Velika, Croatia

Velika (Hungarian: Velike) is a village and a municipality in the Požega Valley in Slavonia.

Velika, Croatia
Velika, Croatia is located in Croatia
Velika, Croatia
Location of Velika in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°27′00″N 17°39′54″E / 45.45°N 17.665°E / 45.45; 17.665

GeographyEdit

It is located on the southern slopes of Papuk Mountain 12 km north of Požega, in the Požega-Slavonia County, with the elevation of 278 m.

Velika is located on the Požega - Slatina county road and Velika - Požega - Pleternica railway.

EconomyEdit

Chief occupations include farming, viticulture and tourism (recreational centre).

DemographicsEdit

There are a total of 5,607 people in the municipality, in the following settlements:[1]

94% of the population are Croats. There are only 3 Serbian households and few people of Czech, Hungarian, German and Slovenian descent.

HistoryEdit

It was ruled by Ottoman Empire between 1532 and 1687 and again between 1690 and 1691 as part of Sanjak of Pojega before Austrian conquest.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Velika". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.