Belica, Međimurje County

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Belica
Municipality
Village centre
Village centre
Belica is located in Croatia
Belica
Belica
Location of Belica in Croatia
Coordinates: 46°24′N 16°31′E / 46.400°N 16.517°E / 46.400; 16.517
Country  Croatia
County Međimurje
Government
 • Municipal mayor Zvonimir Taradi
Area
 • Total 27.75 km2 (10.71 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 3,176
 • Density 110/km2 (300/sq mi)
  (municipality total)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 40319 Belica
Website belica.hr

Belica (Hungarian: Belica) is a village and municipality in Međimurje County, the northernmost county of Croatia. The municipality seat is in the village of Belica, located around 5 kilometres east of Čakovec, the largest city of Međimurje County.

According to the 2011 census, the Belica municipality had a total population of 3,176[1] living in the two villages that the municipality consists of:

  • Belica (population 2,278)
  • Gardinovec (population 898)
Location within Međimurje County

A total of 3,134 people living in the municipality (or 98.68 percent) identified themselves as Croats during the 2011 census.[2]

The municipality is known for its agriculture, especially potato farming. There is even a monument dedicated to potato in Belica, unveiled in August 2007.

There is also a kart circuit between Belica and the nearby village of Pribislavec, as well as a small sports airfield. Both Belica and Gardinovec have their own football clubs, NK BSK Belica and NK Radnički Gardinovec, who compete in local amateur leagues.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Belica". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Međimurje". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 

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Coordinates: 46°24′N 16°31′E / 46.400°N 16.517°E / 46.400; 16.517