Bjelovar-Bilogora County (light orange)
within Croatia (light yellow)
|• Župan||Miroslav Čačija (HSS)|
|• Total||2,640 km2 (1,020 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 the 2011 census, the inhabitants of Bjelovar-Bilogora County were:
Bjelovar-Bilogora County is further divided into 5 towns and 18 municipalities.
|Historical populations of Bjelovar-Bilogora County|
|Source: Naselja i stanovništvo Republike Hrvatske 1857–2001, Croatian Bureau of Statistics, Zagreb, 2005|
As of the 2011 census, the county had 119,764 residents. The population density is 45 people per km².
- Ostroški, Ljiljana, ed. (December 2013). "Statistički ljetopis Republike Hrvatske 2013" [2013 Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia] (PDF). Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia (in Croatian and English) (Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics) 45: 56. ISSN 1334-0638. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
- "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: County of Bjelovar-Bilogora". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
- "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Bjelovar-Bilogora". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
- "Stanovništvo prema narodnosti po gradovima/općinama, Popis 2011.". Croatian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
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