within Croatia (light yellow)
|• Župan||Miroslav Čačija (HSS)|
|• Total||2,652 km2 (1,024 sq mi)|
|• Density||45/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||HR-07|
The central town of Bjelovar was first mentioned in 1413, and it only gained importance when a new fort was built in 1756 to defend against the Ottoman invasions. The town was pronounced a free royal town in 1874.
The other part of the county name is for the picturesque hill of Bilogora that stretches along the northern edge of the county.
The Bjelovar-Bilogora County borders on the Koprivnica-Križevci County in the north, Virovitica-Podravina County in the northeast, Požega-Slavonia County in the southeast, Sisak-Moslavina County in the southwest and Zagreb County in the west.
According to 2001 census, the inhabitants of Bjelovar-Bilogora county were:
Bjelovar-Bilogora county is further divided into 5 towns and 18 municipalities.
- Župan (prefect): Miroslav Čačija (HSS)
- Deputy župan: Krešo Jelavić (HDZ)
- Deputy župan: Alen Baščevan (HSLS)
The county assembly is composed of 41 representatives, presided by Stanko Grčić (HSS) and composed as follows:
- Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 13
- Croatian Peasants Party (HSS) 10
- SDP-HNS: 9
- Croatian Social Liberal Party (HSLS) 7
- Croatian Party of Rights (HSP) 2
Based on election results in 2009.
- "Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011, First Results by Settlements" (HTML). Statistical Reports (in Croatian and English) (Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics) (1441). June 2011. ISSN 1332-0297. Retrieved 2012-04-11.
- "Population contingents, by towns/municipalities, census 2001". Croatian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2008-09-21.
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