Valpovo

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Valpovo
Town
Town of Valpovo
Grad Valpovo
Valpovo Castle
Valpovo Castle
Valpovo is located in Croatia
Valpovo
Valpovo
Location of Valpovo in Croatia
Valpovo is located in Osijek-Baranja County
Valpovo
Valpovo
Location of Valpovo in Osijek-Baranja County
Coordinates: 45°40′N 18°25′E / 45.66°N 18.42°E / 45.66; 18.42
Country  Croatia
County Osijek-Baranja County
Government
 • Mayor Leon Žulj (HDZ)
Area
 • Town 143 km2 (55 sq mi)
Elevation 91 m (299 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Town 11,563
 • Urban 7,406
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Website Grad Valpovo

Valpovo is a town in Slavonia, Croatia. It is close to the Drava river in the region of Slavonia, 25 km (16 mi) northwest of Osijek. The population of Valpovo is 7,406, with a total of 11,563 in the municipality.[1]

Name[edit]

In Hungarian the town is known as Valpó, in German as Walpowo, and in Turkish as Valpo.

Demographics[edit]

The settlements in the municipal area of Valpovo are:[1]

In the census of 2011, the absolute majority were Croats.

History[edit]

In the late 19th and early 20th century, Valpovo was part of the Virovitica County of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia.

Officials in the communist Yugoslav regime established a camp for Germans which operated from 1945 to 1946.[citation needed]

Economy[edit]

Economy is based on farming, livestock breeding, forestry, wood and timber and foodstuffs industries; close to the town are oil and natural gas deposits. Valpovo lies on a regional road that connects it to Osijek and Donji Miholjac, as well a road to Belišće and to Bizovac through Ladimirevci.

River Karašica and bridge Malta

Attractions[edit]

Located close to the banks of the Drava river (5 km), Valpovo was an ancient dwelling of feudal families. Major tourist attraction include important cultural and historical heritage, (remains of a mediaeval fortification, the old brickwork bridge, churches) and a landscaped park, protected as a horticultural monument. Prandau-Normann Castle: Count Normann-Ehrenfels and Baron Prandau-Hilleprandt had a magnificent castle that was rebuilt seven times. They planted 121 herbal sorts on 250,000 square meters. Valpovo's park is one of the most beautiful in Slavonia.

The most important annual event is the Valpovo Summer, attended by a number of cultural clubs with folklore, music, theatrical and other performances.

Angling opportunities are provided on the nearby rivers Karašica, Vučica, Drava, as well as on lakes and fishponds; hunting grounds are offered nearby. Slavonian specialities, venison and freshwater fish, and quality wines add to the visitor opportunities of the Valpovo region.

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°40′N 18°25′E / 45.667°N 18.417°E / 45.667; 18.417