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Slavonski Brod

This city is located in the region of Slavonia which is on the eastern side of Croatia. The city serves as an important administrative center as it is the center of Brod-Posavina County. The city is located strategically as an important crossing of the Sava River Brod in which also flows to Bosnia and Herzegovina, it has a river port which is undergoing expansion as it happens to be one of the most important in Croatia. It serves as a crucial intersection of the Posavina part of the highway and a railway junction.

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Due to the sheer size of this city it has been a tourist hotspot for many years and this is indicative of the advanced tourism infrastructure they have developed. The city also has other economic activities apart from tourism such as farming, viticulture, fruit growing, metal-processing, timber (furniture wood, parquetry), textiles (ready-made), leather, foodstuffs (brewery), building material (lime), and printing industries. The Brod Fortress is one of the most famous monuments in this city, with its Vauban style it was constructed during the Austro-Hungarian Empire to serve the sole purpose of acting as a stronghold against the Ottoman Empire, which was situated on the other bank of the Sava River. It is also worthwhile to visit the remarkable central town square, Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić square, named after a popular children's writer, whose house is on the square. This square happens to be one of the biggest in Croatia comparable only to two other ones. The city also comes to life during one of the most important festivals held annually, the children's festival 'In the World of the Fairy Tales of Writer Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić', which happens in April and May. The city offers a myriad of opportunities to have fun with interesting hunting grounds such as Migalovci, fishponds like Jelas Polje, and a lake called Petnja. The Dilj Mountain also serves as superb hiking grounds for the lovers of outdoors.

Highlights

  • This Croatian city happens to be the sixth largest after Zagreb, Split, Rijeka, Osijek and Zadar.
  • At Galavo, on the northeastern part of the city, there was a recent discovery of a rich deposit of the Starčevo culture dating back to the Early Stone Age; this happens to be the largest architectural finding in northern Croatia.
  • Marsonia is a historical settlement in Brod that dates back to the Roman times, it is accredited as being the first human settlement in this city.
  • In modern Croatia brod means ship, however, in the olden times this meant water crossing.
  • The first geographer who located the position of Marsonia at the locality of Brod was Abraham Ortelius, who, in his atlas Theatrum orbis terrarum published a map.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • This Croatian city happens to be the sixth largest after Zagreb, Split, Rijeka, Osijek and Zadar.
  • At Galavo, on the northeastern part of the city, there was a recent discovery of a rich deposit of the Starčevo culture dating back to the Early Stone Age; this happens to be the largest architectural finding in northern Croatia.
  • Marsonia is a historical settlement in Brod that dates back to the Roman times, it is accredited as being the first human settlement in this city.
  • In modern Croatia brod means ship, however, in the olden times this meant water crossing.
  • The first geographer who located the position of Marsonia at the locality of Brod was Abraham Ortelius, who, in his atlas Theatrum orbis terrarum published a map.