Požega (former county)

Infobox Former Subdivision
native_name = Požega
conventional_long_name = Pozsega County
common_name = Pozsega
subdivision = County
nation = Croatia-Slavonia
p1 =
s1 =
year_start = 12th century
event_end = Treaty of Trianon
year_end = 1920
date_end = June 4

image_map_caption = Map of the county within Croatia-Slavonia, Kingdom of Hungary
capital = Pozsega
stat_area1 = 4933
stat_pop1 = 265272
stat_year1 = 1910
today = Croatia
footnotes = Požega is the current name of the capital.

Požega (in Croatian) or Pozsega (in Hungarian) is the name of a historic administrative county (comitatus) of the autonomous region Croatia-Slavonia within the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory is presently in eastern Croatia. The capital of the county was Požega (Croatian, in Hungarian: "Pozsega").


Pozsega county shared borders with the Austrian land Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Hungarian counties Zágráb, Belovár-Körös, Verőce and Szerém (all in Croatia-Slavonia). The county stretched along the left (northern) bank of the river Sava. Its area was 4933 km² around 1910.


The territory of Pozsega county became part of the Kingdom of Hungary in the 12th century. Pozsega county was re-established after it was liberated from Ottoman occupation in the late 17th century. In 1918 (confirmed by the Treaty of Trianon 1920), the county became part of the newly formed Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (Yugoslavia). Since 1991, when Croatia became independent from Yugoslavia, the county is part of Croatia.


In 1910, the population of the county was 265,272.

Population by language (1910 census):
*Croatian = 142,616
*Serbian = 66,783
*Hungarian = 16,462
*German = 13,143
*Slovak = 3,352
*Rusyn = 2,888


In the early 20th century, the subdivisions of Pozsega county were:

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