Varaždinske Toplice

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Varaždinske Toplice
City
Skyline of Varaždinske Toplice
Varaždinske Toplice is located in Croatia
Varaždinske Toplice
Varaždinske Toplice
Coordinates: 46°12′29″N 16°25′17″E / 46.20806°N 16.42139°E / 46.20806; 16.42139Coordinates: 46°12′29″N 16°25′17″E / 46.20806°N 16.42139°E / 46.20806; 16.42139
Country  Croatia
County Varaždin county
Government
 • Mayor Goranka Štefanić
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,765
Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1857 917 —    
1869 1,141 +24.4%
1880 1,189 +4.2%
1890 1,256 +5.6%
1900 1,245 −0.9%
1910 1,250 +0.4%
1921 1,261 +0.9%
1931 1,248 −1.0%
1948 1,179 −5.5%
1953 1,282 +8.7%
1961 1,193 −6.9%
1971 1,293 +8.4%
1981 1,642 +27.0%
1991 1,891 +15.2%
2001 1,877 −0.7%
2011 1,765 −6.0%

Varaždinske Toplice (Hungarian: Varasdfürdő, German: Warasdin - Töplitz or Bad Warasdin, Kajkavian: Varaždinske Toplice) is a small town in northern part of Croatia in Varaždin County. The town has been well known throughout the centuries for its hot springs as well as a medical center. In Ancient Rome it was known as Aquae Iasae.

Today, the town's biggest employers are "Hotel Minerva", built in 1981 with approx. 440 beds, and Hospital for Medicinal Rehabilitation "Terme" which is one of the leading rehabilitation centers for spinal cord and neurological injuries and disorders in Croatia. In 2013 Varaždin County, the formal owner of the hotel and the hospital, outlined a plan of building a new hospital which would continue on the expertise in spinal cord treatment. The plan also includes the construction of a completely new hotel, as well as an adaptation of the existing hotel Minerva. The value of proposed investments revolves around €80 million.

Varaždinske Toplice has two churches, the smaller one having been built in 13th century with the resting place of Antun Kukuljević, a supreme principal of all the schools in Croatia between 1836 and 1847 and father of Ivan Kukuljević Sakcinski, next to the church.

The town is also famous for being a site of a school in 1480 which is considered to be the oldest known school in the Balkan peninsula. The most recent school building for town's elementary school was opened in 1980 thus commemorating 500 years of continuous education.

Nowadays, the town is also the center of a municipality which consists of the town itself and surrounding villages. In the 2011 census, the population of the municipality was 6,364, composed of the following settlements:[1]

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