|Town of Đakovo
Center of city
|• Mayor||Zoran Vinković (HDSSB)|
|• Town||170 km2 (70 sq mi)|
|Elevation||111 m (364 ft)|
|• Density||160/km2 (420/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Area code||+385 31|
|Arable land area||13,505 ha|
|Forested land area||2,044 ha|
The city's first mention in historical documents dates from 1239.
The Ottoman rule over Đakovo started in 1536 and lasted for nearly 150 years.
- Budrovci, population 1,260
- Đakovo, population 19,491
- Đurđanci, population 425
- Ivanovci Gorjanski, population 580
- Kuševac, population 1,028
- Novi Perkovci, population 246
- Piškorevci, population 1,907
- Selci Đakovački, population 1,796
- Široko Polje, population 1,012
Chief occupations include farming, livestock breeding, leather and wool processing; horse selection centre; major industries are wood processing (furniture), textiles, chemicals and food processing, building material, printing and tourism.
The Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul in Đakovo is the town's most famous landmark and the most important sacral object, not only in Đakovo but also throughout the whole region of Slavonia. The Cathedral was built 1866-1882 under Josip Juraj Strossmayer, then the Catholic bishop of Đakovo and Srijem. The landscaped park from the 19th century near the bishop's palace is a horticultural monument under special protection as well as the nearby Small Park (Mali Park) dating from the turn of the 19th/20th century.
The central traditional event is called Đakovački vezovi (Đakovo Embroidery). It is a folklore show of the regions Slavonia and Baranja that is organized yearly in the beginning of July, and it presents traditional folk costumes, folklore dancing and singing groups, customs. The Cathedral hosts choirs, opera artists, and art exhibitions are organized in the exhibition salon. The horse and wedding wagon show is a special part of the program. During the sports program, pure-bred white Lipizzaner horses can be seen on the racecourse. They come from the horse-breeding centre in Ivandvor, which has been breeding horses ever since 1506.
The town and the surroundings offer many sports and recreation facilities, such as tennis courts, racecourse, gym, swimming pool, etc. The lakes Jošava, Mlinac, Borovik as well as fishponds, backwaters and canals offer fine angling opportunities. High and low game hunting is possible in the immediate surroundings or farther on the Dilj and mountain to the southwest.
The traditional Slavonian cuisine, famous for its meat specialities (kulin smoked sausage, kobasica sausages, smoked ham), venison and freshwater fish dishes are offered both in Đakovo and its surroundings. Of particular interest are the exquisite wines of the Đakovo region: Weissburgunder, Traminer and Riesling.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Đakovo is twinned with:
|This article needs additional citations for verification. (October 2012)|
- "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Đakovo". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
- "Povijest grada". djakovo.hr (in Croatian). City of Đakovo. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
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