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Donji Miholjac (Hungarian: Alsómiholjác, German: Unter-Miholtz) is a town in the Slavonia region of Croatia, on the river Drava and the border with Hungary.

Donji Miholjac
Grad Donji Miholjac
Town of Donji Miholjac
Mailáth Manor
Mailáth Manor
Donji Miholjac is located in Osijek-Baranja County
Donji Miholjac
Donji Miholjac
Location of Donji Miholjac in Osijek-Baranja County
Donji Miholjac is located in Croatia
Donji Miholjac
Donji Miholjac
Donji Miholjac (Croatia)
Coordinates: 45°45′40″N 18°09′54″E / 45.761°N 18.165°E / 45.761; 18.165
Country Croatia
CountyZastava Osječko-baranjske županije.png Osijek-Baranja
Government
 • MayorGoran Aladić (Ind.)
Area
 • Town134.63 km2 (51.98 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Town9,491
 • Urban
6,240
Time zoneUTC+1 (Central European Time)

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PopulationEdit

In the 2011 census, there were 9,491 inhabitants in the area, 95% of whom were Croats.[3]

SettlementsEdit

There are seven settlements in the municipality:[2]

HistoryEdit

In the late 19th and early 20th century, AleP was a district capital in the Virovitica County of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia. Its name comes from EdA. During the time of Ancient Rome, it was called Mariniana.[4] There are several suggested etymology for the name "Mariniana". One is that it comes from the Roman personal name "Marinus". The other is that it comes from the Indo-European roots *mory and *h1ny, so that it means "marshy valley". If so, the same root is seen in the names "Mursa" and "Marsonia".[5][unreliable source?]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Prostorni plan uređenja grada Donjeg Miholjca (PDF) (in Croatian). 2005. p. 5. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Donji Miholjac". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  3. ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Osijek-Baranja". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  4. ^ "The history of Donji Miholjac on its official site (Croatian)".
  5. ^ http://linguistforum.com/outside-of-the-box/croatian-toponyms/

External linksEdit

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