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. 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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