Bjelovar-Bilogora County

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Bjelovar-Bilogora County
Bjelovarsko-bilogorska županija
County
Flag of Bjelovar-Bilogora County
Flag
Coat of arms of Bjelovar-Bilogora County
Coat of arms
Bjelovar-Bilogora County (light orange) within Croatia (light yellow)
Bjelovar-Bilogora County (light orange)
within Croatia (light yellow)
County seat Bjelovar
Government
 • Župan Miroslav Čačija (HSS)
Area[1]
 • Total 2,640 km2 (1,020 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 119,764
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Area code 043
ISO 3166 code HR-07
Website http://www.bbz.hr/

Bjelovar-Bilogora County (Croatian: Bjelovarsko-bilogorska županija) is a county in central Croatia.

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.

Other towns in the county are Daruvar, Garešnica, Čazma and Grubišno Polje.

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.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census, the inhabitants of Bjelovar-Bilogora County were:[3]

Administrative division[edit]

Bjelovar-Bilogora County is further divided into 5 towns and 18 municipalities.

Towns
Town Population
(2011 census)[2]
Bjelovar 40,276
Čazma 8,077
Daruvar 11,633
Garešnica 10,472
Grubišno Polje 6,478
Municipalities
Municipality Population
(2001 census)[2]
Berek 1,443
Dežanovac 2,715
Đulovac 3,245
Hercegovac 2,383
Ivanska 2,911
Kapela 2,984
Končanica 2,360
Nova Rača 3,433
Rovišće 4,822
Severin 877
Sirač 2,218
Šandrovac 1,776
Štefanje 2,030
Velika Pisanica 1,781
Velika Trnovitica 1,370
Veliki Grđevac 2,849
Veliko Trojstvo 2,741
Zrinski Topolovac 890

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations of Bjelovar-Bilogora County
Year Pop. ±%
1857 84,893 —    
1869 95,981 +13.1%
1880 101,420 +5.7%
1890 130,901 +29.1%
1900 150,825 +15.2%
1910 163,039 +8.1%
1921 162,453 −0.4%
1931 173,597 +6.9%
Year Pop. ±%
1948 166,485 −4.1%
1953 170,651 +2.5%
1961 167,599 −1.8%
1971 157,811 −5.8%
1981 149,551 −5.2%
1991 144,042 −3.7%
2001 133,084 −7.6%
2011 119,764 −10.0%
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.

Ethnic Croats form the majority with 84.8% of the population, followed by Serbs at 6.3% and Czechs at 5.2%.[4]

Protected areas[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ a b c "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. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "Stanovništvo prema narodnosti po gradovima/općinama, Popis 2011.". Croatian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 

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Coordinates: 45°54′10″N 16°50′51″E / 45.90278°N 16.84750°E / 45.90278; 16.84750