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Bjelovar Travel Guide, Croatia

Bjelovar Travel Guide – Geographic Position and Demography

Bjelovar is a rather young city first mentioned in the 15th century, but it became more important in the 18th century when a fort was constructed at the request of the ruler Maria Theresa and it was meant to stop the attacks of the Turks towards the centre of Croatia. It is situated in the north-western part of Croatia, being the administrative centre of Bjelovar-Bilogora. It was only in 1874 when the city became a free royal town.

Bjelovar has more than 40 thousand inhabitants and it is to be found at the junction of some main roads, motorways and a direct railroad that connect the city to the capital city Zagreb but also to other important tourist destinations like Split. Bjelovar has 191,9 km2 and it represents the main cultural and political centre of the whole region.

Bjelovar Travel Guide – Economy and Education

Bjelovar Travel Guide makes reference to the economical field as the inhabitants’ lives depend on it. Thanks to its geographical position, the economy of the city is mainly concentrated on agriculture and food-processing industry. Other important industries are those of machine construction, furniture production wood and metal processing, transportation and dairy industry.

With an Institute of Economics, the institute of Professional Studies of Business Economy, eight high-schools attended by more than 3000 pupils and the closeness to the University centre, Zagreb, Bjelovar is an important educational center as well, giving thus a helping hand to the development of the economical field.

Bjelovar Travel Guide – Leisure Activities

Having a mild climate with warm summers and a little bit windy winters and springs, Bjelovar seems to be an ideal location to spend your leisure time no matter what the season. The leisure activities done quite often by both locals and tourists are: hunting and fishing, swimming or riding. Other means of relaxing your body and mind refer to the healing water that exists in some modernly equipped health-spas in the region of Bjelovar-Bilogora. It is said and scientifically proved that these thermal waters have the quality of healing diseases among which the rheumatic disease is the best known.

Placed in the centre of Croatia and surrounded by the mountains Papuk and Moslavacka, Bjelovar is declared to be one of the most important regions in offering hunting opportunities in the whole country.

If you are a real fisherman or an angler, there are plenty of fish-ponds and dozens of places that can be successfully used by those who are interested in this relaxing sport.

Bjelovar Travel Guide refers to the leisure activities that can be done in the city and in its vicinity as important touristic opportunities so that everybody coming here should be completely satisfied especially by the marvelous landscape.

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