Požega County

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This article is about the historical county of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia. For the current Croatian county, see Požega-Slavonia County.
Požega County
Požeška županija
County of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia
12th century–1920

Coat of arms of Požega County

Coat of arms

Location of Požega County
Location of the County (yellow) within the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia (green)
Capital Požega
45°20′N 17°41′E / 45.333°N 17.683°E / 45.333; 17.683Coordinates: 45°20′N 17°41′E / 45.333°N 17.683°E / 45.333; 17.683
History
 -  Established 12th century
 -  Treaty of Trianon 4 June 1920
Area
 -  1910 4,933 km2 (1,905 sq mi)
Population
 -  1910 265,272 
Density 53.8 /km2  (139.3 /sq mi)
Today part of Croatia
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Old map of Požega County

Požega County (Croatian: Požeška županija; Hungarian: Pozsega vármegye) was a historic administrative subdivision (županija) of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia. Croatia-Slavonia was an autonomous kingdom within the Lands of the Crown of Saint Stephen (Transleithania), the Hungarian part of the dual Austro-Hungarian Empire. Its territory is now in eastern Croatia. The capital of the county was Požega.

Geography[edit]

Požega county shared borders with the Austrian land Bosnia-Herzegovina and the counties of Zagreb, Bjelovar-Križevci, Virovitica and Srijem (all in Croatia-Slavonia). The county stretched along the left (northern) bank of the river Sava. Its area was 4933 km² around 1910.

History[edit]

The territory of Požega County was part of the Kingdom of Croatia when it entered a personal union with the Kingdom of Hungary in 1102, and with it became part of the Habsburg Monarchy in 1526. Požega County was re-established after it was liberated from Ottoman occupation in the late 17th century. In 1918 (confirmed by the Treaty of Trianon 1920), the county became part of the newly formed Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (Yugoslavia). Since 1991, when Croatia became independent from Yugoslavia, the county is part of Croatia.

Demographics[edit]

In 1900, the county had a population of 229,361 people and was composed of the following linguistic communities:[1]

Total:

According to the census of 1900, the county was composed of the following religious communities:[2]

Total:

In 1910, the population of the county was 265,272.

Population by language (1910 census):

  • Croatian = 142,616 (53.7%)
  • Serbian = 66,783 (25.1%)
  • Hungarian = 16,462 (6.2%)
  • German = 13,143
  • Slovak = 3,352
  • Rusyn = 2,888

Subdivisions[edit]

In the early 20th century, the subdivisions of Pozsega county were:

Districts
District Capital
Slavonski Brod Slavonski Brod
Daruvar Daruvar
Novska Novska
Pakrac Pakrac
Požega Požega
Nova Gradiška Nova Gradiška
Urban districts
Slavonski Brod
Požega

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  2. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-12-06.