Slatina, Croatia

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Town of Slatina
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Location of Slatina in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°42′08″N17°42′04″E / 45.70222°N 17.70111°E / 45.70222; 17.70111
Country Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia
County Flag of Virovitica-Podravina County.png Virovitica-Podravina
  MayorDenis Ostrošić (SDP)
 (2011) [1]
   Town 13,686
Time zone UTC+1 (Central European Time)

Slatina is a town in the Slavonia region of Croatia. It is located in the Virovitica-Podravina County, at the contact of the Drava valley and the foothills of Papuk mountain, in the central part of the region of Podravina, 29 km (18 mi) southeast of Virovitica; elevation 127 metres (417 feet). It was ruled by Ottoman Empire between 1542 and 1687, when it was captured by Austrian troops. During Ottoman rule it was initially part of Sanjak of Pojega between 1542 and 1601, latterly part of Sanjak of Rahoviçe between 1601 and 1687. It was district centre at Virovitica County in Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia between 1868 and 1918.


"Slatina" means "salt lake" in Croatian. However, there is no salt lake there any more. [2] [ dubious ]


The population of the town is 10,152 (2011), with a total of 13,609 in the municipality, composed of the following settlements: [1]

In 2001, 85.5% of the population were Croats.

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  1. 1 2 "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Slatina". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  2. "Hrvatski jezični portal".