Ernestinovo (Hungarian: Ernőháza, German: Ernestinenhof) is a municipality in Osijek-Baranja County, Croatia.

Ernestinovo Power Station
Ernestinovo Power Station
Ernestinovo is located in Osijek-Baranja County
Location of Ernestinovo in Croatia
Ernestinovo is located in Croatia
Ernestinovo (Croatia)
Coordinates: 45°27′N 18°40′E / 45.45°N 18.66°E / 45.45; 18.66Coordinates: 45°27′N 18°40′E / 45.45°N 18.66°E / 45.45; 18.66
Country Croatia
RegionSlavonia (Podunavlje)
CountyZastava Osječko-baranjske županije.png Osijek-Baranja
 • Total32.30 km2 (12.47 sq mi)
 • Total2,189
Time zoneUTC+1 (Central European Time)

There are a total of 2,189 inhabitants, 78% of whom are Croats, 19% are Hungarians, and 7% are Serbs.[2] The municipality consists of the settlements of Divoš (pop. 63), Ernestinovo (pop. 1,047), and Laslovo (pop. 1,079).[3]

Ernestinovo also has some people of German descent, although most of the German inhabitants were expelled in 1944.[4]

North of Ernestinovo lies the major HEP Substation TS Ernestinovo, which was originally built in 1977 as the first 400 kV station in Croatia. It is connected with long-distance power lines to TS Tumbri/Žerjavinec (Zagreb) and Pécs, Hungary. It had been destroyed in the Croatian War of Independence in 1991,[5] but was fully repaired in 2003.[6] Bobota Canal passes next to the village.

Ernestinovo is underdeveloped municipality which is statistically classified as the First Category Area of Special State Concern by the Government of Croatia.[7]


  1. ^ "Općine na područjima posebne državne skrbi Republike Hrvatske" (PDF). Croatian Chamber of Economy. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Ernestinovo". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  4. ^ "O nama". Ernestinovo Municipality. Archived from the original on 2012-05-19. Retrieved 2012-07-14.
  5. ^ "Obnova trafostanice u Ernestinovu" (PDF). Građevinar (in Croatian). 55 (1). 2003. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Povijest". (in Croatian). Retrieved 2021-01-28.
  7. ^ 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.