Pakrac

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Pakrac
Town
Pakra River in Pakrac
Pakra River in Pakrac
Pakrac is located in Croatia
Pakrac
Pakrac
Location of Pakrac in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°26′N 17°11′E / 45.44°N 17.19°E / 45.44; 17.19
Country  Croatia
County Flag of Požega-Slavonia County.png Požega-Slavonia
Government
 • Mayor Davor Huška (HDZ)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Town 8,460
 • Urban 4,842
Time zone Central European Time (UTC+1)

Pakrac is a town in western Slavonia, Croatia, population 4,842, total municipality population 8,460 (census 2011).[1] Pakrac is located on the road and railroad connecting the regions of Posavina and Podravina.

Name[edit]

In Croatian the town is known as Pakrac, in German as Pakratz, in Hungarian as Pakrác.

History[edit]

The town was first mentioned in 1237. It was captured by Ottoman Empire in 1543. It was initially kaza centre in Sanjak of Pojega between 1543 and 1552, laterly in Sanjak of Pakrac in Rumelia Eyalet between 1552 and 1559. Laterly it was centre of Sanjak of Pakrac between 1559 and 1601, when its centre was moved to Cernik. Ottoman rule in Pakrac lasted till Austrian capture in 1691. In the late 19th and early 20th century, Pakrac was part of the Požega County of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia.

Demographics[edit]

In the census of 1991, the municipality of Pakrac (today cities Pakrac and Lipik) encompassed a different, larger area and its population was as follows:[citation needed]

total Serbs Croats Yugoslavs others
27,589 12,813 (46.44%) 9,896 (35.86%) 1,346 (4.87%) 3,534 (12.80%)

In the census of 2011, the municipality of Pakrac comprised:[2]

total Croats Serbs others
8,460 6,168 (72.91%) 1,340 (15.84%) 952 (11.25%)

Settlements[edit]

The municipality consists of 42 settlements:[1]

Notable people from Pakrac[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Pakrac". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Požega-Slavonia". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 

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