Pakra

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Pakra
Pakra Pakrac 31032012 02 roberta f.jpg
Country Croatia
Physical characteristics
River mouth Ilova
45°23′55″N16°45′54″E / 45.3985°N 16.7650°E / 45.3985; 16.7650 Coordinates: 45°23′55″N16°45′54″E / 45.3985°N 16.7650°E / 45.3985; 16.7650
Basin features
Progression IlovaSavaDanubeBlack Sea

Pakra is a river in western Slavonia and central Croatia, a left tributary of the Ilova. It is around 72 kilometres (45 mi) long.

Slavonia Historical region of Croatiaa

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.

Croatia Republic in Central 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.

Ilova (Sava) river in Croatia

Ilova is a river in central Croatia, a left tributary of the Sava. It is 104.6 kilometres (65.0 mi) long and its basin covers an area of 1,796 square kilometres (693 sq mi).

Pakra rises in the south of Ravna Gora, north of the village of Bučje. It flows towards the west and passes through Pakrac, where a southward bend takes it through Lipik. It continues to the west and passes Banova Jaruga. It flows southwest into the Ilova.

Bučje, Pakrac Village in Slavonia, Croatia

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Pakrac Town in Požega-Slavonia, Croatia

Pakrac is a town in western Slavonia, Croatia, population 4,842, total municipality population 8,460. Pakrac is located on the road and railroad connecting the regions of Posavina and Podravina.

Lipik Town in Požega-Slavonia, Croatia

Lipik is a town in western Slavonia, in the Požega-Slavonia County of northeastern Croatia.

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