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Counties of Croatia
Hrvatske županije (Croatian)
Vukovar-Srijem CountyOsijek-Baranja CountyBrod-Posavina CountyPožega-Slavonia CountyVirovitica-Podravina CountyBjelovar-Bilogora CountyKoprivnica-Križevci CountyMeđimurje CountyVaraždin CountyKrapina-Zagorje CountyZagreb CountyCity of ZagrebSisak-Moslavina CountyKarlovac CountyIstria CountyPrimorje-Gorski Kotar CountyLika-Senj CountyZadar CountyŠibenik-Knin CountySplit-Dalmatia CountyDubrovnik-Neretva CountyCroatia-counties-colorkey450px
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   City of Zagreb   Zagreb County
Category Unitary state
Location Republic of Croatia
Number 20 counties + Zagreb city
Populations 50,927 (Lika-Senj) – 790,017 (Zagreb)
Areas 640 km2 (247 sq mi) (Zagreb) – 5,350 km2 (2,067 sq mi) (Lika-Senj)
Government County government, National government
Subdivisions Municipality and City

The counties of Croatia (Croatian: županije) are the first-level administrative divisions of the Republic of Croatia. Croatia is divided into 20 counties and the capital city of Zagreb, which is both a county and a city. It is separate from Zagreb County. The counties are divided into 128 cities and 428 municipalities.

The counties are governed by county assemblies (Croatian: županijska skupština). Members of the county assembly are elected for a four-year term.

List of counties

Counties of Croatia as defined in 2006
County Seat Area Population (2011) GDP per capita (2013) Arms Geographic coordinates
Bjelovar-Bilogora Bjelovar 2,640 km2 (1,020 sq mi) 119,764 06838€6,838 Coat of arms of Bjelovar-Bilogora County 45°54′10″N 16°50′51″E / 45.90278°N 16.8475°E / 45.90278; 16.8475 (Bjelovar-Bilogora County)
Brod-Posavina Slavonski Brod 2,030 km2 (780 sq mi) 158,575 05858€5,858 Coat of arms of Brod-Posavina County 45°09′27″N 18°01′13″E / 45.1575°N 18.02028°E / 45.1575; 18.02028 (Brod-Posavina County)
Dubrovnik-Neretva Dubrovnik 1,781 km2 (688 sq mi) 122,568 09969€9,969 Coat of arms of Dubrovnik-Neretva County 42°39′13″N 18°05′41″E / 42.65361°N 18.09472°E / 42.65361; 18.09472 (Dubrovnik-Neretva County)
Istria Pazin 2,813 km2 (1,086 sq mi) 208,055 12711€12,711 Coat of arms of Istria County 45°14′21″N 13°56′19″E / 45.23917°N 13.93861°E / 45.23917; 13.93861 (Istria County)
Karlovac Karlovac 3,626 km2 (1,400 sq mi) 128,899 07763€7,763 Coat of arms of Karlovac County 45°29′35″N 15°33′21″E / 45.49306°N 15.55583°E / 45.49306; 15.55583 (Karlovac County)
Koprivnica-Križevci Koprivnica 1,748 km2 (675 sq mi) 115,584 08768€8,768 Coat of arms of Koprivnica-Križevci County 46°10′12″N 16°54′33″E / 46.17°N 16.90917°E / 46.17; 16.90917 (Koprivnica-Križevci County)
Krapina-Zagorje Krapina 1,229 km2 (475 sq mi) 132,892 06380€6,380 Coat of arms of Krapina-Zagorje County 46°7′30″N 15°48′25″E / 46.125°N 15.80694°E / 46.125; 15.80694 (Krapina-Zagorje County)
Lika-Senj Gospić 5,353 km2 (2,067 sq mi) 50,927 07841€7,841 Coat of arms of Lika-Senj County 44°42′25″N 15°10′27″E / 44.70694°N 15.17417°E / 44.70694; 15.17417 (Lika-Senj County)
Međimurje CČakovecČakovec 0,730729 km2 (281 sq mi) 113,804 08481€8,481 Coat of arms of Međimurje County 46°27′58″N 16°24′50″E / 46.46611°N 16.41389°E / 46.46611; 16.41389 (Međimurje County)
Osijek-Baranja Osijek 4,155 km2 (1,604 sq mi) 305,032 08121€8,121 Coat of arms of Osijek-Baranja County 45°38′13″N 18°37′5″E / 45.63694°N 18.61806°E / 45.63694; 18.61806 (Osijek-Baranja County)
Požega-Slavonia Požega 1,823 km2 (704 sq mi) 78,034 06102€6,102 Coat of arms of Požega-Slavonia County 45°18′40″N 17°44′24″E / 45.31111°N 17.74°E / 45.31111; 17.74 (Požega-Slavonia County)
Primorje-Gorski Kotar Rijeka 3,588 km2 (1,385 sq mi) 296,195 12930€12,930 Coat of arms of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County 45°27′14″N 14°35′38″E / 45.45389°N 14.59389°E / 45.45389; 14.59389 (Primorje-Gorski Kotar County)
SŠibenikŠibenik-Knin SŠibenikŠibenik 2,984 km2 (1,152 sq mi) 109,375 08051€8,051 Coat of arms of Šibenik-Knin County 43°55′44″N 16°3′43″E / 43.92889°N 16.06194°E / 43.92889; 16.06194 (Šibenik-Knin County)
Sisak-Moslavina Sisak 4,468 km2 (1,725 sq mi) 172,439 07842€7,842 Coat of arms of Sisak-Moslavina County 45°13′15″N 16°15′5″E / 45.22083°N 16.25139°E / 45.22083; 16.25139 (Sisak-Moslavina County)
Split-Dalmatia Split 4,540 km2 (1,750 sq mi) 454,798 07849€7,849 Coat of arms of Split-Dalmatia County 43°10′0″N 16°30′0″E / 43.166667°N 16.5°E / 43.166667; 16.5 (Split-Dalmatia County)
Varaždin Varaždin 1,262 km2 (487 sq mi) 175,951 08415€8,415 Post-1992 coat of arms of Varaždin County 46°19′16″N 16°13′52″E / 46.32111°N 16.23111°E / 46.32111; 16.23111 (Varaždin County)
Virovitica-Podravina Virovitica 2,024 km2 (781 sq mi) 84,836 06043€6,043 Coat of arms of Virovitica-Podravina County 45°52′23″N 17°30′18″E / 45.87306°N 17.505°E / 45.87306; 17.505 (Virovitica-Podravina County)
Vukovar-Srijem Vukovar 2,454 km2 (947 sq mi) 179,521 06025€6,025 Coat of arms of Vukovar-Srijem County 45°13′43″N 18°55′0″E / 45.22861°N 18.916667°E / 45.22861; 18.916667 (Vukovar-Srijem County)
Zadar Zadar 3,646 km2 (1,408 sq mi) 170,017 08173€8,173 Coat of arms of Zadar County 44°1′5″N 15°53′42″E / 44.01806°N 15.895°E / 44.01806; 15.895 (Zadar County)
Zagreb County Zagreb 3,060 km2 (1,180 sq mi) 317,606 07781€7,781 Post-1992 coat of arms of Zagreb County 45°44′56″N 15°34′16″E / 45.74889°N 15.57111°E / 45.74889; 15.57111 (Zagreb County)
Zagreb, the city ofCity of Zagreb Zagreb 0,641641 km2 (247 sq mi) 790,017 18132€18,132 Coat of arms of the city of Zagreb 45°49′0″N 15°59′0″E / 45.816667°N 15.983333°E / 45.816667; 15.983333 (City of Zagreb)
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