Virovitica (former county)

:"Note: Verőce is also a town in Pest county, Hungary."

Infobox Former Subdivision
native_name = Virovitica
conventional_long_name = Verőce County
common_name = Verőce
subdivision = County
nation = Croatia-Slavonia
p1 =
s1 = Osijek Oblast
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 = Eszék
stat_area1 = 4867
stat_pop1 = 272430
stat_year1 = 1910
today = Croatia
footnotes = Osijek is the current name of the capital.

Virovitica (in Croatian) or Verőce (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. Verőce is the Hungarian name for the city Virovitica. The capital of the county moved from Virovitica to Osijek (Croatian, in Hungarian: "Eszék") in the late 18th century.

Geography

Verőce county shared borders with the Hungarian counties Somogy, Baranya, Bács-Bodrog, Szerém, Pozsega and Belovár-Körös (the latter three in Croatia-Slavonia). The county stretched along the right (southern) bank of the river Drave, down to its confluence with the river Danube. Its area was 4867 km² around 1910.

History

Verőce county became part of the Kingdom of Hungary in the 12th century. Verőce county was re-established in 1718, after it was liberated from Ottoman occupation. 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.

Demographics

In 1910, the population of the county was 272,430.

Population by language (1910 census):
*Croatian = 137,394
*Serbian = 46,658
*German = 40,766
*Hungarian = 37,656
*Slovak = 3,691

ubdivisions

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


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