Virovitica

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Virovitica
City
Grad Virovitica
Virovitica
Virovitica
Flag of Virovitica
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Virovitica is located in Croatia
Virovitica
Virovitica
Location of Virovitica in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°50′N 17°23′E / 45.833°N 17.383°E / 45.833; 17.383Coordinates: 45°50′N 17°23′E / 45.833°N 17.383°E / 45.833; 17.383
Country Croatia
CountyFlag of Virovitica-Podravina County.png Virovitica-Podravina
Government
 • MayorIvica Kirin (HDZ)
Area
 • City178.49 km2 (68.92 sq mi)
Elevation122 m (400 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • City21,291
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
 • Urban14,688
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code33 000
Area code+385 (0) 33
Vehicle registrationVT
Websitehttp://www.virovitica.hr/

Virovitica (pronounced [ʋirɔʋǐtit͡sa]) is a Croatian city near the Hungarian border. It is situated near the Drava river and belongs to the historic region of Slavonia. Virovitica has a population of 14,688, with 21,291 people in the municipality (census 2011).[1] It is also the capital of Virovitica-Podravina County.

Name[edit]

Virovitica has also historically been known by the names Wirowititz/Virovititz and Wirowitiza (German), Viroviticza, Verewitiza, Verowitiza, Verowtiza, Verőce (Hungarian) and Varaviza (Italian), Viroviticza or Verucia Latin).

History[edit]

The town is first mentioned in 1234. It was part of Ottoman Empire between 1552 and 1684 and was kaza centre initially in Sanjak of Pojega (1552-1601), later in Sanjak of Rahoviçe in Kanije Eyalet (1601-1684) till Austrian conquest.

In the late 19th century and early 20th century, Virovitica was a district capital in the Virovitica County of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia.

Demographics[edit]

The following settlements comprise the administrative area of the city of Virovitica:[1]

Culture[edit]

The patron saint of Virovitica is St. Rocco (Sv. Rok), celebrated every August 16.

Notable people[edit]

Gallery[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Virovitica is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Virovitica". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.

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