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Sisak

Coat of arms of Sisak
Location 45.29° N 16.22° E
County Sisak-Moslavina county
Mayor Dinko Pintarić
Surface (km²) 422.75 km²
Population
(2001)
52,236
Time zone (UTC) UTC+1 Central European Time
Location on map of Croatia
Sisak
Sisak on the map of Croatia

Sisak (German: Sissek, Hungarian: Sziszek, Italian: Siscia) is a city in central Croatia. The city's population in 2001 was 52,236 [1] and it is the administrative centre of Sisak-Moslavina county. Sisak is located at the confluence of the Kupa, Sava, and Odra rivers, 57 km southeast of the Croatian capital Zagreb. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A modern coat of arms is derived from the medi val practice of painting designs onto the shield and outer clothing of knights to enable them to be identified in battle, and later in tournaments. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Sisak-Moslavina county - Sisačko-moslavačka županija is a county in central Croatia. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... An open surface with X-, Y-, and Z-contours shown. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... ... ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries not observing summer time Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2631x2170, 462 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Osijek Slavonski Brod Slatina, Croatia Virovitica Split Rijeka ÄŒakovec Solin Gospić Bjelovar Bilje User:Elephantus/Test... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... The city of Chicago, as seen from the sky The main square of the Catalan city of Sabadell during a popular celebration. ... Sisak-Moslavina county - Sisačko-moslavačka županija is a county in central Croatia. ... Kupa (Slovenian Kolpa) is a river in Croatia and on the border with Slovenia. ... Sava also Save (German Save, Hungarian Száva) is a river in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, a right side tributary of Danube at Belgrade. ... Odra is: Odra or Oder, a river in northern Europe Odra, a computer once made in Poland name of several Polish football clubs, eg. ... km redirects here. ... Zagreb (pronounced ) is the capital and largest city of Croatia. ...

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Geography

Sisak is usually considered to be where the Posavina (Sava basin) begins, with an elevation of 99 m. Posavina is the name for the Sava river basin in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia and Montenegro. ... Sava also Save (German Save, Hungarian Száva) is a river in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, a right side tributary of Danube at Belgrade. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ...


Sisak is Croatia's biggest river port and a centre of river shipping industry (Dunavski Lloyd). Sisak lies on the main road Zagreb-Sisak-Petrinja (M12.2) and the railroad Zagreb-Sisak-Sunja. Seaport, a painting by Claude Lorrain, 1638 The Port of Wellington at night. ... Petrinja (German and Italian: Petrinia) is a city in central Croatia, near Sisak in the historic region of Banovina. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


History

Vetriano coin struck at Siscia mint in 350.
Vetriano coin struck at Siscia mint in 350.

The long history of urban life here (around 2,500 years) as well the extremely favourable position on the confluence of three rivers, (the Sava, the Kupa and the Odra), have made Sisak an important town in the history of Croatia. During the Roman Empire when Sisak was known as Siscia, Christian martyr St. Quirinus was tortured and nearly killed during Diocletian's persecution of Christians. Legend has it that they tied him to a millstone and threw him into a river, but he freed himself from the weight, escaped and continued to preach his faith. Today he is the patron saint of Sisak. Vetriano (AD 350). ... Vetriano (AD 350). ... On the reverse of this coin struck under Vetriano, the emperor is holding two labara, the ensigns introduced by his ancestor Constantine I (emperor). ... History studies the past in human terms. ... Confluence of Rhine and Mosel at Koblenz In geography, a confluence describes the point where two rivers meet and become one, usually when a tributary joins a more major river. ... Sava also Save (in Serbian: Сава; German: Save; Hungarian: Száva) is a river in Europe, a right side tributary of Danube at Belgrade. ... Kupa (Slovenian Kolpa) is a river in Croatia and on the border with Slovenia. ... Odra is a river in central Croatia. ... History studies the past in human terms. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Sisak is a city in central Croatia at the confluence of the Kupa and Sava rivers, 57 km southeast of Croatian capital Zagreb with an elevation of 99 m. ... Christians believe that Jesus is the mediator of the New Covenant (see Hebrews 8:6). ... In Roman mythology, Quirinus was a mysterious god. ... Saint Quentin is the patron saint of locksmiths and is also invoked against coughs and sneezes. ...


