Orahovica is a town in Slavonia, Croatia. It is situated on the slopes
of the mountain
Papuk and positioned on the state road D2
4 Notable sights
7 Notable natives and residents
9 External links
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
Orahovica is derived from the word orah, meaning a walnut
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historical document issued by king Andrew II.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 (1542-1580), later in Bosna
Eyalet (1580-1600) and finally in Kanije Eyalet. It became a notable
sanjak centre in
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 was part of
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.
Croatian War of Independence
Croatian War of Independence
Orahovica suffered from a
number of shell attacks that caused certain material damage.
It received the status of a city (grad) in 1997.
In the 2011 census, the total population of the administrative area of
Orahovica was 5,304, distributed in the following settlements:
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.
Orahovica (settlement), ethnic composition
Year of census
others and unknown
Source: CD-rom: "Naselja i stanovništvo RH od 1857-2001. godine",
Izdanje Državnog zavoda za statistiku Republike Hrvatske, Zagreb,
Reenactment Order of the Knights of Ružica Castle
Orahovica Monastery of the
Serbian Orthodox Church
Serbian Orthodox Church (Eparchy of
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
Primary school "I.B. - Mažuranić"
High School "Stjepan Ivšić"
Orahovica became one of the most popular tourist destinations in
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.
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
^ 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
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Orahovica.
Local Radio station: www.radio-orahovica.hr
Keramika Modus Ltd: / www.keramika-modus.com
Local basketball club: www.kk-orahovica.hr
Nature park Papuk: www.pp-papuk.hr
Settlements in town of Orahovica
Subdivisions of Virovitica-Podravina County