Grad Virovitica



Location of Virovitica in Croatia

Coordinates: 45°50′N 17°23′E / 45.833°N 17.383°E / 45.833; 17.383Coordinates: 45°50′N 17°23′E / 45.833°N 17.383°E / 45.833; 17.383
Country  Croatia
County Virovitica-Podravina
  Mayor Ivica Kirin (HDZ)
  City 178.49 km2 (68.92 sq mi)
Elevation 122 m (400 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
  City 21,291
  Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
  Urban 14,688
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 33 000
Area code +385 (0) 33
Vehicle registration VT

Virovitica (pronounced [ʋirɔʋǐtit͡sa]) is a Croatian city near the Hungarian border. It is situated near the Drava river and belongs to the historic region of Slavonia. Virovitica has a population of 14,688, with 21,291 people in the municipality (census 2011).[1] It is also the capital of Virovitica-Podravina County.


Virovitica has also historically been known by the names Wirowititz/Virovititz and Wirowitiza (German), Viroviticza, Verewitiza, Verowitiza, Verowtiza, Verőce (Hungarian) and Varaviza (Italian), Viroviticza or Verucia Latin).


The town is first mentioned in 1234. It was part of Ottoman Empire between 1552 and 1684 and was kaza centre initially in Sanjak of Pojega (1552-1601), later in Sanjak of Rahoviçe in Kanije Eyalet (1601-1684) till Austrian conquest.

In the late 19th century and early 20th century, Virovitica was a district capital in the Virovitica County of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia.


The following settlements comprise the administrative area of the city of Virovitica:[1]


The patron saint of Virovitica is St. Rocco (Sv. Rok), celebrated every August 16.

Notable people

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Virovitica is twinned with:


  1. 1 2 3 "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Virovitica". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
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