Krapina-Zagorje County (pronounced [krâpina zǎːɡɔːrje], Croatian: Krapinsko-zagorska županija) is a county in northern Croatia, bordering Slovenia. It encompasses most of the historic region called Hrvatsko Zagorje.
Krapina-Zagorje County within Croatia
|• Župan||Željko Kolar (SDP)|
|• Total||1,229 km2 (475 sq mi)|
|• Density||110/km2 (280/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||HR-02|
high · 16th
The area contains the excavation site of a 100,000-year-old Neanderthal man in caves near the central town of Krapina. The existence of Krapina itself has been verified since 1193, and it has been a common site for castles and other country houses of Croatian, Austrian and Hungarian rulers.
Other towns of the county are Zabok, Pregrada, Zlatar, Oroslavje, Donja Stubica, Klanjec. The town of Stubica features another thermal spring, the Stubičke spa. Also in the area are the medieval castles Veliki Tabor, Miljana, Bežanec, Hellenbach, Milengrad etc.
The Krapina-Zagorje County borders on the Varaždin County in the northwest, Zagreb County in the southwest and southeast, and the city of Zagreb in the south. The county contains many vineyards. 15% of the year, fog significantly lowers visibility in the area.
Krapina-Zagorje County is divided into 7 towns or cities, 25 municipalities and 422 settlements:
- Town of Krapina (county seat)
- Town of Donja Stubica
- Town of Klanjec
- Town of Oroslavje
- Town of Pregrada
- Town of Zabok
- Town of Zlatar
- Municipality of Bedekovčina
- Municipality of Budinšćina
- Municipality of Desinić
- Municipality of Đurmanec
- Municipality of Gornja Stubica
- Municipality of Hrašćina
- Municipality of Hum na Sutli
- Municipality of Jesenje
- Municipality of Kraljevec na Sutli
- Municipality of Krapinske Toplice
- Municipality of Konjščina
- Municipality of Kumrovec
- Municipality of Marija Bistrica
- Municipality of Lobor
- Municipality of Mače
- Municipality of Mihovljan
- Municipality of Novi Golubovec
- Municipality of Petrovsko
- Municipality of Radoboj
- Municipality of Sveti Križ Začretje
- Municipality of Stubičke Toplice
- Municipality of Tuhelj
- Municipality of Veliko Trgovišće
- Municipality of Zagorska Sela
- Municipality of Zlatar Bistrica
|Source: Naselja i stanovništvo Republike Hrvatske 1857–2001, Croatian Bureau of Statistics, Zagreb, 2005|
Since the late 1940s the county's population has been slowly shrinking. As of the 2011 census, the county had 132,892 residents. The population density is 110 people per km². Of the 132,892 residents, 68,243 (or 51.35%) were female and 64,649 (or 48.65%) were male. The average age of the population is 41.7 year. The average age of female residents is, at 43.7 years, higher than that of male residents, at 39.6 years.
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