Lepoglava is a town in Varaždin County, northern Croatia, located southwest of Varaždin, west of Ivanec and northeast of Krapina.
A total of 8,283 people in the municipality (2011 census) lives in the following settlements:
- Bednjica, population 209
- Crkovec, population 188
- Donja Višnjica, population 542
- Gornja Višnjica, population 271
- Jazbina Višnjička, population 25
- Kamenica, population 141
- Kamenički Vrhovec, population 205
- Kameničko Podgorje, population 322
- Lepoglava, population 4,174
- Muričevec, population 195
- Očura, population 188
- Viletinec, population 173
- Vulišinec, population 237
- Zalužje, population 162
- Zlogonje, population 412
- Žarovnica, population 839
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.
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