Marija Gorica

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Marija Gorica
Općina Marija Gorica
Coat of arms of Marija Gorica
Coat of arms
Marija Gorica is located in Croatia
Marija Gorica
Marija Gorica
Location of Marija Gorica in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°55′12″N 15°43′48″E / 45.92000°N 15.73000°E / 45.92000; 15.73000Coordinates: 45°55′12″N 15°43′48″E / 45.92000°N 15.73000°E / 45.92000; 15.73000
Country Croatia
County Zagreb County
 • Mayor Marica Jančić (HDZ)
 • Total 17.2 km2 (6.6 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 2,089
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal codes 10299, 10293
Area code 01
License plates ZG

Marija Gorica (Croatian pronunciation: [mǎrija ɡǒrit͡sa]) is a municipality in Croatia in the Zagreb County. According to the 2001 census, there are 2,089 inhabitants, the absolute majority are Croats.

This municipality is named after Virgin Mary, who is worshiped here. Marija is a Croatian form of the name Mary, while Gorica means "hill". Fossilized teeth of the extinct proboscid Deinotherium (also depicted on the municipal coat of arms) were found in Marija Gorica.[1] In Marija Gorica Croatian writer Ante Kovačić went to school.[2] This school is today named after him.[3] The mayor is Marica Jančić, who was born in Žlebec Gorički.


Church in Marija Gorica

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