Goričan (Hungarian: Muracsány) is a municipality in Međimurje County, Croatia.

Goričan
Village entrance
Village entrance
Goričan is located in Croatia
Goričan
Goričan
Location of Goričan in Croatia
Coordinates: 46°23′N 16°41′E / 46.383°N 16.683°E / 46.383; 16.683
Country Croatia
County Međimurje
MunicipalityGoričan
Government
 • Municipal mayorMario Moharić (SDP)
Area
 • Total21.50 km2 (8.30 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total2,823
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
40324 Goričan
Area code040
Websitewww.gorican.hr

Goričan is the only village belonging to the municipality. Its population in the 2011 census was 2,823.[1] Of the entire population, 2,763 people identified themselves as Croats.[2]

Goričan is located in the eastern part of Međimurje County, near the Croatian-Hungarian border and the Mura. The nearby populated places include the villages of Donji Kraljevec (Hungarian: Murakirály) and Hodošan (Hungarian: Hodosány) in Međimurje County, as well as the town of Letenye in Hungary. The border checkpoint between Goričan and Letenye is located around 3 kilometres from the centre of the village. The border checkpoint is also the place where the Croatian A4 motorway becomes the Hungarian M7 motorway, or the other way around.

The nearby Stadium Milenium is a speedway stadium and hosts the Speedway Grand Prix of Croatia.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Goričan". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  2. ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Međimurje". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  3. ^ "DONJI KRALJEVEC CROATIA". FIM. Retrieved 23 January 2023.

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Coordinates: 46°23′N 16°41′E / 46.383°N 16.683°E / 46.383; 16.683