Belišće

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Belišće
Town
Town of Belišće
Grad Belišće
Belišće is located in Croatia
Belišće
Belišće
Location of Belišće in Croatia
Belišće is located in Osijek-Baranja County
Belišće
Belišće
Location of Belišće in Osijek-Baranja County
Coordinates: 45°41′N 18°24′E / 45.683°N 18.400°E / 45.683; 18.400
Country  Croatia
County Osijek-Baranja County
Government
 • Mayor Dinko Burić (HDSSB)
Area
 • Town 69 km2 (27 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Town 10,825
 • Urban 6,518
Time zone Central European Time (UTC+1)

Belišće (pronounced [bɛ̌liːʃtɕɛ]) is a town in Croatia, located in the region of Slavonia, Osijek-Baranja County, at the altitude of 93 m. The population of the city is 6,518 (2011), with 10,825 in the municipality. In 2001 census, the majority were Croats. This industrial town upon the Drava river lies near the border with Hungary north from here.

Chief occupations are forestry, timber and wood processing, (sawmill, chemical and mechanical wood processing), corrugated fiberboard, metal industry, chemicals and synthetic material processing.

The influential Gutmann family made a significant impact on the Belišće region in the 19th and 20th century. Once vast Slavonian oak forests were mostly replaced with farmland, and a section of the working-class quarters of Salamon H. Gutmann from 1884 became part of the present-day Belišće.

Major recreational activities include angling, rowing kayak and canoe on the Drava, river and its backwaters and hunting in the broader surroundings.

The settlements in the administrative area are:[1]

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

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