Marija Gorica

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Marija Gorica
Location of Marija Gorica in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°55′12″N15°43′48″E / 45.92000°N 15.73000°E / 45.92000; 15.73000 Coordinates: 45°55′12″N15°43′48″E / 45.92000°N 15.73000°E / 45.92000; 15.73000
Country Croatia
County Zagreb County
10 settlements
  • Bijela Gorica
  • Celine Goričke
  • Hrastina
  • Kraj Donji
  • Kraj Gornji
  • Križ Brdovečki
  • Marija Gorica (seat)
  • Oplanik
  • Trstenik
  • Žlebec Gorički
  MayorMarica Jančić (HDZ)
  Total17.2 km2 (6.6 sq mi)
  Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal codes
10299, 10293
Area code 01
License plates ZG

Marija Gorica (Croatian pronunciation:  [mǎrija ɡǒrit͡sa] ) is a municipality in western Zagreb County of Croatia on the border with Slovenia. According to the 2001 census, there are 2,089 inhabitants, the absolute majority are Croats.


This municipality is named after Virgin Mary, who is worshiped here. Marija is a Croatian form of the name Mary, while Gorica means "hill". Fossilized teeth of the extinct proboscid Deinotherium (also depicted on the municipal coat of arms) were found in Marija Gorica. [1] In Marija Gorica Croatian writer Ante Kovačić went to school. [2] This school is today named after him. [3] The mayor is Marica Jančić, who was born in Žlebec Gorički.


Church in Marija Gorica Crkva Bl. D. Marije (Marija Gorica).jpg
Church in Marija Gorica

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  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-11-30. Retrieved 2014-09-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. Turističke atrakcije u Mariji Gorici
  3. Osnovna škola Ante Kovačića

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