Lepoglava

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Lepoglava
City
Lepoglava monastery
Lepoglava monastery
Flag of Lepoglava
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Lepoglava is located in Croatia
Lepoglava
Lepoglava
Location of Lepoglava in Croatia
Coordinates: 46°12′27″N 16°02′37″E / 46.207399°N 16.043748°E / 46.207399; 16.043748Coordinates: 46°12′27″N 16°02′37″E / 46.207399°N 16.043748°E / 46.207399; 16.043748
Country Croatia
CountyFlag of Varaždin County.png Varaždin
Government
 • MayorMarijan Škvarić (HNS)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total8,283 (municipality)
 • Town itself
4,174
Time zoneUTC+1 (Central European Time)

Lepoglava is a town in Varaždin County, northern Croatia, located southwest of Varaždin, west of Ivanec and northeast of Krapina.

Demographics[edit]

A total of 8,283 people in the municipality (2011 census) lives in the following settlements:[1]

History[edit]

Lepoglava is probably best known for hosting the main Croatian prison. In 1854, a monastery of the Pauline Fathers was transformed by the authorities into a prison. In the twentieth century, the prison was used to intern political prisoners by the authorities of Kingdom of Yugoslavia, the Independent State of Croatia, and SFR Yugoslavia.

During WWII, the Lepoglava concentration camp is built by the Ustashe, around 1,000 prisoners were murdered there.

References[edit]

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

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