Donji Miholjac

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Donji Miholjac
Town
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
Government
 • Mayor Goran Aladić (ind.)
Area[1]
 • 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.

Population[edit]

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

Settlements[edit]

There are seven settlements in the municipality:[2]

History[edit]

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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External links[edit]

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