Virovitica
Grad Virovitica
City of Virovitica
Virovitica
Virovitica
Flag of Virovitica
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
County Virovitica-Podravina County
Government
 • MayorIvica Kirin (HDZ)
Area
 • City178.49 km2 (68.92 sq mi)
Elevation
122 m (400 ft)
Population
 • City21,291
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
 • Urban
14,688
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
33 000
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

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

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) until the Habsburg conquest in 1684.

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

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

City of Virovitica: Population trends 1857–2021
population
4869
6356
6540
7762
8980
9682
11243
13088
13222
15136
17578
19367
20905
22931
22618
21291
19366
18571869188018901900191019211931194819531961197119811991200120112021

Culture

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

Đorđe Balašević wrote a song titled Virovitica, praising his time spent in the city.

Notable people

Twin towns – sister cities

See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Croatia

Virovitica is twinned with:[2]

Gallery

References

  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.
  2. ^ "Gradovi prijatelji". virovitica.hr (in Croatian). Virovitica. Retrieved 2021-03-23.