Virovitica

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Virovitica
Town
Grad Virovitica
Naslovna Virovitica.jpg
Flag of Virovitica
Flag
Virovitica is located in Croatia
Virovitica
Virovitica
Coordinates: 45°50′N 17°23′E / 45.833°N 17.383°E / 45.833; 17.383Coordinates: 45°50′N 17°23′E / 45.833°N 17.383°E / 45.833; 17.383
Country Croatia
County Virovitica-Podravina County
Government
 • Mayor Ivica Kirin (HDZ)
Area
 • Town 178.49 km2 (68.92 sq mi)
Elevation 122 m (400 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Town 21,291
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
 • Urban 14,688
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 33 000
Area code +385 (0) 33
Vehicle registration VT
Website http://www.virovitica.hr/

Virovitica (pronounced [ʋirɔʋǐtit͡sa]) is a Croatian town near the Hungarian border. It is situated near the Drava river and belongs to the historic region of Slavonia. Virovitica has a population of 14,688, with 21,291 people in the municipality (census 2011).[1] It is also the capital of Virovitica-Podravina County.

Name[edit]

Virovitica has also historically been known by the names Wirowititz/Virovititz and Wirowitiza (German), Viroviticza, Verewitiza, Verowitiza, Verowtiza, Verőce (Hungarian) and Varaviza (Italian), Viroviticza or Verucia Latin).

History[edit]

In the late 19th century and early 20th century, Virovitica was a district capital in the Virovitica County of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia.

Demographics[edit]

The following settlements comprise the administrative area of the city of Virovitica:[1]

Culture[edit]

Pejačević castle in the town centre

The patron saint of Virovitica is St. Rocco (Sv. Rok), celebrated every August 16.

Notable people[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Virovitica is twinned with:

References[edit]

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

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