Donji Miholjac

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Donji Miholjac
Town
Town of Donji Miholjac
Grad Donji Miholjac
Donji Miholjac is located in Croatia
Donji Miholjac
Donji Miholjac
Location of Donji Miholjac in Croatia
Donji Miholjac is located in Osijek-Baranja County
Donji Miholjac
Donji Miholjac
Location of Donji Miholjac in Osijek-Baranja County
Coordinates: 45°45′40″N 18°09′54″E / 45.761°N 18.165°E / 45.761; 18.165
Country  Croatia
County Osijek-Baranja County
Government
 • Mayor Stjepan Viduka (HDZ)
Area
 • Town 154 km2 (59 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Town 9,491
 • Urban 6,240
Time zone Central European Time (UTC+1)

Donji Miholjac (Hungarian: Alsómiholjác, German: Unter-Miholtz) is a town in the region of Slavonia, Croatia.

Geography[edit]

Donji Miholjac is located on the river Drava at the border with Hungary, 34 km north of Našice; elevation 97 m.

Economy[edit]

Chief occupations are farming, rubber and plastics processing, production of vinegar, soft drinks and pasta.

Population[edit]

In the 2011 census, there were 9,491 inhabitants in the area, and 95% of the population were Croats.[2]

Settlements[edit]

There are seven settlements in the municipality:[1]

History[edit]

In the late 19th and early 20th century, Donji Miholjac was a district capital in the Virovitica County of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia.

Culture[edit]

The Miholjac Gathering (Miholjacko Sijelo) represents the most important event, including traditional folk costumes, tunes and dances as well as rich gastronomic offer.

Angling and hunting represent the main basis of tourism. The immediate surroundings of the town offer hunting, and the nearby fishpond and the Drava river angling opportunities. Tennis courts are situated near the hotel. In addition to the Slavonian specialities, Donji Miholjac and its surroundings offer freshwater fish (carp, amur, pike-perch, sheat-fish, etc.)

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External links[edit]

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