Velika (Hungarian : Velike) is a village and a municipality in the Požega Valley in Slavonia.
It is located on the southern slopes of Papuk Mountain 12 km north of Požega, in the Požega-Slavonia County, with the elevation of 278 m.
Velika is located on the Požega - Slatina county road and Velika - Požega - Pleternica railway.
Chief occupations include farming, viticulture and tourism (recreational centre).
There are a total of 5,607 people in the municipality, in the following settlements:
94% of the population are Croats. There are only 3 Serbian households and few people of Czech, Hungarian, German and Slovenian descent.
It was ruled by Ottoman Empire between 1532 and 1687 and again between 1690 and 1691 as part of Sanjak of Pojega before Austrian conquest.
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-Syrmia, 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.
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Požega-Slavonia County is a Croatian county in western Slavonia. Its capital is Požega. Its population was 78,034 as of the 2011 census.
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Kaptol is a village and a municipality in central Slavonia, Croatia. It is located on the slopes of Papuk mountain, east of Velika and northeast of Požega. The population of the municipality is 3,472, with 1,409 people in Kaptol itself, 97% are Croats.
Brestovac is a village and a municipality in eastern Croatia, located west of Požega.
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The Požega Valley is a geographic microregion of Croatia, located in central Slavonia, encompassing the eastern part of the Požega-Slavonia County. It is located in the Pannonian Basin, bounded by Psunj, Papuk and Krndija mountains from west and north, and Požeška Gora and Dilj from south and east, as the Pannonian plain is interspersed by horst and graben structures. The largest settlement in the region is the city of Požega, followed by Pleternica and Kutjevo. The main watercourse in the region is Orljava River. The region covers 1,249 square kilometres and has a population of 60,599.
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