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Velika, Croatia
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Velika, Croatia is located in Croatia
Velika, Croatia
Location of Velika in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°27′00″N 17°39′54″E / 45.45°N 17.665°E / 45.45; 17.665
Country Croatia
RegionPožega Valley
County Požega-Slavonia
 • Total5,607
Time zoneUTC+1 (Central European Time)

Velika (Hungarian: Velike) is a village and a municipality in the Požega Valley in Slavonia.


It is located on the southern slopes of Papuk Mountain 12 km north of Požega, in the Požega-Slavonia County, with the elevation of 278 m.

Velika is located on the Požega - Slatina county road and Velika - Požega - Pleternica railway.

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Chief occupations include farming, viticulture and tourism (recreational centre).


There are a total of 5,607 people in the municipality, in the following settlements:[1]

94% of the population are Croats. There are only 3 Serbian households and few people of Czech, Hungarian, German and Slovenian descent.

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It was ruled by Ottoman Empire between 1532 and 1687 and again between 1690 and 1691 as part of Sanjak of Pojega before Austrian conquest.fy

Source: "Velika, Croatia", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 30th),,_Croatia.

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  1. ^ "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Velika". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.

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