Osijek-Baranja County (pronounced [ôsijeːk bǎraɲa], Croatian: Osječko-baranjska županija, Hungarian: Eszék-Baranya megye) is a county in Croatia, located in northeastern Slavonia and Baranja. Its center is Osijek. Other towns include Đakovo, Našice, Valpovo, Belišće, and Beli Manastir.
|• Župan||Ivan Anušić (HDZ)|
|• Total||4,155 km2 (1,604 sq mi)|
|• Density||73/km2 (190/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||HR-14|
very high · 8th
Osijek-Baranja County was established in 1992, with border changes in 1997.
The Stifolder or Stiffoller Shvove are a Roman Catholic subgroup of the so called Danube Swabians. Their ancestors once came ca. 1717 - 1804 from the Hochstift Fulda and surroundings (Roman Catholic Diocese of Fulda), and settled in the Baranja area, such as in Jagodnjak, etc. They retained their own German dialect and culture, until the end of WW2. After WW2, the majority of Danube Swabians were expelled to Allied-occupied Germany and Allied-occupied Austria as a consequence of the Potsdam Agreement. Only a few people can speak the old Stiffolerisch Schvovish dialect. A salami is named after this people.
Administrative divisions Edit
Cities and towns Edit
|Beli Manastir||62.73||10,068||Beli Manastir, Branjin Vrh, Šećerana, Šumarina|
|Belišće||68.75||10,825||Belišće, Bistrinci, Bocanjevci, Gat, Gorica Valpovačka, Kitišanci, Tiborjanci, Veliškovci, Vinogradci|
|Donji Miholjac||134.63||9,491||Donji Miholjac, Golinci, Miholjački Poreč, Podgajci Podravski, Radikovci, Rakitovica, Sveti Đurađ|
|Đakovo||169.59||27,745||Budrovci, Đakovo, Đurđanci, Ivanovci Đakovački, Kuševac, Novi Perkovci, Piškorevci, Selci Đakovački, Široko Polje|
|Našice||204.55||16,224||Brezik Našički, Ceremošnjak, Crna Klada, Gradac Našički, Granice, Jelisavac, Lađanska, Lila, Londžica, Makloševac, Markovac Našički, Martin, Našice, Polubaše, Ribnjak, Rozmajerovac, Velimirovac, Vukojevci, Zoljan|
|Osijek||174.85||108,048||Brijest, Briješće, Josipovac, Klisa, Nemetin, Osijek, Podravlje, Sarvaš, Tenja, Tvrđavica, Višnjevac|
|Valpovo||142.66||11,563||Harkanovci, Ivanovci, Ladimirevci, Marjačanci, Nard, Šag, Valpovo, Zelčin|
County government Edit
The county assembly is composed of 55 representatives, organized as follows:
- Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 25
- Independent 10
- Social Democratic Party of Croatia (SDP) 6
- Bridge of Independent Lists (Most) 4
- Human Shield (Živi zid) 3
- Croatian People's Party (HNS) 3
- Croatian Peasants Party (HSS) 2
- Croatian Social Liberal Party (HSLS) 1
- Croatian Democratic Assembly of Slavonia and Baranja (HDSSB) 1
Minority councils and representatives Edit
Directly elected minority councils and representatives are tasked with consulting tasks for the local or regional authorities in which they are advocating for minority rights and interests, integration into public life and participation in the management of local affairs. At the 2023 Croatian national minorities councils and representatives elections Albanians, Germans, Hungarians, Roma, Serbs and Slovaks of Croatia each fulfilled legal requirements to elect 25 members minority councils of the Osijek-Baranja County while Bosniaks, Macedonians, Montenegrins and Slovenes of Croatia electing individual representatives. Numerous municipalities, towns or cities in the county elected their own local minority councils as well.
Several minorities in Osijek-Baranja County have their Minority Councils. Here is the list of minorities' Councils with links to their respective Statutes and name of Osijek-Baranja County in their language.
|Minority Council||Council Seat||Statute||Name of Council|
|Albanians||Valpovo||||Kshilli i pakicës kombtare shqiptare i Prefekturës së osijekut e baranjës|
|Magyars||Osijek||||Eszék-Baranya Megyei Magyar Kisebbségi Önkormányzat|
|Danube Swabians||Osijek||||Rat der deutschen Minderheit der Osijeker-baranjaer Gespanschaft|
|Slovaks||Jelisavac||||Rada slovenskej narodnostnej menšiny Osječko-baranjskej župy|
The Kopački Rit nature park is located within this county. Other notable attractions in the country include Đakovo Cathedral, Tvrđa, Bizovac spa, Đakovački vezovi, Osijek Zoo and Aquarium, Urban Fest Osijek, Red fićo in Osijek, Battle of Batina monument, Eastern Continental wine region and other.
See also Edit
- Ostroški, Ljiljana, ed. (December 2015). Statistički ljetopis Republike Hrvatske 2015 [Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia 2015] (PDF). Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia (in Croatian and English). Vol. 47. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. p. 62. ISSN 1333-3305. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
- "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: County of Osijek-Baranja". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
- "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2021-07-19.
- Englert, Adam (June 13, 1986). Ihr Herz schlägt im Süden / , "Stifoller" Kolonisten in der Tolnau und Branau/Ungarn, 1717-1804 ; so könnte es gewesen sein. (Book, 1986) [WorldCat.org]. Englert. OCLC 311888384 – via Open WorldCat.
- "Das Hochstift Fulda".
- "The best salami in Hungary". 25 July 2018.
- "Manjinski izbori prve nedjelje u svibnju, kreću i edukacije". T-portal. 13 March 2023. Retrieved 2 May 2023.
- "Informacija o konačnim rezultatima izbora članova vijeća i izbora predstavnika nacionalnih manjina 2023. XIV. OSJEČKO-BARANJSKA ŽUPANIJA" (PDF) (in Croatian). Državno izborno povjerenstvo Republike Hrvatske. 2023. p. 3-8. Retrieved 3 June 2023.
- Statute, since Feb 15, 2004
- Statute, since July 10, 2003
- Statute, since Oct 29, 2003
- Statutes, since May 26, 2004
- Statute, since Sep 17, 2003
- Statute, since Nov 26, 2003
- Official website (in Croatian and English)