Osijek-Baranja County within Croatia
|• Župan||Ivan Anušić (HDZ)|
|• Total||4,155 km2 (1,604 sq mi)|
|• Density||73/km2 (190/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||HR-14|
|HDI (2017)||0.810 |
very high · 10th
Osijek-Baranja County (pronounced [ôsijeːk bǎraɲa] , Croatian : Osječko-baranjska županija; Hungarian : Eszék-Baranya megye) is a county in Croatia, located in northeastern Slavonia and Baranja. Its center is Osijek; other cities include Đakovo, Našice, Valpovo, Belišće, Beli Manastir.
Osijek-Baranja County was established in 1993.
|Municipality||Area (km²)||Population |
|Bilje||5,642||Kopačevo, Kozjak, Lug, Podunavlje, Tikveš, Vardarac, Zlatna Greda|
|Bizovac||4,507||Brođanci, Cerovac, Cret Bizovački, Habjanovci, Novaki Bizovački, Samatovci, Selci|
|Čeminac||72||2,909||Grabovac, Kozarac, Mitrovac, Novi Čeminac|
|Čepin||106||11,599||Beketinci, Čepinski Martinci, Ovčara, Čokadinci, Livana|
|Darda||94.24||6,908||Mece, Švajcarnica, Uglješ|
|Donja Motičina||52||1,647||Gornja Motičina, Seona|
|Draž||150||2,763||Batina, Duboševica, Gajić, Podolje, Topolje|
|Drenje||106.51||2,700||Borovik, Bračevci, Bučje Gorjansko, Kućanci Đakovački, Mandićevac, Paljevina, Podgorje Bračevačko, Potnjani, Preslatinci, Pridvorje, Slatinik Drenjski|
|Đurđenovac||121||6,750||Beljevina, Bokšić, Bokšić Lug, Gabrilovac, Klokočevci, Krčevina, Ličko Novo Selo, Lipine, Našičko Novo Selo, Pribiševci, Sušine, Šaptinovci, Teodorovac|
|Erdut||158||7,372||Aljmaš, Bijelo Brdo, Dalj|
|Feričanci||46||Gazije, Valenovac, Vučjak Feričanački|
|Jagodnjak||105||2,040||Bolman, Majške Međe, Novi Bolman|
|Kneževi Vinogradi||183||4,614||Jasenovac, Osijek-Baranja County, Kamenac, Karanac, Kotlina, Baranja, Mirkovac, Sokolovac, Osijek-Baranja County, Suza, Osijek-Baranja County, Zmajevac|
|Koška||122||Andrijevac, Branimirovac, Breznica Našička, Ledenik, Lug Subotički, Niza, Normanci, Ordanja, Topoline|
|Levanjska Varoš||136||Borojevci, Breznica Đakovačka, Čenkovo, Majar, Milinac, Musić, Ovčara, Paučje, Ratkov Dol, Slobodna Vlast|
|Magadenovac||112||1,936||Beničanci, Lacići, Kućanci, Malinovac, Šljivoševci|
|Marijanci||66||Bočkinci, Brezovica, Čamagajevci, Črnkovci, Kunišinci, Marjanski Ivanovci|
|Petlovac||93||2,405||Baranjsko Petrovo Selo, Luč, Novi Bezdan, Novo Nevesinje, Sudaraž, Širine, Torjanci, Zeleno Polje|
|Podravska Moslavina||44||1,186||Gezinci, Krčenik, Martinci Miholjački, Orešnjak|
|Podgorač||131||Bijela Loza, Budimci, Kelešinka, Kršinci, Ostrošinci, Poganovci, Razbojište, Stipanovci|
|Punitovci||39||Josipovac Punitovački, Jurjevac Punitovački, Krndija|
|Satnica Đakovačka||45||Gašinci, Satnica Đakovačka|
|Semeljci||57||Kešinci, Koritna, Mrzović, Vrbica|
|Strizivojna||36||2,515||Sikirevačko Merolino, Soljak|
|Šodolovci||78.72||Ada, Koprivna, Palača, Paulin Dvor, Petrova Slatina, Silaš|
|Trnava||1,600||Dragotin, Hrkanovci Đakovački, Kondrić, Lapovci, Svetoblažje|
|Viljevo||93||Blanje, Bockovac, Cret Viljevski, Ivanovo, Kapelna, Krunoslavlje|
|Vuka||35||1,200||Hrastovac, Lipovac Hrastinski|
Current Župan (prefect): Ivan Anušić (HDZ)
The county assembly is composed of 55 representatives, organized as follows:
Several minorities in Osijek-Baranja County have their Minority Councils. Here is the list of minorities' Councils with links to their respective Statutes and name of Osijek-Baranja County in their language. On the territory of the County is also active Joint Council of Municipalities.
|Minority Council||Council Seat||Statute||Name of Council|
|Albanians||Valpovo||Kshilli i pakicës kombtare shqiptare i Prefekturës së osijekut e baranjës|
|Magyars||Prosvjetno-kulturni centar Mađara u RH, Osijek||Eszék-Baranya Megyei Magyar Kisebbségi Önkormányzat|
|Germans||Osijek||Rat der deutschen Minderheit der Osijeker-baranjaer Gespanschaft|
|Slovaks||Jelisavac||Rada slovenskej narodnostnej menšiny Osječko-baranjskej župy|
Bosniaks, Montenegrins, Macedonians, Rusyns and Slovenes have one representative each.
The nature park Kopački Rit is located within this county. The Red Fico is also a popular attraction along with the Osijek Zoo.
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