Varaždin (former county)

Infobox Former Subdivision
native_name = Varaždin
conventional_long_name = Varasd County
common_name = Varasd
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 = Varasd
stat_area1 = 2521
stat_pop1 = 307010
stat_year1 = 1910
today = Croatia
footnotes = Varaždin is the current name of the capital.

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


Varasd county shared borders with the Austrian land Styria and the Hungarian counties Zala, Belovár-Körös and Zágráb (the latter two in Croatia-Slavonia). The river Drave formed its northern border. Its area was 2521 km² around 1910.


Varasd county, like the rest of Croatia, became part of the Kingdom of Hungary in the 12th century, and within it part of the Habsburg Monarchy since 1526. 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 the Republic of Croatia.


In 1910, the population of the county was 307,010.

Population by language (1910 census):
*Croatian = 300,033
*Serbian = 2,384
*German = 1,172
*Hungarian = 1,095


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

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