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Vara%C5%BEdin County
Vara?din County
Vara?dinska ?upanija
County
Flag of Vara?din County
Flag
Coat of arms of Vara?din County
Coat of arms
Vara?din County within Croatia
Vara?din County within Croatia
Country Croatia
County seat Vara?din
Government
 o ?upan Radimir ?a?i? (NS-R)
 o Assembly
Area[1]
 o Total 1,262 km2 (487 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 o Total 175,951
 o Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Area code 042
ISO 3166 code HR-05
Website varazdinska-zupanija.hr
County flag on County Palace in Vara?din

Vara?din County (Croatian: Vara?dinska ?upanija) is a county in northern Croatia. It is named after its county seat, the city of Vara?din.

Geography

The county contains Vara?din the city, Ivanec, Ludbreg, Lepoglava, Novi Marof and Vara?dinske Toplice, as well as 22 municipalities. It covers an area of 1,262 square kilometres (487 sq mi) and had a population of 175 951 in the 2011 census.

Vara?din County borders Slovenia to the northwest, Me?imurje County to the north, Krapina-Zagorje County to the southwest, Zagreb County to the south, and Koprivnica-Kri?evci County to the southeast, with a small portion of the latter separating it from Hungary.

The Drava flows along the northern border of the county. There are three reservoirs on the river - Lake Ormo?, Lake Vara?din and Lake Dubrava. All of them are partially located within the county. Another river flowing through the county is the Bednja, which also confluences with the Drava within the county. There are also the mountains of Ivanica (also known as Ivan?ica) and Kalnik.

Transport

The highway A4 (part of Pan-European Corridor Vb and European route E65) passes through the county, connecting the Hungarian border (in the north) with Zagreb (in the south), and which has exits in Vara?din, Vara?dinske Toplice and Novi Marof. In the longitudinal (east-west) direction, a magistral road passes along the Drava river, spanning from Maribor (Slovenia) to Osijek. Railways (not yet modernised) passing through the county lead to Zagreb in the south, ?akovec and Budapest (Hungary) in the north and Koprivnica in the east.

Economy

Vara?din County today represents an important Croatian region with intense industrial and commercial activities and a strong financial sector. The high quality of products and services provided by county's firms are guarantors of the county's successful economic development on the global market in the future.

The economy of Vara?din County is focused on the manufacturing industry, particularly on the following industrial branches: milk products processing, beverage production, meat packing industry, clothing and textiles industry, metal manufacturing industry, leather footwear industry, manufacturing of high-quality wood furniture and other lumber products. Vara?din County is one of few Croatian counties that have a higher export than import.

Administrative division

Vara?din county is divided into:

Demographics

According to the 2011 census, Vara?din County has a population of 175,951.[2] Ethnic Croats make up a majority with 97.9% of the population.[3]

See also

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. 
  2. ^ a b "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: County of Vara?din". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Vara?din". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 

External links

Coordinates: 46°19?16?N 16°13?52?E / 46.321°N 16.231°E / 46.321; 16.231


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