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Cvelferija is a geographic region the Croatian part of Syrmia, in eastern Croatia. Villages in the region are Vrbanja, Soljani, Strošinci, Drenovci, Đurići, Račinovci, Gunja, Rajevo Selo, Posavski Podgajci.[1]

The name for the region comes from the German word zwölf or twelve. Specifically, villages were part of the Slavonian Military Frontier in the past, where they were part of the Twelfth Company of the Frontier.[1] At that time this region was bordering the Ottoman Empire, while in the present the region borders Bosnia-Herzegovina (to the south) and Serbia (to the east).

The whole region is administratively located within the Vukovar-Srijem County, on its southern edge.

Every year in one of these villages, the cultural event Raspjevana Cvelferija (in English: 'Singing Cvelferija') take place. The event is attended by folklore groups from Cvelferija and their guests.


Settlement Population 2001 Population 2011[2]
Vrbanja 2,952 2,201
Soljani 1,554 1,241
Strošinci 668 496
Drenovci 3,049 1,898
Đurići 418 290
Račinovci 982 691
Gunja 5,033 3,707
Rajevo Selo 1,407 986
Posavski Podgajci 1,568 1,244
TOTAL 17,631 12,754

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  1. ^ a b Branko Nadilo (2001). "Cvelferija u ratu i obnovi" [Cvelferija in war and reconstruction] (PDF). Građevinar (in Croatian). Croatian Association of Civil Engineers. 53 (11): 741–745. ISSN 0350-2465. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 December 2007. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
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