The 16th century triangular fortress of the Old Town, well-preserved and turned into the Native Museum, is the main destination of every tourist. The fortress is famous for the victory of the joint forces of Croats and Slovenians over the Turks in 1593, known as the Battle of Sisak. It was the very first significant defeat of the up-to-then invincible Turkish army on European territory. The Croatian Ban Toma Bakač Erdedi who led the defense in this battle became famous throughout Europe. (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... Table of Fortification, from the 1728 Cyclopaedia. ... There are many places throughout the world named Old Town, including: // San Telmo and La Boca, Buenos Aires Prague Old Town Candelaria (historic quarter), Bogotá The Old Town, Aarhus Old Town, Tallinn Old Town, Tbilisi Old Town in Hanover Old Town, County Roscommon Old Town in Jerusalem Vilnius Old Town... Croats (Croatian: Hrvati) are a South Slavic people mostly living in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and nearby countries. ... Events May 18 - Playwright Thomas Kyds accusations of heresy lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe. ... The Battle of Sisak in 1593 was an important victory for Christian forces over the Turkish army. ... Ban is a title of either Avar or Illyrian origin, the title was used in some states in central and south-eastern Europe between the 7th century and the 20th century. ... Toma Erdödy (born 1558) was a Croatian ban and member of the Erdödy noble family. ... This article is 150 kilobytes or more in size. ...


The Baroque palace of Mali Kaptol, the classicist Veliki Kaptol, the brick Stari most ("Old Bridge") over the Kupa, and the ethnological park are the most frequently visited landmarks. Block quote For other uses, see Baroque (disambiguation). ... Classicism door in Olomouc, The Czech Republic Teatr Wielki in Warsaw Church La Madeleine in Paris Classicism, in the arts, refers generally to a high regard for classical antiquity, as setting standards for taste which the classicist seeks to emulate. ...


During World War II, Sisak was the site of a concentration camp which was part of the large Jasenovac cluster where Serbs, Roma, and Jews were killed. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... It has been suggested that Internment be merged into this article or section. ... Jasenovac concentration camp (in Croatian: Logor Jasenovac in Serbian: Логор Јасеновац) was the largest concentration and extermination camp in Croatia during World War II. It was established by the Ustaša (Ustasha) regime of the Independent State of Croatia in August 1941. ... Languages Serbian Religions Predominantly Serbian Orthodox Christian Related ethnic groups Other Slavic peoples, especially South Slavs See Cognate peoples below Serbs (Serbian: Срби or Srbi) are a South Slavic people who live mainly in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and, to a lesser extent, in Croatia and the Republic of Macedonia. ... The Roma people (pronounced rahma, singular Rom, sometimes Rroma, and Rrom) along with the closely related Sinti people are commonly known as Gypsies in English, and as Tsigany in most of Europe. ...


Demographics

According to the 2001 census, Sisak had a total population of 52,236.


43,402 of its citizens are Croats (83.09%), 3,897 are Serbs (7.46%), 795 are Bosniaks (1.52%), 436 are Roma (0.83%), 149 are Albanians (0.29%), 40 are Montenegrins (0.08%), and the rest are other ethnicities. Croats (Croatian: Hrvati) are a South Slavic people mostly living in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and nearby countries. ... Languages Serbian Religions Predominantly Serbian Orthodox Christian Related ethnic groups Other Slavic peoples, especially South Slavs See Cognate peoples below Serbs (Serbian: Срби or Srbi) are a South Slavic people who live mainly in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and, to a lesser extent, in Croatia and the Republic of Macedonia. ... The Bosniaks (Bosnian: Bošnjaci, IPA: ) are a South Slav people living mainly in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Sandžak region of Serbia and Montenegro, with a smaller autochthonous population also present in Kosovo and Macedonia. ... Tzigane redirects here; for the composition by Maurice Ravel, see Tzigane (Ravel). ... Montenegrins (Serbian and Montenegrin: Црногорци / Crnogorci) are a South Slavic people who are primarily associated with the Republic of Montenegro. ...


Population by religion are 41,204 Roman Catholics (78.88%), 3,801 Orthodox Christians (7.28%), 2,537 Muslims (4.86%), and others. The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Eastern Orthodoxy (also called Greek Orthodoxy and Russian Orthodoxy) is a Christian tradition which represents the majority of Eastern Christianity. ... A Muslim is a believer in or follower of Islam. ...


Miscellaneous

Chief occupations are farming, ferrous metallurgy (iron works), chemicals, leather (footwear), textiles and food processing plants (dairy products, alcoholic beverages), building material, crude oil refinery, and thermal power. Metallurgy is a domain of materials science and of materials engineering that studies the physical and chemical behavior of metallic elements, their intermetallic compounds, and their mixtures, which are called alloys. ... Dairy farm near Oxford, New York A dairy is a facility for the extraction and processing of animal milk (mostly from cows, sometimes from buffalo, sheep or goats) and other farm animals, for human consumption. ... For other uses, see Building (disambiguation). ... Look up material in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Lubbock, Texas Ignacy Łukasiewicz - inventor of the refining of kerosene from crude oil. ... View of Shell Oil Refinery in Martinez, California. ...


