Bjelovar-Bilogora County

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Bjelovar-Bilogora County

Bjelovarsko-bilogorska županija
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Coat of arms of Bjelovar-Bilogora County
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Bjelovar-Bilogora County within Croatia
Bjelovar-Bilogora County within Croatia
Country Croatia
County seatBjelovar
Government
 • ŽupanDamir Bajs (Ind.)
 • Assembly
Area
 • Total2,640 km2 (1,020 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total119,764
 • Density45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Area code043
ISO 3166 codeHR-07
HDI (2017)0.790[3]
high · 17th
Websitewww.bbz.hr

Bjelovar-Bilogora County (pronounced [bjêloʋaːr-bîloɡora]; Croatian: Bjelovarsko-bilogorska županija [bjêloʋaːrsko-bîloɡorskaː ʒupǎnija]) is a county in central Croatia.

The town of Bjelovar was first mentioned in historical records in 1413. It became important when a fort was built in 1756 to defend against the Ottoman Empire, who often invaded Croatia.

A hill, Bilogora, is along the northern edge of the county. Thus the name comes from the two important features in the county, Bjelovar and Bilogora.

Other towns in the county are Daruvar, Garešnica, Čazma and Grubišno Polje.

The Bjelovar-Bilogora County borders on Koprivnica-Križevci County in the north, Virovitica-Podravina County in the northeast, Požega-Slavonia County in the southeast, Sisak-Moslavina County in the southwest and Zagreb County in the west.

Administrative division[change | change source]

Bjelovar-Bilogora County is divided into 5 towns and 18 municipalities.

Towns
Town Population
(2011 census)[2]
Bjelovar 40,276
Čazma 8,077
Daruvar 11,633
Garešnica 10,472
Grubišno Polje 6,478
Municipalities
Municipality Population
(2011 census)[2]
Berek 1,443
Dežanovac 2,715
Đulovac 3,245
Hercegovac 2,383
Ivanska 2,911
Kapela 2,984
Končanica 2,360
Nova Rača 3,433
Rovišće 4,822
Severin 877
Sirač 2,218
Šandrovac 1,776
Štefanje 2,030
Velika Pisanica 1,781
Velika Trnovitica 1,370
Veliki Grđevac 2,849
Veliko Trojstvo 2,741
Zrinski Topolovac 890

Demographics[change | change source]

Population pyramid of Bjelovar-Bilogora County per 2011 Census.
Population of Bjelovar-Bilogora County
Year Population ±%
1857 84,893
1869 95,981 +13.1%
1880 101,420 +5.7%
1890 130,901 +29.1%
1900 150,825 +15.2%
1910 163,039 +8.1%
1921 162,453 −0.4%
1931 173,597 +6.9%
1948 166,485 −4.1%
1953 170,651 +2.5%
1961 167,599 −1.8%
1971 157,811 −5.8%
1981 149,551 −5.2%
1991 144,042 −3.7%
2001 133,084 −7.6%
2011 119,764 −10.0%
Source: Naselja i stanovništvo Republike Hrvatske 1857–2001, Croatian Bureau of Statistics, Zagreb, 2005

As of the 2011 census, the county had 119,764 people in it. The population density is 45 people per km2.

Most people are ethnic Croats. They are 84.8% of the population. Serbs are 6.3%, and Czechs are 5.2%.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Ostroški, Ljiljana, ed. (December 2015). Statistički ljetopis Republike Hrvatske 2015 [Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia 2015] (PDF). Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia (in Croatian and English). 47. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. p. 62. ISSN 1333-3305. Retrieved 27 December 2015. Cite has empty unknown parameters: |separator= and |laysummary= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: County of Bjelovar-Bilogora". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  3. "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  4. "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Bjelovar-Bilogora". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.

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Coordinates: 45°54′10″N 16°50′51″E / 45.90278°N 16.84750°E / 45.90278; 16.84750