Brezik Našički

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Brezik Našički is a small village near Našice in Osijek-Baranja County. Population is 352 (2011).[1]

Brezik is a small village located 3 kilometers from Našice.

History[edit]

It grew on the wilderness of Count Pejačević's estate, and was first mentioned in 1896. Brezik is named after the birch forest that once grew there. The first house in the area was the lodge of Count Pejačević. However, the first inhabitants were the family of Nikola and Matilda Baricevic who moved in 1918 from Jasenica with their five sons and two daughters. The first child in the village was born in their family in 1926.

Catholics and Orthodox Christians from Lika settled in Brezik. They were laborers on the estate of Count Pejačević. Many immigrants were recorded arriving from 1938 until the 1950s. New families included the Knezevic, Nekic and Vulics.

Economy[edit]

In 1965 the village was electrified. The villagers built a dirt road that merged Brezik and Našice in 1972. By 2000, the village had access to other utilities including water and gas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Brezik Našički". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 

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Coordinates: 45°31′N 18°04′E / 45.517°N 18.067°E / 45.517; 18.067