Draž (Hungarian: Darázs, German: Darasch) is a village and municipality in Osijek-Baranja County, Croatia. There are 2,767 inhabitants in the municipality.[3]

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Šokac houses in Draž
Šokac houses in Draž
Location of Draž in Osijek-Baranja County
Location of Draž in Osijek-Baranja County
Draž is located in Osijek-Baranja County
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Location of Draž in Croatia
Draž is located in Croatia
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Draž (Croatia)
Coordinates: 45°50′32″N 18°47′19″E / 45.84222°N 18.78861°E / 45.84222; 18.78861
Country Croatia
RegionBaranya (Podunavlje)
CountyZastava Osječko-baranjske županije.png Osijek-Baranja
Government
 • NačelnikStipan Šašlin
Area
 • Total149.57 km2 (57.75 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Total2,767
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
Websitewww.draz.hr

GeographyEdit

The municipality of Draž is situated between border with Hungary in the north, border with Serbia in the east, municipality of Kneževi Vinogradi in the south, and municipality of Popovac in the south-west.

The municipality of Draž includes the following settlements:[3]

DemographicsEdit

Ethnic groups in the municipality (2011 census):[4]

During the Croatian War of Independence (1991–1995), 1300 people were expelled from the municipality. Nearly all have returned since.[5]

EconomyEdit

The population is chiefly oriented towards crop and livestock farming. In recent times, there is a trend towards food processing and tourism (hunting and angling).[5] Five kilometers of wine roads have been established.[1]

Two major infrastructure projects currently underway are construction of the water supply network and the Batina harbor.[1]

Draž is underdeveloped municipality which is statistically classified as the First Category Area of Special State Concern by the Government of Croatia.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Šašlin u Lokalu o investicijama u općini Draž". radio-baranja.hr (in Croatian). Radio Baranja. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Općine na područjima posebne državne skrbi Republike Hrvatske" (PDF). Croatian Chamber of Economy. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Draž". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ a b "Općina Draž". draz.hr (in Croatian). Municipality of Draž. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
  6. ^ Lovrinčević, Željko; Davor, Mikulić; Budak, Jelena (June 2004). "AREAS OF SPECIAL STATE CONCERN IN CROATIA- REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIFFERENCES AND THE DEMOGRAPHIC AND EDUCATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS". Ekonomski pregled, Vol.55 No.5-6. Archived from the original on 18 August 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2018.

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