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Slavonski Brod Travel Guide, Croatia

Slavonski Brod Travel Guide – Transport and Demography

Slavonski Brod is situated 47 miles from Osijek and 179 miles from Dubrovnik. It is the sixth largest city in Croatia. It counts more than 60 thousands inhabitants and it represents a major traffic and transportation crossroads location in the country. It is also placed on the Sava river being thus, a river port, its old name meaning “water crossing”.

Slavonski Brod, located in the eastern part of Croatia is also a railway junction and a modern highway is going to be constructed at around 16 km from the heart of the city, which will transform it in an important city in this part of the Europe.

In the near future the same city is going to be a ship port which is meant to improve the river transport of both goods and passengers.

Slavonski Brod Travel Guide – Economy

Slavonski Brod Travel Guide also relies to the city’s economy as a major device of its entire development. During the last decades, the city developed a lot from the economic point of view, becoming an industrial centre. The best known industries are those of metal-processing, timber and furniture wood, textile, food production, building materials and the printing industry.

The local economy also developed and brought a huge contribution to the national economy thanks to the inhabitants’ preoccupation for farming, viticulture and fruit growing.

One of the best known metal companies in the southeastern part of Europe is also located in Slavonski Brod and its name is Djuro Djakovic, a consortium of many factories that produce a lot especially for export. The main products of the consortium are: locomotives, wagons, tramways, car parts, armored fighting vehicles, agricultural machines, nuclear reactors, bridges and many others that show the complexity of the work done in all the factories that make part of this large consortium.

Tourism is another service industry that started to be very important in the city’s economic field due to the cultural heritage of the region.

Slavonski Brod Travel Guide – Local Events and Education

“Ivana Brlic Mazuranic Square” is the perfect location for most of the public events that are organized by the local authorities, one of them in the memory of the author that gave it the name.

Thus, the children’s festival entitled 'In the World of the Fairy Tales of Writer Ivana Brlic Mazuranic” is considered to be the most important cultural event that takes place every year and it is devided into two sections that take place in May and June.

There is also a tradition that refers to water-colouring painting and it is very appreciated by the locals. “The International Folklore Festival” is an event that brings to light the folklore of Croats living in and outside the country, all being presented in an ethnographic exhibition, music shows, dance workshops, folk singing and film projections.

Slavonski Brod Travel Guide makes reference to education as well, revealing its great importance in the city’s process of development. The educational system consists of pre-schools, primary and secondary schools, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, a branch of the Osijek University, the Primary School Teacher Training College and other colleges.

The surroundings of the city offer hunting, fishing and swimming opportunities in the lake Petnja or in the river Sava.

Among the best known personalities born in Slavonski Brod, one should mention the poets and writers: Ivana Brlic-Mazuranic, Branko Radicevic, Damir Igric and many others that the locals are very proud of.

Many entertainment opportunities are offered to tourists in a city that combines the past and present in a fortunate way.

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