Donji Miholjac

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Donji Miholjac
Town of Donji Miholjac
Grad Donji Miholjac
Mailáth Castle
Mailáth Castle
Donji Miholjac is located in Osijek-Baranja County
Donji Miholjac
Donji Miholjac
Location of Donji Miholjac in Croatia
Donji Miholjac is located in Croatia
Donji Miholjac
Donji Miholjac
Donji Miholjac (Croatia)
Coordinates: 45°45′40″N 18°09′54″E / 45.761°N 18.165°E / 45.761; 18.165
Country  Croatia
County Zastava Osječko-baranjske županije.png Osijek-Baranja
 • Mayor Goran Aladić (ind.)
 • Town 134.63 km2 (51.98 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Town 9,491
 • Urban 6,240
Time zone Central European Time (UTC+1)

Donji Miholjac (Hungarian: Alsómiholjác, German: Unter-Miholtz) is a town and municipality in the Slavonia region of Croatia, on the river Drava and the border with Hungary.


In the 2011 census, there were 9,491 inhabitants in the area, and 95% of the population were Croats.[3]


There are seven settlements in the municipality:[2]


In the late 19th and early 20th century, Donji Miholjac was a district capital in the Virovitica County of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia. Its name comes from Saint Michael. During the time of Ancient Rome, it was called Mariniana.[4] There are several suggested etymology for the name "Mariniana". One is that it comes from the Roman personal name "Marinus". The other is that it comes from the Indo-European roots *mory and *h1ny, so that it means "marshy valley". If so, the same root is seen in the names "Mursa" and "Marsonia".[5][unreliable source?]


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