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Bjelovar-Bilogora County
Bjelovarsko-bilogorska županija
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Bjelovar-Bilogora County within Croatia
Bjelovar-Bilogora County within Croatia
Country  Croatia
Area
 • Total 2,640 km2 (1,020 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 119,764
 • Density 45.37/km2 (117.50/sq mi)
Area code 043
ISO 3166 code HR-07
HDI (2017) 0.790
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Bjelovar-Bilogora County (pronounced [bjêloʋaːr-bîloɡora]; Croatian: Bjelovarsko-bilogorska županija [bjêloʋaːrsko-bîloɡorskaː ʒupǎnija]) is a county in central Croatia.

The town of Bjelovar was first mentioned in historical records in 1413. It became important when a fort was built in 1756 to defend against the Ottoman Empire, who often invaded Croatia.

A hill, Bilogora, is along the northern edge of the county. Thus the name comes from the two important features in the county, Bjelovar and Bilogora.

Other towns in the county are Daruvar, Garešnica, Čazma and Grubišno Polje.

The Bjelovar-Bilogora County borders on Koprivnica-Križevci County in the north, Virovitica-Podravina County in the northeast, Požega-Slavonia County in the southeast, Sisak-Moslavina County in the southwest and Zagreb County in the west.

Administrative division

Bjelovar-Bilogora County is divided into 5 towns and 18 municipalities.

Towns
Town Population
(2011 census)
Bjelovar 40,276
Čazma 8,077
Daruvar 11,633
Garešnica 10,472
Grubišno Polje 6,478
Municipalities
Municipality Population
(2011 census)
Berek 1,443
Dežanovac 2,715
Đulovac 3,245
Hercegovac 2,383
Ivanska 2,911
Kapela 2,984
Končanica 2,360
Nova Rača 3,433
Rovišće 4,822
Severin 877
Sirač 2,218
Šandrovac 1,776
Štefanje 2,030
Velika Pisanica 1,781
Velika Trnovitica 1,370
Veliki Grđevac 2,849
Veliko Trojstvo 2,741
Zrinski Topolovac 890

Demographics

Bjelovar-Bilogora County Population Pyramid Census 2011 ENG
Population pyramid of Bjelovar-Bilogora County per 2011 Census.
Population of Bjelovar-Bilogora County
Year Pop. ±%
1857 84,893 —    
1869 95,981 +13.1%
1880 101,420 +5.7%
1890 130,901 +29.1%
1900 150,825 +15.2%
1910 163,039 +8.1%
1921 162,453 −0.4%
1931 173,597 +6.9%
Year Pop. ±%
1948 166,485 −4.1%
1953 170,651 +2.5%
1961 167,599 −1.8%
1971 157,811 −5.8%
1981 149,551 −5.2%
1991 144,042 −3.7%
2001 133,084 −7.6%
2011 119,764 −10.0%
Source: Naselja i stanovništvo Republike Hrvatske 1857–2001, Croatian Bureau of Statistics, Zagreb, 2005

As of the 2011 census, the county had 119,764 people in it. The population density is 45 people per km2.

Most people are ethnic Croats. They are 84.8% of the population. Serbs are 6.3%, and Czechs are 5.2%.


Coordinates: 45°54′10″N 16°50′51″E / 45.90278°N 16.8475°E / 45.90278; 16.8475

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