Koprivnica-Kri%C5%BEevci County
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Koprivnica-Kri%C5%BEevci County
Koprivnica-Kri?evci County
Koprivni?ko-kri?eva?ka ?upanija
County
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Koprivnica-Kri?evci County within Croatia
Koprivnica-Kri?evci County within Croatia
CountryCroatia
County seatKoprivnica
Government
 o PrefectDarko Koren (MRE?A)
 o Assembly
Area[1]
 o Total1,748 km2 (675 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 o Total115,584
 o Density66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Area code048
ISO 3166 codeHR-06
Websitewww.kckzz.hr

Koprivnica-Kri?evci County (Croatian: Koprivni?ko-kri?eva?ka ?upanija [k?pri:?nitko-kr?:?e?atkaup?nija]; Hungarian: Kapronca-K?rös megye) is a county in northern Croatia. Its hyphenated name comes from two entities: the two of its largest cities, Koprivnica and Kri?evci.

Koprivnica is the official capital of the county. It was first mentioned in 1272 in a document by prince Ladislaus IV of Hungary and was declared a free royal town by king Ludovic I in 1356. It has flourished as a trading place and a military fortress since that time.

The military aspect set it back when it was included in the Military Frontier in the 16th century during the wars with the Ottoman Turks. After Maria Theresa's decree of 1765, however, it resumed life as a peaceful little merchant town.

Koprivnica developed significantly in the 20th century with the advent of the Podravka food industry, and is known worldwide for its Vegeta spice.

Kri?evci, on the other hand, as a smaller city and second mentioned in the county name, may seem like an underdog to its neighbour Koprivnica. Its first mention was from 1193 by Béla III but it was divided into two parts which developed at different rates.

After centuries of division, empress Maria Theresa united the Lower and Upper Kri?evac into Kri?evci in 1752. The town was also hit by the wars with the Turks, but it regained importance in 1871 when the railway was built through it on the way from Budapest to Rijeka.

The modern Kri?evci is oriented towards entrepreneurship, while preserving its eight beautiful churches (one is a cathedral), built mostly in the Middle Ages.

The county also includes a third town, ?ur?evac, but its population is much smaller than the main two (8,862 in 2001).

The Koprivnica-Kri?evci County borders on the Me?imurje County in the north, Vara?din County in the northwest, Zagreb County in the southwest, Bjelovar-Bilogora County in the south, Virovitica-Podravina County in the southeast and Hungary in the east.

Administrative division

Koprivnica-Kri?evci county is divided into:

Demographics

As of the 2011 census, the county had 115,584 residents. The population density is 71 people per km².

References

  1. ^ Ostro?ki, Ljiljana, ed. (December 2015). Statisti?ki ljetopis Republike Hrvatske 2015 [Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia 2015] (PDF). Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia (in Croatian and English). 47. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. p. 62. ISSN 1333-3305. Retrieved 2015.

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Coordinates: 46°10?12?N 16°54?32?E / 46.170°N 16.909°E / 46.170; 16.909


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