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Church of Holy Trinity in Donja Stubica
|• Mayor||Juraj Srebačić (HDZ)|
|• Total||44.8 km2 (17.3 sq mi)|
|• Total||5,680 (municipality)|
|Time zone||Central European Time (UTC+1)|
Donja Stubica (Croatian pronunciation: [dôːɲaː stûbit͡sa]) or sometimes Stubica Donja is a town in Croatia, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) northeast of Zagreb on the northern slope of Medvednica. It is connected by the state road D307 and L202 railway. The total population is 5,680, with 2,200 people in Donja Stubica itself (census 2011), with a total area of 44.6 km2. It is part of the Krapina-Zagorje County, which covers the Hrvatsko Zagorje mountain region north of Zagreb up to the border with Slovenia.
The town was founded in 1209 by Andrew II of Hungary, during the period of Croatia in the union with Hungary. In 1573 it was a site of the Croatian and Slovenian peasant revolt under the leadership of Matija Gubec.
The city has given a number of secular and religious figures. It is also the site of four distinguished archaeological finds. On the basis of this historical importance, Donja Stubica was given town privileges in 1997.
The Kajkavijana association promotes the conservation and advancement of the Kajkavian dialect of the Croatian language spoken along the Kupa and Sava Rivers and the cultural heritage of the region. There is also the Culture and Art Society of Stubica and several sporting clubs.
The outlook for the development of Donja Stubica and its region is in the promotion of small and medium enterprises, trade, and tourism. A number of firms known nationwide are located in Donja Stubica, including Metalis, Hidraulika Kurelja, Trgostil, Frassinox, and Perfa. The town also hosts 3-star hotel complex Terme Jezerčica with wellness and spa facilities.
- Stjepan Steiner (1915-2006), physician, cardiologist, Major general in the Yugoslav People's Army and personal physician of Josip Broz Tito
- Lujo Margetić (1920-2010), historian
- Željko Matuš (1935-), football player, Olympic champion and European Championship silver medalist
Donja Stubica is twinned (twin towns — sister cities) with:
- "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Donja Stubica". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
- "Stȕbica Dȏnjā".
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