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…

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Varaždin is a city in north-western Croatia, with the total population of 46.946 on the area of 59,45 km2 with population density of 790/km2 (survey from 2011). The city is the administrative, cultural and economic centre of the Varaždin County and the broader region of north-west Croatia. It is located near the Drava river, close to Slovenian (20 km) and Hungarian (40 km) borders. Also, Croatian capital Zagreb is very near, located only 80 km from Varaždin, accessible via A4 Highway. The closest international airport is located near Zagreb and also accessible via A4 Highway. Varaždin lies in the centre of alluvial plane open to the north, northeast and east but surrounded by hills on the western and southern edges. The city has continental climate with cold and wet winters and warm and dry summers.

Main Economic Activities

Varaždin’s economy has grown extensively after the World War II and…

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THE SECRET TALE OF ZAGORJE

Croatia’s Hrvatsko Zagorje region has been given many epithets…. The Green Cradle, The Romantic Heart of Croatia, Croatia’s Switzerland……

Undoubtedly, nature and the remnants of humana ctivities make Zagorje the most romantic and one of the most beautiful parts of Croatia’s mainland, a large natural park whose beauty has been improved by the hand of man. It is impossible to list all of the sights; Gothic and Baroque churches and chapels, medieval fortresses, Baroque castles, manors and other places that simply must be seen. Zagorje hides numerous interesting corners that each person should discover on their own. It is an area with a rich monumental heritage in such a small area; as a result, much more space would be necessary to tell all of its stories and to mention every monument. Krapina – Zagorje County is a part of Hrvatsko Zagorje…

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Geography & National Resources

Municipality of Vidovec is located in the central part of Varaždin County, 15 km south-west of Varaždin. It borders with the municipalities Maruševec, Petrijanec, Sračinec in the west, the City of Varaždin in the east and municipalities Beretinec and Ivanec in the south. Vidovec is well connected with the transport networks connecting Varaždin County and with Zagreb, the capital city of Republic of Croatia. According to the 2011 census, there are 5,425 inhabitants, of which Croatians are a majority. Population density in the district is 169 inhabitants/ km2, which is higher than the County average, and the average of the Republic of Croatia.

The Municipality of Vidovec is of medium size. The community is composed of 11 villages: Nedeljanec, Cargovec, Papinec, Šijanec, Vidovec (the seat of the municipality), Budislavec, Domitrovec, Krkanec, Zamlača, Prekno and Tužno.

Agricultural areas cover 90% of the Municipality's territory, while forests cover a…

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Geography & National Resources

Međimurje covers 730 square kilometers of the northernmost part of Croatia and is, with 114.000 inhabitants, the most densely populated part of Croatia. Međimurje is surrounded by two natural borders –rivers Mura in the north and east and Drava in the south, giving natural and geographical characteristics to Međimurje.

Međimurje consists of 22 municipalities and 3 cities, Prelog, Mursko Središće and Čakovec which has always been the main administrative, economic, cultural and historic centre. Climate conditions, convenient topology with interchangeable hills and plains, availability and abundance of water make the area convenient for all types of agricultural production, especially wine production. Natural sources of thermal water near Vučkovec and Sveti Martin na Muri contribute to the development of tourism in Međimurje.

As a traffic crossroad, Međimurje is a dynamic and open area. It is positioned along important traffic routes which make Međimurje close to the other…

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URL address: http://www.varazdinska-zupanija.hr/

 

Varazdin County is located in Northwest Croatia and has a population of 184,769 inhabitants. There are 22 communities in Varazdin County with the majority of the population living in the City of Varazdin, which has a population of 50,000 inhabitants.

 

Despite having limited natural resources, Varazdin County is important strategically and economically. The County is a central transportation corridor that connects the Central Danube to the Adriatic. It is at the heart of the Zagorje Route, which traditionally has linked Northwest Croatia to Slovenia and Hungary. As well, since the completion of the Gorican-Varazdin-Zagreb motorway, Varazdin's transportation infrastructure has been enhanced allowing traffic to travel safer and faster to the major ports and neighboring regions.

 

Varazdin County's economy is based on agriculture, manufacturing and processing industries, and service industries:

Economy

%

Agriculture, hunting, forestry

8 %

Processing industry

38 %

Construction

10…

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Geography & National Resources

Koprivnica is the seat of Koprivnica-Križevci county in the north-west Croatia. It is located in the valley of Drava river and has over 33000 inhabitants. Situated between the slopes of Bilogora and Kalnik in the south and river Drava in the north, its position enabled it to develop numerous activities such as trade, crafts and administration. Favorable climate conditions and flat landscape as well as local government's sustainable development policies have earned Koprivnica the nickname: Town of bicycles. Koprivnica is an attractive location for investment with a favorable geographical position, strong industrial base and skilled workforce.

Compared with other regions of Croatia, Koprivnica can offer better incentives, infrastructure zones, lower operating costs, better education, support from the local authorities and a clean environment. In 2014 Koprivnica and Varaždin opened the regional university, the University of North, which offers degree programs in electrical engineering multimedia, design and implementation,…

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Geography & National Resources

Zagreb County is located in the central part of north-west Croatia. It surrounds, but does not include the capital, the City of Zagreb, which is why it is often nicknamed „Zagreb Ring“. The total area of the Zagreb County is 3060 square kilometers, inhabited by 317 642 people. It is the sixth biggest and second most populated county in Croatia, consisting of 9 cities and 25 municipalities.

All of the main transport routes pass through the County's territory which includes roads, rails, airways, energy supply and infrastructure corridors towards west (Slovenia, Italy), east (Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina) and north (Austria, Hungary).

Zagreb County's natural resources are rivers Kupa and Sava as well as numerous smaller rivers and streams, hills of Samoborsko gorje, Žumberak and Plešivica with picturesque forest landscapes highlighting the beauty of the „green ring“. In its territory there are two nature parks (Žumberak - Samoborsko…

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Geography & National Resources

Rijeka is the biggest Croatian harbour on the northern part of Adriatic Sea. The city is the seat of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County and has around 128.000 inhabitants on the area of 44 km2. To the west of Rijeka, lies the Opatija Riviera, the oldest and most popular Croatian tourist region. To the east there is the Crikvenica-Vinodol Riviera. Rijeka can thank Gorski kotar - the most preserved part of the region - for its high quality drinking water and its clear air.

Rijeka region consists of an unusual link between the sea and mountains extending to the Mount Učka across to the Gorski Kotar mountains as far as Velebit, the biggest Croatian mountain. The City towers the Kvarner islands: Krk (connected with the mainland by a bridge), Cres, Lošinj and Rab in the immediate vicinity. Platak, a winter resort favoured by the people of Rijeka, is…

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