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Varaždin
Varaždin
County (Croatian: Varaždinska županija) is a county in northern Croatia. It is named after its county seat, the city of Varaždin.

Contents

1 Geography 2 Transport 3 Economy 4 Administrative division 5 Demographics 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Geography[edit] The county contains Varaždin
Varaždin
the city, Ivanec, Ludbreg, Lepoglava, Novi Marof
Novi Marof
and Varaždinske 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. Varaždin
Varaždin
County borders Slovenia
Slovenia
to the northwest, Međimurje County to the north, Krapina-Zagorje County
Krapina-Zagorje County
to the southwest, Zagreb
Zagreb
County to the south, and Koprivnica-Križevci County
Koprivnica-Križevci County
to the southeast, with a small portion of the latter separating it from Hungary. The Drava
Drava
flows along the northern border of the county. There are three reservoirs on the river – Lake Ormož, Lake Varaždin
Varaždin
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
Drava
within the county. There are also the mountains of Ivanščica
Ivanščica
(also known as Ivančica) and Kalnik. Transport[edit] 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
Zagreb
(in the south), and which has exits in Varaždin, Varaždinske Toplice
Varaždinske Toplice
and Novi Marof. In the longitudinal (east-west) direction, a magistral road passes along the Drava
Drava
river, spanning from Maribor
Maribor
(Slovenia) to Osijek. Railways (not yet modernised) passing through the county lead to Zagreb
Zagreb
in the south, Čakovec
Čakovec
and Budapest
Budapest
(Hungary) in the north and Koprivnica
Koprivnica
in the east. Economy[edit] Varaždin
Varaždin
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 Varaždin
Varaždin
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. Varaždin
Varaždin
County is one of few Croatian counties that have a higher export than import. Administrative division[edit] Varaždin
Varaždin
county is divided into:

City of Varaždin
Varaždin
(county seat) Town of Ludbreg Town of Lepoglava Town of Ivanec Town of Novi Marof Town of Varaždinske Toplice Municipality of Bednja Municipality of Beretinec Municipality of Breznica Municipality of Breznički Hum Municipality of Cestica Municipality of Donja Voća Municipality of Donji Martijanec Municipality of Gornji Kneginec Municipality of Jalžabet Municipality of Klenovnik Municipality of Ljubešćica Municipality of Mali Bukovec Municipality of Maruševec Municipality of Petrijanec Municipality of Sračinec Municipality of Sveti Đurđ Municipality of Sveti Ilija Municipality of Trnovec Bartolovečki Municipality of Veliki Bukovec Municipality of Vidovec Municipality of Vinica Municipality of Visoko

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations of Varaždin
Varaždin
County

Year Pop. ±%

1857 87,960 —    

1869 99,194 +12.8%

1880 105,612 +6.5%

1890 120,397 +14.0%

1900 131,849 +9.5%

1910 144,720 +9.8%

1921 147,524 +1.9%

1931 159,767 +8.3%

Year Pop. ±%

1948 174,682 +9.3%

1953 177,352 +1.5%

1961 179,905 +1.4%

1971 184,380 +2.5%

1981 187,495 +1.7%

1991 187,853 +0.2%

2001 184,769 −1.6%

2011 175,951 −4.8%

Source: Naselja i stanovništvo Republike Hrvatske 1857–2001, Croatian Bureau of Statistics, Zagreb, 2005

According to the 2011 census, Varaždin
Varaždin
County has a population of 175,951.[2] Ethnic Croats
Croats
make up a majority with 97.9% of the population.[3] See also[edit]

Roman Catholic Diocese of Varaždin

References[edit]

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^ Ostroški, Ljiljana, ed. (December 2015). Statistički ljetopis Republike Hrvatske 2015 [Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia
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 27 December 2015.  ^ a b "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: County of Varaždin". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.  ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Varaždin". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 

External links[edit]

Official website (in Croatian)

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Varaždin
County.

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Subdivisions of Varaždin
Varaždin
County

Cities and towns

Ivanec Lepoglava Ludbreg Novi Marof Varaždin
Varaždin
(seat) Varaždinske Toplice

Municipalities

Bednja Beretinec Breznica Breznički Hum Cestica Donja Voća Gornji Kneginec Jalžabet Klenovnik Ljubešćica Mali Bukovec Martijanec Maruševec Petrijanec Sračinec Sveti Đurđ Sveti Ilija Trnovec Bartolovečki Veliki Bukovec Vidovec Vinica Visoko

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Counties of Croatia

Bjelovar-Bilogora Brod-Posavina Dubrovnik-Neretva Istria Karlovac Koprivnica-Križevci Krapina-Zagorje Lika-Senj Međimurje Osijek-Baranja Požega-Slavonia Primorje-Gorski Kotar Šibenik-Knin Sisak-Moslavina Split-Dalmatia Varaždin Virovitica-Podravina Vukovar-Srijem Zadar Zagreb City of Zagreb

Coordinates: 46°19′16″N 16°13′52″E / 46.321°N 16.231°E

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