The first information you can find about Bjelovar is being one of the youngest cities in Croatia, but that fact doesn’t mean less. Bjelovar has rich political, military, economical, and cultural as well as sport tradition.
Bjelovar is settled on a highland at the south part of Bilogora (North West Croatia) at 135 m above the sea level. Bjelovar is a center of county Bjelovarsko-bilogorska, as well as center of natural, cultural and political part.
Bjelovar is crossroad of our county since we connect road to Zagreb, Osijek, Varazdin and Koprivnica over Cazma to Ivanic-Grad and highway over Daruvar to one and Virovitica to the other side forwards Pakrac and Lipik.
The proof of Bjelovar being on an important map position is building of highway "Zagreb-Bjelovar-Virovitica" which will make a 30 min trip between Zagreb and Bjelovar.
The city of Bjelovar occupying 191,9 km2 of our county, 31 places are under its administration. Population is 42.000 people with surrounding.
Bjelovar celebrates 29th of September as it’s day, when this city defended against JNA and large amount of weapon was collected which helped greatly our county during war.
Economy cattle breeding as well as lumber industry because of natural resources which are well used.Our city is providing a place for pleasant life of our citizens as well as our visitors.
... the city was built by a plan and the rectangular shape of its centre makes it a unique city in Croatia
... the city was established and built by Archduchess of Austria Maria Theresa in 1756, but she never got the chance to visit it
... Bjelovar got its independence and Royal Borough title on 5th August in 1874 and became the youngest out of twelve Croatian royal cities
... Bjelovar central square, Eugen Kvaternik Sguare is for the second year now proclaimed to be the most beautiful square in Central Croatia by Croatian Tourism Association contest "Zeleni cvijet" ("Green flower"). In that same contest Bjelovar is proclaimed to be the third most beautiful city in Central Croatia
... through only fifteen years livestock and trade fair evolved in the biggest manifestation of that type in Croatia. Every year in September in Gudovac near Bjelovar there is International livestock, trade and crafts fair held and visited by more than fifty thousand people.
Second-largest, Spring fair is held in the middle of March, and first Apiarian fair in Croatia was held in the beginning of February also on Gudovac fairground
... Bjelovar team-handball club "Partizan" on 19th February 1972 won European championship's title and became the first team-handball club from former Yugoslavia with that title (also the second sport club from former Yugoslavia that won the European