Geography & National Resources
Bjelovar-Bilogora County is located in the eastern part of central Croatia, and borders with four counties. Koprivnica-Križevci County in the north, Virovitica - Podravina County in the northeast, Sisak -Moslavina County in the south, and Zagreb County in the west.
The area of 2.652 square kilometers is inhabited by 119.743 people, mostly living in cities Bjelovar (the seat of the County), Daruvar, Garešnica, Čazma and Grubišno polje. There is a well-organized Czech minority in the area around Daruvar.
Bjelovar-Bilogora County is connected to other parts of the country with several traffic routes. There is a road and railway connection to Zagreb (80 km), Varaždin (100 km) and Osijek (270 km) as part of Osijek-Zagreb transport route. The County has a favorable geographical position towards Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Slovenia.
The area abounds with significant forest fund and sources of gas, quartz sand, oil, clay, thermal water…