Town of Belišće
Belišće railway station
|• Mayor||Dinko Burić (Ind.)|
|• Town||69 km2 (27 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (Central European Time)|
Belišće (pronounced [bɛ̌liːʃtɕɛ]) is a town in Croatia, located in the region of Slavonia, Osijek-Baranja County, at the altitude of 93 m. The population of the town is 6,518 (2011), with 10,825 in the municipality. In 2011 census, the majority were Croats. This industrial town upon the Drava river lies near the border with Hungary north from here.
The influential Gutmann family made a significant impact on the Belišće region in the 19th and 20th century. Once vast Slavonian oak forests were mostly replaced with farmland, and a section of the working-class quarters of Salamon H. Gutmann from 1884 became part of the present-day Belišće.
The settlements in the administrative area are:
- Belišće, population 6,518
- Bistrinci, population 1,598
- Bocanjevci, population 457
- Gat, population 705
- Gorica Valpovačka, population 165
- Kitišanci, population 150
- Tiborjanci, population 291
- Veliškovci, population 685
- Vinogradci, population 256
- "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Belišće". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
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