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Kutjevo
Location of Kutjevo in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°25′N17°53′E / 45.42°N 17.88°E / 45.42; 17.88
Country Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia
County Flag of Pozega-Slavonia County.png Požega-Slavonia
Government
  MayorJosip Budimir (HDZ)
Population
 (2011) [1]
  Total6,247
Time zone UTC+1 (Central European Time)

Kutjevo is a town in eastern Croatia. It is located in the Slavonia region, northeast of town of Požega.

Croatia sovereign republic in Southeast Europe

Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia, is a country at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe, on the Adriatic Sea. It borders Slovenia to the northwest, Hungary to the northeast, Serbia to the east, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro to the southeast, sharing a maritime border with Italy. Its capital, Zagreb, forms one of the country's primary subdivisions, along with twenty counties. Croatia has an area of 56,594 square kilometres and a population of 4.28 million, most of whom are Roman Catholics.

Slavonia Historical region of Croatia

Slavonia is, with Dalmatia, Croatia proper and Istria, one of the four historical regions of Croatia. Taking up the east of the country, it roughly corresponds with five Croatian counties: Brod-Posavina, Osijek-Baranja, Požega-Slavonia, Virovitica-Podravina and Vukovar-Srijem, although the territory of the counties includes Baranya, and the definition of the western extent of Slavonia as a region varies. The counties cover 12,556 square kilometres or 22.2% of Croatia, inhabited by 806,192—18.8% of Croatia's population. The largest city in the region is Osijek, followed by Slavonski Brod and Vinkovci.

Požega, Croatia City in Požega-Slavonia, Croatia

Požega is a city in western Slavonia, eastern Croatia, with a total population of 26,248. It is the administrative center of the Požega-Slavonia County.

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History

A bottle of Grasevina (Welschriesling) white wine from Kutjevo Vino Grasevina (Kutjevo).jpg
A bottle of Graševina (Welschriesling) white wine from Kutjevo

This famous wine-growing district at the foot of mount Krndija is distinguished by its valuable monuments - the church of the Blessed Virgin Mary with the former monastery, the Kutjevo Abbey.

Krndija mountain in Croatia

Krndija is a mountain in Slavonia, Croatia, extending eastwards from Papuk. It is located south of Orahovica and Našice and north of Požega.

Kutjevo Abbey

Kutjevo Abbey, also known as Gotó was a Cistercian monastery in what is now Croatia, in the area of Slavonia, 23 km north-east of Požega.

There is a beautiful park, protected as a horticultural monument. [2]

Kutjevo is known for its wines, and the local agricultural joint stock company Kutjevo d.d. [3] is the largest exporter of wines in Croatia. [4] There are numerous winegrowers residing in Kutjevo, like Enjingi and Krauthaker. [5] [6] The famous Kutjevo wine cellar was built by the Cistercians in 1232 and parts of it have been preserved in their original form. [7]

Wine alcoholic drink made from grapes

Wine is an alcoholic drink made from fermented grapes. Yeast consumes the sugar in the grapes and converts it to ethanol, carbon dioxide, and heat. Different varieties of grapes and strains of yeasts produce different styles of wine. These variations result from the complex interactions between the biochemical development of the grape, the reactions involved in fermentation, the terroir, and the production process. Many countries enact legal appellations intended to define styles and qualities of wine. These typically restrict the geographical origin and permitted varieties of grapes, as well as other aspects of wine production. Wines not made from grapes include rice wine and fruit wines such as plum, cherry, pomegranate, currant and elderberry.

Cistercians Catholic religious order

The Cistercians officially the Order of Cistercians, are a Catholic religious order of monks and nuns that branched off from the Benedictines and follow the Rule of Saint Benedict. They are also known as Bernardines, after the highly influential Bernard of Clairvaux ; or as White Monks, in reference to the colour of the "cuccula" or white choir robe worn by the Cistercians over their habits, as opposed to the black cuccula worn by Benedictine monks.

The tradition of breeding pure-blood horses, in particular the Lipizzaners, dates back to the 19th century. [7] Horse races are held every year.

Lipizzan Horse breed noted for use in the Spanish Riding School in Vienna

The Lipizzan, or Lipizzaner, is a breed of horse originating in Lipica in Slovenia. Established in 1580, the Lipica stud farm is the world's oldest continuously operating stud farm. It is also closely associated with the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, Austria, where they demonstrate the haute école or "high school" movements of classical dressage, including the highly controlled, stylized jumps and other movements known as the "airs above the ground." The horses at the Spanish Riding School are trained using traditional methods that date back hundreds of years, based on the principles of classical dressage.

Population

The 2011 census showed there were 6,247 people in the municipality and 2,440 in the town itself, with 95% of the population declaring themselves Croats. [8] [9]

Croats Slavic ethnic group

Croats or Croatians are a nation and South Slavic ethnic group native to Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. They are also a recognized minority in a number of neighboring countries, namely Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

Settlements

The settlements included in the administrative area of Kutjevo include: [9]

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References

  1. "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Kutjevo". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2011-07-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. http://www.kutjevo.com
  4. Croatian Chamber of Commerce "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2011-07-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. http://www.kutjevacki-vinari.hr/kutjevo/cesta/
  6. "Kutjevo ugostilo novinarski kotlić" (in Croatian). Croatian Radio. 2011-05-08. Retrieved 2011-07-30.
  7. 1 2 http://kutjevo.hr/content/view/25/31/%5B%5D
  8. "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Požega-Slavonia". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  9. 1 2 "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Kutjevo". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.

Coordinates: 45°26′N17°53′E / 45.433°N 17.883°E / 45.433; 17.883