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It is the largest city in Slavonia, the fourth largest city in Croatia and the seat of Osijek-Baranja county. The city is the industrial, administrative, judicial and cultural center.
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Osijek is a city on the river Drava with more than 150,000 inhabitants (the suburbs). Includes suburbs fortifications Podravlje, Josipovac, Višnjevac, Sarvas, Tenja Briješće, Elm, and Klis Nemetin. The city is located in the beautiful Danube valley on the right bank of the Drava River 22 km from the mouth of the Danube. Today is the seat of Osijek - Baranja County and the largest city in the eastern Croatian region. In the ongoing expansion of Osijek is a giant construction site where the building a great business center, new sports facilities and cultural facilities are renewed.
Osijek is made from old town - Fortress, built in the early 18th century in Baroque style, then the upper, lower and the new city with classicism, historicism and Art Nouveau, and Retfala Visnjevac.
The first theatrical performances were held in the baroque Osijek back in the 18th century and the first theater building, the Croatian National Theatre, built in 1866. year. Theatre is still the most important theatrical institutions in the region of Slavonia. Besides it, in effect, and Children's Theatre in Osijek.
In Osijek, the two museums of national importance: the Museum of Slavonia, in the building of the former City Magistrate in the Citadel, where he held a rich collection of items relating to the history of Slavonia, and the recently opened archaeological museum in the former building of the Main Guard. In one of the former barracks of the fortress, written history is kept slightly Slavonian State Archives in Osijek. Among other museums, there is a Gallery of Fine Art, a valuable collection of paintings from the 18th to 20 century.
What we are particularly proud of the citizens of Osijek and 17 parks with a total area of 394 000 m². Osječki parks are very nice and pleasant to walk, play or art photography. Latest projects on the "left" bank of the Drava River (hotel Zoo, Zoo land) and the announced projects around the "green" urbanization of the left bank, tell us in favor of the development and dissemination of Osijek, in the spirit of ecological and generally accepted standards of modern life.
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