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Semeljci is located in Osijek-Baranja County
Semeljci is located in Croatia
Location in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°22′N 18°32′E / 45.36°N 18.54°E / 45.36; 18.54Coordinates: 45°22′N 18°32′E / 45.36°N 18.54°E / 45.36; 18.54
Country  Croatia
County Zastava Osječko-baranjske županije.png Osijek-Baranja
 • Mayor Grga Lončarević
 • Total 102 km2 (39 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 4 362
Time zone Central European Time (UTC+1)

Semeljci is a municipality in Osijek-Baranja County, Croatia. According to the 2011 census, Semeljci has 4,362 inhabitants, 98.6% of whom are Croats.[1]


Semeljci is located 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) east of Djakovo, and is bordered by Kešinci, Farkaševac and Koritna.


In the 13th century, Semeljci was a large village near present-day Kešinci. In the second half of the 15th century it reverted to the possession of feudal Gorjanskis and was called Somoghka (forest).

In 1702, Semeljci had 14 inhabited houses. By the mid-18th century, Semeljci had grown to include 95 listed houses and was one of the largest villages that made up the Diocesan estate. The increased number of people was the main reason that the village became the seat of the parish by 1754.

In the 1960s and 1970s the Germans abandoned Bačka to buy property in Semeljci and surrounding villages throughout Đakovština. Cultural interaction with the locals was successful, but short-lived.


Semeljci is one of the largest agricultural areas in Croatia. In 2005, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce awarded the Golden Kuna in the category of large enterprises to Semeljci for its achievements.

Semeljci includes crop production, an animal feed factory, a grain market, silo operations, livestock production, sirkovih broom manufacturing, veterinary services and trade. There are more than 4,000 dairy cows in Ivankovo, the largest farm in Croatia.


  1. ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Osijek-Baranja". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.