz/Virovititz and Wirowitiza (German), Viroviticza, Verewitiza, Verowitiza, Verowtiza, Verőce (Hungarian) and Varaviza (Italian), Viroviticza or Verucia Latin).

History

In the late 19th century and early 20th century, Virovitica was a district capital in the Virovitica County of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia.

Demographics

The following settlements comprise the administrative area of the city of Virovitica:[1]

Culture

Pejačević castle in the town centre

The patron saint of Virovitica is St. Rocco (Sv. Rok), celebrated every August 16.

Notable people

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Virovitica is twinned with:

References

  1. ^ a b c "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Virovitica". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb:  

External links

  • Virovitica City
  • Photo Tour of Virovitica
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