Sisak features the largest Croatian metallurgic factory and the largest oil refinery in Croatia


The city hosts University of Zagreb's Faculty of Metallurgy and the department of the Nautical Faculty. The University of Zagreb (Croatian Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Latin Universitas Studiorum Zagrabiensis) is the oldest Croatian university in continuous operation and also the oldest university in southeastern Europe. ... Metallurgy is a domain of materials science and of materials engineering that studies the physical and chemical behavior of metallic elements, their intermetallic compounds, and their mixtures, which are called alloys. ...


Sisak has many rich mineral springs (spas) with healing properties in the temperature range from 42 to 54 °C. Green Dragon Spring at Norris Geyser A hot spring is a place where warm or hot groundwater issues from the ground on a regular basis for at least a predictable part of the year, and is significantly above the ambient ground temperature (which is usually around 55~57 F or... Fig. ... Celsius is, or relates to, the Celsius temperature scale (previously known as the centigrade scale). ...


Sports and recreation facilities in the town and the surroundings include mainly the waters and alluvial plains a public beach on the Kupa. All rivers (Kupa, Odra, Sava) with their backwaters offer fishing opportunities. There are hunting grounds in the regions of Turopolje and Posavina. Sisak is the starting point for sightseeing tours into Lonjsko Polje (Field of Lonja river) nature park. Hunter and Huntress redirect here. ... Coat of arms Turopolje is a region between Velika Gorica and Sisak in Croatia. ... Posavina is the name for the Sava river basin in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia and Montenegro. ...


The local football club is NK Segesta. Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... NK Segesta Sisak is a Croatian football club located in the city of Sisak. ...


Sisak is extremely popular during the summer due to the fact that there are many cafés situated on the river Kupa. During the day and night the cafés are usually full due to their location. Although the population is not great in number many people from the surrounding cities visit the town. In the last year numerous cafés have opened and their popularity has been bolstered through nights sponsored by beer manufacturers like Tuborg. The events consist of hostesses promoting the beer and there are drinking competitions, where prizes can be won, including t-shirts, whistles and key rings.


Sisak's first mosque is being planned to be built some time in the near future. The Masjid al-Haram in Mecca as it exists today A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. ...


External links

  • Official Website
  • Sisak News Portal
  • Sisak Tourism
  • Sisak News Digest

References


edit Municipalities of Sisak-Moslavina County Flag of Croatia

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Donji Kukuruzari | Dvor | Glina | Gvozd | Hrvatska Dubica | Hrvatska Kostajnica | Jasenovac | Kutina | Lekenik | Lipovljani | Majur | Martinska Ves | Novska | Petrinja | Popovača | Sunja | Topusko | Velika Ludina | Sisak-Moslavina county - Sisačko-moslavačka županija is a county in central Croatia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... Donji Kukuruzari is a municipality in Croatia in the Sisak-Moslavina county. ... Dvor on the map of Croatia Dvor (Serbian: Двор) is a town and a municipality in Sisak-Moslavina County, Croatia. ... Glina is a small town in central Croatia, located southwest of Petrinja and Sisak. ... Gvozd on the map of Croatia Gvozd (Serbian: Гвозд) is a town and a municipality in Sisak-Moslavina County, Croatia. ... Hrvatska Dubica is a municipality in Croatia in the Sisak-Moslavina county. ... Coat of arms Hrvatska Kostajnica, often just Kostajnica, is a small town in central Croatia, population 1,993, with total municipality population of 2. ... Jasenovac is a municipality in Central Croatia, in the southern part of the Sisak-Moslavina county at the confluence of the river Una into Sava. ... Kutina is a small city in central Croatia, the largest settlement in the hilly region of Moslavina, in the Sisak-Moslavina county. ... Lekenik is a village and a municipality in central Croatia, located between Sisak and Velika Gorica in the lowland region of Turopolje. ... Lipovljani is a municipality in Croatia in the Sisak-Moslavina county. ... Majur on the map of Croatia Majur is a municipality in Croatia in the Sisak-Moslavina county. ... Martinska Ves is a municipality in Croatia in the Sisak-Moslavina county. ... The Republic of Croatia is a crescent-shaped country in Europe bordering the Mediterranean, Central Europe and the Balkans. ... Petrinja (German and Italian: Petrinia) is a city in central Croatia, near Sisak in the historic region of Banovina. ... Popovača is a municipality in Croatia in the Sisak-Moslavina county. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Topusko is a spa town in Sisak-Moslavina County, Croatia. ... Velika Ludina on the map of Croatia Velika Ludina is a municipality in Croatia in the Sisak-Moslavina county. ...

Coordinates: 45°28′N 16°23′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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