Bjelovar-Bilogora County

Bjelovar-Bilogora County (pronounced [bjêloʋaːr-bîloɡora]; Croatian: Bjelovarsko-bilogorska županija [bjêloʋaːrsko-bîloɡorskaː ʒupǎnija]) is a county in central Croatia.

Bjelovar-Bilogora County
Bjelovarsko-bilogorska županija
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Flag of Bjelovar-Bilogora County
Coat of arms of Bjelovar-Bilogora County
Bjelovar-Bilogora County within Croatia
Bjelovar-Bilogora County within Croatia
Country Croatia
County seatBjelovar
Government
 • ŽupanMarko Marušić (HDZ)
 • Assembly
41 members
Area
 • Total2,640 km2 (1,020 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total119,764
 • Density45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Area code043
ISO 3166 codeHR-07
HDI (2019)0.808[3]
very high · 16th
Websitewww.bbz.hr

The central town of Bjelovar was first mentioned in 1413, and it only gained importance when a new fort was built in 1756 to defend against the Ottoman invasions. The town was pronounced a free royal town in 1874.

The other part of the county name is for the hill of Bilogora that stretches along the northern edge of the county.

Other towns in the county are Daruvar, Garešnica, Čazma and Grubišno Polje.

The Bjelovar-Bilogora County borders on the Koprivnica-Križevci County in the north, Virovitica-Podravina County in the northeast, Požega-Slavonia County in the southeast, Sisak-Moslavina County in the southwest and Zagreb County in the west.

Alongside the City of Zagreb and Požega-Slavonia County, it is the only Croatian county that does not border another nation.

Administrative divisionEdit

Bjelovar-Bilogora County is further divided into 5 towns and 18 municipalities.

Towns
Town Population
(2011 census)[2]
Bjelovar 40,276
Čazma 8,077
Daruvar 11,633
Garešnica 10,472
Grubišno Polje 6,478
Municipalities
Municipality Population
(2011 census)[2]
Berek 1,443
Dežanovac 2,715
Đulovac 3,245
Hercegovac 2,383
Ivanska 2,911
Kapela 2,984
Končanica 2,360
Nova Rača 3,433
Rovišće 4,822
Severin 877
Sirač 2,218
Šandrovac 1,776
Štefanje 2,030
Velika Pisanica 1,781
Velika Trnovitica 1,370
Veliki Grđevac 2,849
Veliko Trojstvo 2,741
Zrinski Topolovac 890

DemographicsEdit

 
Population pyramid of Bjelovar-Bilogora County per 2011 Census.
Historical populations of Bjelovar-Bilogora County
YearPop.±%
1857 84,893—    
1869 95,981+13.1%
1880 101,420+5.7%
1890 130,901+29.1%
1900 150,825+15.2%
1910 163,039+8.1%
1921 162,453−0.4%
1931 173,597+6.9%
YearPop.±%
1948 166,485−4.1%
1953 170,651+2.5%
1961 167,599−1.8%
1971 157,811−5.8%
1981 149,551−5.2%
1991 144,042−3.7%
2001 133,084−7.6%
2011 119,764−10.0%
Source: Naselja i stanovništvo Republike Hrvatske 1857–2001, Croatian Bureau of Statistics, Zagreb, 2005

As of the 2011 census, the county had 119,764 residents. The population density is 45 people per km2.

Ethnic Croats form the majority with 84.8% of the population, followed by Serbs at 6.3% and Czechs at 5.2%.[4]

Protected areasEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ostroški, Ljiljana, ed. (December 2015). Statistički ljetopis Republike Hrvatske 2015 [Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia 2015] (PDF). Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia (in Croatian and English). Vol. Volume 47. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. p. 62. ISSN 1333-3305. Retrieved 27 December 2015. {{cite book}}: |volume= has extra text (help)
  2. ^ a b c "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: County of Bjelovar-Bilogora". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  3. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2021-07-19.
  4. ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Bjelovar-Bilogora". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 45°54′10″N 16°50′51″E / 45.90278°N 16.84750°E / 45.90278; 16.84750