Lepoglava

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Lepoglava
City
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Lepoglava is located in Croatia
Lepoglava
Lepoglava
Coordinates: 46°12′27″N 16°02′37″E / 46.207399°N 16.043748°E / 46.207399; 16.043748
County Varaždin County
Government
 • Mayor Marijan Škvarić (HNS)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 8,283 (municipality)
 • Town itself 4,174
Time zone Central European Time (UTC+1)

Lepoglava is a town in Varaždin County, northern Croatia, located southwest of Varaždin, west of Ivanec and northeast of Krapina.

Demographics[edit]

A total of 8,283 people in the municipality (2011 census) lives in the following settlements:[1]

Prison[edit]

Main article: Lepoglava prison

Lepoglava is probably best known for hosting the main Croatian prison. In 1854, a monastery of the Pauline Fathers was transformed by the authorities into a penitentiary. In the 20th century, the prison was used to intern political prisoners by the authorities of Kingdom of Yugoslavia, the Independent State of Croatia, and SFR Yugoslavia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Lepoglava". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 

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