Ivanić-Grad

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Ivanić-Grad

Ivanić-Grad (pronounced [ǐʋanitɕ ɡrâːd]) is a town in Zagreb County, Croatia. It is part of Moslavina.

Geography[edit]

Ivanić-Grad is located south-east from Zagreb, connected:

  • 25 km (15.53 mi) by highway A3 (Bregana-Zagreb-Ivanić-Grad-Slavonski Brod-Lipovac)
  • 25 km (15.53 mi) by train on direction Zagreb - Slavonski Brod - Vinkovci.

Population[edit]

In the 2011 census, the total population is 14,548, in the following settlements:[1]

In the 2011 census, 97% of the population were Croats.[2]

Administration[edit]

City government, court, police, health-service, post office are the part of infrastructure of Ivanić-Grad. Ivanić-Grad also has a well-known spa resort, Naftalan.

History[edit]

Situated some 30 km (18.64 mi) east of Zagreb, Ivanić-Grad was one of the bastions on the border between Croatia and the Ottoman Empire that was never breached over centuries of Turkish thrusting toward the West.

Until 1918, Ivanić-Grad (named MILITÄR KLOSTER IVANIC near 1850[3] ) was part of the Austrian monarchy (Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia after the compromise of 1867), in the Croatian Military Frontier, WARASDIN-KREUTZER Regiment N°V.

Persistent attempts by Hungarian authorities to impose their language[4] in civil affairs met with strong resistance from the Croats, acutely conscious and proud of their own Slav tongue and literary tradition, now flourishing after their renaissance earlier in the 19th century.

Famous people[edit]

  • Juraj Krnjević was one of the principal leaders of the Croatian Peasant Party (HSS) wholly devoted to achieving Croatian democracy and freedom.
  • Đuro Deželić, writer

Education[edit]

There are 2 elementary schools (OŠ Stjepana Basaričeka and OŠ Đure Deželića) and a high school (SŠ Ivan Švear) in Ivanić Grad. Current principals are : prof. Ksenija Pavlović (SŠ Ivan Švear), prof. Vlatka Koletić (OŠ Stjepana Basaričeka), prof. Marija Kostrevec (OŠ Đure Deželića).

OŠ Đure Deželića has the status of an international eco-school and has a green flag.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Ivanić-Grad". Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Zagreb". Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 
  3. ^ Handbook of Austria and Lombardy-Venetia Cancellations on the Postage Stamp Issues 1850-1864, by Edwin MUELLER, 1961.
  4. ^ More facts needed (laws?).

Coordinates: 45°42′29″N 16°23′41″E / 45.70806°N 16.39472°E / 45.70806; 16.39472