Osijek-Baranja County

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.

Osijek-Baranja County
Osječko-baranjska županija
Našice dvorac.jpg
Donji Miholjac dvorac Mailath.jpg
St. Peter's Cathedral, Dakovo.jpg
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Archaeological Museum in Osijek.jpg
Valpovo Korzo.jpg
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Flag of Osijek-Baranja County
Coat of arms of Osijek-Baranja County
Osijek-Baranja County within Croatia
Osijek-Baranja County within Croatia
Coordinates: 45°38′13″N 18°37′05″E / 45.637°N 18.618°E / 45.637; 18.618Coordinates: 45°38′13″N 18°37′05″E / 45.637°N 18.618°E / 45.637; 18.618
Country Croatia
SeatOsijek
Government
 • ŽupanIvan Anušić (HDZ)
 • Assembly
55 members
Area
 • Total4,155 km2 (1,604 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total305,032
 • Density73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Area code031
ISO 3166 codeHR-14
HDI (2019)0.829[3]
very high · 8th
Websitewww.obz.hr

HistoryEdit

 
Population pyramid of Osijek-Baranja county per the 2011 Census

Osijek-Baranja County was established in 1992, with border changes in 1997.

StifolderEdit

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.[4] 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.[5] Only a few people can speak the old Stiffolerisch Schvovish dialect. A salami is named after this people.[6]

Administrative divisionsEdit

Cities and townsEdit

Municipality Area (km²) Population
(2011 census)
Settlements
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

MunicipalitiesEdit

Municipality Area (km²) Population
(2011 census)
Settlements
Antunovac 57 3,703 Ivanovac
Bilje 5,642 Kopačevo, Kozjak, Lug, Podunavlje, Tikveš, Vardarac, Zlatna Greda
Bizovac 4,507 Brođanci, Cerovac, Cret Bizovački, Habjanovci, Novaki Bizovački, Samatovci, Selci
Čeminac 72 2,909 Grabovac, Kozarac, Mitrovac, Novi Čeminac
Čepin 106 11,599 Beketinci, Čepinski Martinci, Ovčara, Čokadinci, Livana
Darda 94.24 6,908 Mece, Švajcarnica, Uglješ
Donja Motičina 52 1,647 Gornja Motičina, Seona
Draž 150 2,763 Batina, Duboševica, Gajić, Podolje, Topolje
Drenje 106.51 2,700 Borovik, Bračevci, Bučje Gorjansko, Kućanci Đakovački, Mandićevac, Paljevina, Podgorje Bračevačko, Potnjani, Preslatinci, Pridvorje, Slatinik Drenjski
Đurđenovac 121 6,750 Beljevina, Bokšić, Bokšić Lug, Gabrilovac, Klokočevci, Krčevina, Ličko Novo Selo, Lipine, Našičko Novo Selo, Pribiševci, Sušine, Šaptinovci, Teodorovac
Erdut 158 7,372 Aljmaš, Bijelo Brdo, Dalj
Ernestinovo 86 Laslovo, Divoš
Feričanci 46 Gazije, Valenovac, Vučjak Feričanački
Gorjani 53 Tomašanci
Jagodnjak 105 2,040 Bolman, Majške Međe, Novi Bolman
Kneževi Vinogradi 183 4,614 Jasenovac, Kamenac, Karanac, Kotlina, Mirkovac, Sokolovac, Suza, Zmajevac
Koška 122 Andrijevac, Branimirovac, Breznica Našička, Ledenik, Lug Subotički, Niza, Normanci, Ordanja, Topoline
Levanjska Varoš 136 Borojevci, Breznica Đakovačka, Čenkovo, Majar, Milinac, Musić, Ovčara, Paučje, Ratkov Dol, Slobodna Vlast
Magadenovac 112 1,936 Beničanci, Lacići, Kućanci, Malinovac, Šljivoševci
Marijanci 66 Bočkinci, Brezovica, Čamagajevci, Črnkovci, Kunišinci, Marjanski Ivanovci
Petlovac 93 2,405 Baranjsko Petrovo Selo, Luč, Novi Bezdan, Novo Nevesinje, Sudaraž, Širine, Torjanci, Zeleno Polje
Petrijevci 556 2,870 Satnica
Podravska Moslavina 44 1,186 Gezinci, Krčenik, Martinci Miholjački, Orešnjak
Podgorač 131 Bijela Loza, Budimci, Kelešinka, Kršinci, Ostrošinci, Poganovci, Razbojište, Stipanovci
Popovac 62.41 2,094 Branjina, Kneževo
Punitovci 39 Josipovac Punitovački, Jurjevac Punitovački, Krndija
Satnica Đakovačka 45 Gašinci, Satnica Đakovačka
Semeljci 57 Kešinci, Koritna, Mrzović, Vrbica
Strizivojna 36 2,515 Sikirevačko Merolino, Soljak
Šodolovci 78.72 Ada, Koprivna, Palača, Paulin Dvor, Petrova Slatina, Silaš
Trnava 1,600 Dragotin, Hrkanovci Đakovački, Kondrić, Lapovci, Svetoblažje
Viljevo 93 Blanje, Bockovac, Cret Viljevski, Ivanovo, Kapelna, Krunoslavlje
Viškovci 44 1,902 Forkuševci, Vučevci
Vladislavci 37 1,882 Dopsin, Hrastin
Vuka 35 1,200 Hrastovac, Lipovac Hrastinski

County governmentEdit

Current Župan (prefect): Ivan Anušić (HDZ)

The county assembly is composed of 55 representatives, organized as follows:

DemographicsEdit

Osijek-Baranja County: Population trends 1857–2021
population
146505
166970
164425
189075
209709
231107
232713
263024
280670
294376
328965
351164
356470
367193
330506
305032
259481
18571869188018901900191019211931194819531961197119811991200120112021

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 [7] Kshilli i pakicës kombtare shqiptare i Prefekturës së osijekut e baranjës
Magyars Osijek [8] Eszék-Baranya Megyei Magyar Kisebbségi Önkormányzat
Danube Swabians Osijek [9] Rat der deutschen Minderheit der Osijeker-baranjaer Gespanschaft
Romani Jagodnjak [10]
Slovaks Jelisavac [11] Rada slovenskej narodnostnej menšiny Osječko-baranjskej župy
Serbs Osijek [12]

Bosniaks, Montenegrins, Macedonians, Rusyns and Slovenes have one representative each.

The Serbian Joint Council of Municipalities, consisting of Erdut, Jagodnjak and Šodolovci municipalities is active within the county.

FeaturesEdit

 
Kopački Rit

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 alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2021-07-19.
  4. ^ Englert, Adam (June 13, 1986). "Ihr Herz schlägt im Süden / [1], "Stifoller" Kolonisten in der Tolnau und Branau/Ungarn, 1717-1804 ; so könnte es gewesen sein. (Book, 1986) [WorldCat.org]". Englert – via Open WorldCat.
  5. ^ "Das Hochstift Fulda".
  6. ^ "The best salami in Hungary". 25 July 2018.
  7. ^ Statute, since Feb 15, 2004
  8. ^ Statute, since July 10, 2003
  9. ^ Statute, since Oct 29, 2003
  10. ^ Statutes, since May 26, 2004
  11. ^ Statute, since Sep 17, 2003
  12. ^ Statute, since Nov 26, 2003

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