Krapina-Zagorje County (light orange)
within Croatia (light yellow)
|• Župan||Željko Kolar (SDP)|
|• Total||1,229 km2 (475 sq mi)|
|• Density||110/km2 (280/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||HR-02|
The Krapina-Zagorje County is a candidate for being the most idyllic county in Croatia: the many villages and small towns spread out across the hillsides are perfect for agriculture (vineyards in particular) and summer houses. Although beautiful, the many hills rivers, creeks and lakes through many valleys cause a peculiar effect throughout Zagorje: 15% of the year, fog significantly lowers visibility in the area.
Perhaps the most astonishing landmark of the area is the excavation site of a 100,000-year-old Neanderthal man in caves near the central town of Krapina. Existence of "modern"-day Krapina itself has been verified since 1193, and was always a favorite site for castles and other country houses of Croatian and Hungarian rulers.
Other towns of the county are Zabok, Pregrada, Zlatar, Oroslavje, Donja Stubica, Klanjec. The town of Stubica features another thermal spring, the Stubičke toplice ("toplice" means spa). Also in the area are the medieval castles Veliki Tabor, Miljana, Bežanec, Hellenbach, Milengrad etc.
Krapina-Zagorje County is divided into:
- City of Krapina (county seat)
- Town of Donja Stubica
- Town of Klanjec
- Town of Oroslavje
- Town of Pregrada
- Town of Zabok
- Town of Zlatar
- Municipality of Bedekovčina
- Municipality of Budinšćina
- Municipality of Desinić
- Municipality of Đurmanec
- Municipality of Gornja Stubica
- Municipality of Hrašćina
- Municipality of Hum na Sutli
- Municipality of Jesenje
- Municipality of Kraljevec na Sutli
- Municipality of Krapinske Toplice
- Municipality of Konjšćina
- Municipality of Kumrovec
- Municipality of Marija Bistrica
- Municipality of Lobor
- Municipality of Mače
- Municipality of Mihovljan
- Municipality of Novi Golubovec
- Municipality of Petrovsko
- Municipality of Radoboj
- Municipality of Sveti Križ Začretje
- Municipality of Stubičke Toplice
- Municipality of Tuhelj
- Municipality of Veliko Trgovišće
- Municipality of Zagorska Sela
- Municipality of Zlatar Bistrica
|Historical populations of Krapina-Zagorje County|
|Source: Naselja i stanovništvo Republike Hrvatske 1857–2001, Croatian Bureau of Statistics, Zagreb, 2005|
Since the late 1940s the county's population has been slowly shrinking. As of the 2011 census, the county had 132,892 residents. The population density is 110 people per km².
|This article needs additional citations for verification. (July 2011)|
- 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) 45. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. p. 56. ISSN 1334-0638. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
- "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: County of Krapina-Zagorje". 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.
- Official website (Croatian)
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