Bilje

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For the village in Slovenia, see Bilje, Miren – Kostanjevica.
Bilje
Municipality
Bilje Municipality
Općina Bilje
Bilje is located in Croatia
Bilje
Bilje
Coordinates: 45°36′25″N 18°44′38″E / 45.60694°N 18.74389°E / 45.60694; 18.74389Coordinates: 45°36′25″N 18°44′38″E / 45.60694°N 18.74389°E / 45.60694; 18.74389
Government
 • Mayor of Municipality Željko Cickaj
Area
 • Total 344 km2 (133 sq mi)
Elevation 87 m (285 ft)
Population
 • Total 5,642
Time zone Central European Time (UTC+1)
Website www.bilje.hr
Map of Bilje municipality

Bilje (Hungarian: Bellye) is a town and municipality in the Baranja region of Osijek-Baranja County, in north-eastern Croatia. It is 8 km northeast of Osijek, on the edge of the Kopački Rit nature park.

Name[edit]

Its name derived from the Slavic word "bilje" ("herb" in English). In German the village is known as Belje, in Hungarian as Bellye,[1] and in Serbian Cyrillic as Биље.

Geography[edit]

The municipality of Bilje include following settlements and population (2011 census):[2]

Demographics[edit]

There are 5,642 inhabitants in the municipality (2011 census),[2] including:[3]

History[edit]

In the late 19th and early 20th century, Bilje was part of the Baranya County of the Kingdom of Hungary.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Registar Geografskih Imena Nacionalnih Manjina Republike Hrvatske" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  2. ^ a b "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Bilje". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Osijek-Baranja". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.