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Legrad (Croatian pronunciation: [lěɡrad]) is a municipality in northern Croatia, located north of Koprivnica and east of Ludbreg in the Koprivnica–Križevci County. There are 2,241 inhabitants in the municipality,[2] absolute majority of which are Croats at 97.4%, with the largest minority being Romani at 1% of the municipality.[3] Beside the Roman Catholic majority, there are Hungarian and Croatian Lutherans that have a tradition beginning in the 16th century.

Legrad
Municipality
Légrád látképe Őrtilos irányából.jpg
Legrad is located in Croatia
Legrad
Legrad
Location of Legrad in Croatia
Coordinates: 46°18′N 16°51′E / 46.300°N 16.850°E / 46.300; 16.850Coordinates: 46°18′N 16°51′E / 46.300°N 16.850°E / 46.300; 16.850
Country Croatia
CountyFlag of Koprivnica-Križevci County.png Koprivnica-Križevci
Government
 • Municipal mayorIvan Sabolić (SDP)
Area
 • Total62.62 km2 (24.18 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total2,241
 • Density36/km2 (93/sq mi)
 (municipality total)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
48317 Legrad
Area code+385 (0)48
Websiteopcinalegrad.hr

HistoryEdit

Legrad got a railway station on the other side of the river Drava in Hungary in the second half of the 19th century and that the name of this train station was Légrád until a few years ago (see: Serbian-Hungarian Baranya-Baja Republic).

It is historically very important that Novi Zrin was near Legrad.

In the late 19th century and early 20th century, Legrad was part of the Zala County of the Kingdom of Hungary.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Prostorni plan Koprivničko-križevačke županije" (PDF) (in Croatian). Zavod za prostorno uređenje Koprivničko-križevačke županije. 23 July 2001. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  2. ^ a b "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Legrad". 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 Koprivnica-Križevci". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.