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Orahovica
Orahovica
is a town in Slavonia, Croatia. It is situated on the slopes of the mountain Papuk
Papuk
and positioned on the state road D2 Varaždin-Koprivnica-Našice-Osijek.

Contents

1 Economy 2 History 3 Population 4 Notable sights 5 Education 6 Tourism 7 Notable natives and residents 8 References 9 External links

Economy[edit] Orahovica
Orahovica
has a well-developed industry (tile production, panel-parquet, wine production, fruit and vegetables processing, metal processing...). Agriculture plays an important role for the town economy (crop and livestock farming, fresh water fish, fruit and vineyards). History[edit]

Ružica Grad

Orahovica
Orahovica
Lake

The name Orahovica
Orahovica
is derived from the word orah, meaning a walnut tree. Orahovica
Orahovica
was first officially mentioned in the year 1228, in a historical document issued by king Andrew II. Ružica fortification, not far from Orahovica, was first mentioned in the year 1357 as a royal estate. In the 15th and the first half of the 16th century the town was a thriving community owned by various patricians Nikola Kont, Lovro Iločki, Ladislav More etc. Suleiman II, in his 1542 campaign, conquered Orahovica. It was renamed as "Rahoviçe" and initially was kaza centre in Sanjak of Pojega, which initially part of Budin Eyalet
Budin Eyalet
(1542-1580), later in Bosna Eyalet (1580-1600) and finally in Kanije Eyalet. It became a notable sanjak centre in Kanije Eyalet
Kanije Eyalet
in 1601. The Turkish rule lasted till the year 1687. After the liberation, and up until the end of the 19th century many prominent noble families, like the Pejačević family, and the Mihalović family, owned the town. In the late 19th century and early 20th century, Orahovica
Orahovica
was part of the Virovitica County
Virovitica County
of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia. In the 20th century the town was a centre of a large municipality with a well-developed industry, and agriculture. During the Croatian War of Independence
Croatian War of Independence
Orahovica
Orahovica
suffered from a number of shell attacks that caused certain material damage. It received the status of a city (grad) in 1997. Population[edit] In the 2011 census, the total population of the administrative area of Orahovica
Orahovica
was 5,304, distributed in the following settlements:[1]

Bijeljevina Orahovička, population 37 Crkvari, population 128 Dolci, population 286 Donja Pištana, population 239 Duzluk, population 163 Gornja Pištana, population 5 Karlovac Feričanački, population 12 Kokočak, population 14 Magadinovac, population 11 Nova Jošava, population 182 Orahovica, population 3,954 Stara Jošava, population 240 Šumeđe, population 33

In 2011, 87% of the population were Croats.[2]

Orahovica
Orahovica
(settlement), ethnic composition

Year of census 2001 1991 1981 1971 1961

Croats 3,519 (82.56%) 2,999 (69.51%) 2,593 (64.74%) 2,587 (76.26%) 2,453 (80.82%)

Serbs 478 (11.21%) 771 (17.87%) 618 (15.43%) 604 (17.80%) 495 (16.30%)

Yugoslavs 0 218 (5.05%) 649 (16.20%) 118 (3.47%) 19 (0.62%)

others and unknown 265 (6.21%) 326 (7.55%) 145 (3.62%) 83 (2.44%) 68 (2.24%)

total 4,262 4,314 4,005 3,392 3,035

Source: CD-rom: "Naselja i stanovništvo RH od 1857-2001. godine", Izdanje Državnog zavoda za statistiku Republike Hrvatske, Zagreb, 2005.

Reenactment Order of the Knights of Ružica Castle

Notable sights[edit]

Orahovica Monastery
Orahovica Monastery
of the Serbian Orthodox Church
Serbian Orthodox Church
(Eparchy of Slavonia) Orahovica's Lake - the most popular destination every summer. Locomotive "Ćiro" - in the middle of the town Ružica grad - old ruins of the fortress near the lake Watermill - in the city park

Education[edit]

Kindergarten "Palčić" Primary school "I.B. - Mažuranić" High School "Stjepan Ivšić"

Tourism[edit] Orahovica
Orahovica
became one of the most popular tourist destinations in Virovitica-Podravina County
Virovitica-Podravina County
and Slavonia. Its culture, events, beautiful nature, sports and lake attract more and more tourists every year. The Spring of Orahovica, an annual cultural and tourist festival, is held since 1957. The nearby Orahovica
Orahovica
Lake offers various forms of recreation, especially during the warm season of the year. Fishing opportunities are offered on the nearby fishpond Grudnjak. Notable natives and residents[edit]

Robert Domany Gojko Zec Stjepan Mesić

References[edit]

^ a b "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Orahovica". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.  ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Virovitica-Podravina". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Orahovica.

Local Radio station: www.radio-orahovica.hr Keramika Modus Ltd: / www.keramika-modus.com Eurovoće: www.eurovoce.hr Local basketball club: www.kk-orahovica.hr Nature park Papuk: www.pp-papuk.hr

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Settlements in town of Orahovica

Bijeljevina Orahovička Crkvari Dolci Donja Pištana Duzluk Gornja Pištana Karlovac Feričanački Kokočak Magadinovac Nova Jošava Orahovica Stara Jošava Šumeđe

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Subdivisions of Virovitica-Podravina County

Towns

Orahovica Slatina Virovitica
Virovitica
(seat)

Municipalities

Crnac Čačinci Čađavica Gradina Lukač Mikleuš Nova Bukovica Pitomača Sopje Suhopolje Špišić Bukovica Voćin Zdenci

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 243186

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