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Virovitica (pronounced [ʋirɔʋǐtit͡sa]) is a Croatian city near the Hungarian border. It is situated near the Drava river and belongs to the historic region of Slavonia. Virovitica has a population of 14,688, with 21,291 people in the municipality (census 2011).[1] It is also the capital of Virovitica-Podravina County.

Virovitica
City
Grad Virovitica
Virovitica
Virovitica
Flag of Virovitica
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Virovitica is located in Croatia
Virovitica
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Location of Virovitica in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°50′N 17°23′E / 45.833°N 17.383°E / 45.833; 17.383Coordinates: 45°50′N 17°23′E / 45.833°N 17.383°E / 45.833; 17.383
Country  Croatia
County Flag of Virovitica-Podravina County.png Virovitica-Podravina
Government
 • Mayor Ivica Kirin (HDZ)
Area
 • City 178.49 km2 (68.92 sq mi)
Elevation 122 m (400 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • City 21,291
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
 • Urban 14,688
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 33 000
Area code +385 (0) 33
Vehicle registration VT
Website http://www.virovitica.hr/

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NameEdit

Virovitica has also historically been known by the names Wirowititz/Virovititz and Wirowitiza (German), Viroviticza, Verewitiza, Verowitiza, Verowtiza, Verőce (Hungarian) and Varaviza (Italian), Viroviticza or Verucia Latin).

HistoryEdit

The town is first mentioned in 1234. It was part of Ottoman Empire between 1552 and 1684 and was kaza centre initially in Sanjak of Pojega (1552-1601), later in Sanjak of Rahoviçe in Kanije Eyalet (1601-1684) till Austrian conquest.

In the late 19th century and early 20th century, Virovitica was a district capital in the Virovitica County of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia.

DemographicsEdit

The following settlements comprise the administrative area of the city of Virovitica:[1]

CultureEdit

The patron saint of Virovitica is St. Rocco (Sv. Rok), celebrated every August 16.

Notable peopleEdit

GalleryEdit

International relationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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