Zagreb County (former)

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Zagreb County
Zagrebačka županija
County of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia

Coat of arms of Zagreb County

Coat of arms

Location of Zagreb County
Location of the County (yellow) within the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia (green)
Capital Zagreb
45°49′N 15°59′E / 45.817°N 15.983°E / 45.817; 15.983Coordinates: 45°49′N 15°59′E / 45.817°N 15.983°E / 45.817; 15.983
 -  Established 1840
 -  Treaty of Trianon 4 June 1920
 -  1910 7,210 km2 (2,784 sq mi)
 -  1910 594,052 
Density 82.4 /km2  (213.4 /sq mi)
Today part of Croatia
Old map of Zagreb County

Zagreb County (Croatian: Zagrebačka županija; Hungarian: Zágráb 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 northern Croatia. The capital of the county was Zagreb.


Zagreb County shared borders with the Austrian lands Styria, Carniola and Bosnia-Herzegovina and the counties of Varaždin County, Bjelovar-Križevci, Požega and Modruš-Rijeka (all in Croatia-Slavonia). The river Sava flows through the county. Its area was 7210 km² around 1910.


The territory of the Zagreb 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. Zagreb County was re-established after it was liberated from Ottoman occupation in the early 18th century.[citation needed] 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 the Republic of Croatia.


In 1900, the county had a population of 541,242 people and was composed of the following linguistic communities:[1]


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


In 1910, the population of the county was 594,052.

Population by language (1910 census):

  • Croatian = 445,870 (75%)
  • Serbian = 122,558 (20.6%)
  • Hungarian = 6,068 (1%)
  • German = 6,016 (1%)


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

District Capital
Dugo Selo Dugo Selo
Dvor Dvor
Glina Glina
Jastrebarsko Jastrebarsko
Karlovac Karlovac
Kostajnica Kostajnica
Velika Gorica Velika Gorica
Petrinja Petrinja
Pisarovina Pisarovina
Samobor Samobor
Stubica Donja Stubica
Sveti Ivan Zelina Sveti Ivan Zelina
Sisak Sisak
Topusko Topusko
Zagreb Zagreb
Urban counties
Urban districts


  1. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  2. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Retrieved 2012-12-06.