Belica, Međimurje County

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Belica
Municipality
Belica Municipality
Općina Belica
Belica is located in Croatia
Belica
Belica
Location of Belica in Croatia
Coordinates: 46°24′N 16°31′E / 46.400°N 16.517°E / 46.400; 16.517
Country Croatia
County Međimurje County
Government
 • Municipal mayor Zvonimir Taradi
Area
 • Total 27.75 km2 (10.71 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 3,509
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 40319 Belica
Website belica.hr

Belica (Hungarian: Belica) is a village and municipality in Međimurje County, the northernmost county of Croatia. The municipality seat is in the village of Belica, located around 5 kilometres east of Čakovec, the largest city of Međimurje County.

According to the 2001 census, the Belica municipality had a total population of 3,509[1] living in the two villages that the municipality consists of:

  • Belica (population 2,509)
  • Gardinovec (population 1,000)

A total of 3,452 people living in the municipality (or 98.38 percent) identified themselves as Croats during the 2001 census.

Belica - the main street of the village

The municipality is known for its agriculture, especially potato farming. There is even a monument dedicated to potato in Belica, unveiled in August 2007.

There is also a kart circuit between Belica and the nearby village of Pribislavec, as well as a small sports airfield. Both Belica and Gardinovec have their own football clubs, NK BSK Belica and NK Radnički Gardinovec, who compete in local amateur leagues.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population by sex and age, by settlements". 2001 Census. Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 

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Coordinates: 46°24′N 16°31′E / 46.400°N 16.517°E / 46.400; 16.517