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HISTORY...

that Bjelovar was built by Empress Maria Theresa?

HISTORY...

that Bjelovar was built by Philip Lewin, Baron Beck?

HISTORY...

that as many as three crowned heads of European ruling houses (Emperor Franz Joseph I, Austrian heir to the throne Rudolf, and the future English king Edward VII) were present at the military maneuvers in Drljanovac?

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that the oldest Easter egg found in Croatia dates from the first half of the 15th century, and was found between Gudovac and Gradec near Bjelovar?

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that the historical unit of the Bjelovar frontier hussars in 1756 is the best equipped in Croatia and bears witness to the turbulent military past of these regions?

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that in Bjelovar in 1888 Josip Juraj Strossmayer and Emperor Franz Joseph I quarreled and this was recorded in history as the Bjelovar Affair?

HISTORY...

that the area of Bilogora and Bjelovar has been inhabited since ancient times and that this is the seat of the Korenova culture?

HISTORY...

that the Community Centre in Bjelovar was a synagogue before World War II?

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FAMOUS ONES...

that the great Croatian sculptor Vojin Bakić was born in Bjelovar?

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that Ivan Vitez Trnski, revivalist and writer, was born in Nova Rača?

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that Josip Broz Tito lived and worked in Veliko Trojstvo and two of his children were buried in the cemetery there?

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that the academician Goran Tribuson was born in Bjelovar, and inspiration from this city can be seen in many of his works?

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that our great painter Edo Murtić was born in Velika Pisanica near Bjelovar, and was declared an honorary citizen of the city of Bjelovar during his lifetime?

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that the writer Željko Sabol was born in Bjelovar, who was later the curator of the City Museum in Bjelovar, and a memorial plaque and a sculpture were erected in his honor in the city?

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that the actor brothers Goran and Bojan Navojec were born in Bjelovar, and today they organize the BOK Fest theater performance in their hometown?

FAMOUS ONES...

that the actor Veljko Milojević, later known as Charles Millot, was born in Bjelovar, who became famous in French cinema by shooting more than 35 films during his career?

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that the famous film and theater actor Bogdan Diklić was born in Bjelovar?

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that the famous Croatian painter Nasta Rojc was born in Bjelovar and is known for her great support for the promotion and affirmation of female artists in the country and abroad?

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that our great writer Mato Lovrak was born in Veliki Grđevac near Bjelovar, best known for his children’s novels Train in the Snow and Pero the Lump’s Gang?

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that the popular regional rock musician Momčilo Bajagić-Bajaga was born in Bjelovar?

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that our great chanson player Ivo Robić graduated from high school in Bjelovar?

FAMOUS ONES...

that the opera singer Kristina Anđelka Đopar, today a permanent member of the Croatian National Theatre Zagreb opera, graduated from music school in Bjelovar?

FAMOUS ONES...

that before World War II, actress Nada Kareš, sculptor Vojin Bakić, singer Ivo Robić and actor Veljko Milojević, later known as Charles Millot, grew up in Gajeva Street in Bjelovar at the same time?

FAMOUS ONES...

that the famous painter Oton Iveković painted the ceiling of the Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Šandrovac?

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PECULIARITIES...

that Bjelovar was built on the model of the Italian city of Turin?

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that Bilogora is home to many mythological creatures about whom numerous stories and legends have been told?

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that the Motorcycle Budnica that is driven for Labor Day is unique in the world?

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that there is a deaf round dance in Bilogora – Gluvak?

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that in Maglenča there is a Roma House, a unique establishment in Europe, where you can learn everything about the past of the indigenous Croatian Roma Lovari?

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that the popular small tractor Tomo Vinković was produced in Bjelovar?

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that more than 20 national minorities live in Bjelovar?

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that the players of the Partizan handball club from Bjelovar won the title of European champion in 1972?

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that the open-air wooden sculpture park Svijetle pruge is the only one of its kind in this part of Europe?

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that the municipality of Severin, with an area of only 25.91 km², is the smallest municipality in Bjelovar-Bilogora County?

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that the municipality of Rovišće, with 4179 inhabitants, is the most populous municipality in the Bjelovar-Bilogora County?

PECULIARITIES...

that the first Olympic swimming pool in Croatia was opened in Bjelovar in 1932?

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NATURE...

that one of the largest flower habitats of the flower Fritillaria is in the area of Bilogora and Moslavina?

NATURE...

that the name Bilogora hides a derivative for the type of soil, but also for pulse, as in a heartbeat?

NATURE...

that from Bilogora there are views all the way to the Julian Alps?

NATURE...

that the breeding of Gidran horses, which were the military horses of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, was restored in Bilogora?

NATURE...

that Bilogora is the lowest, but one of the most spacious mountains in Croatia?

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FASHION...

that the Bilogora traditional folklore costume is unique in its whiteness?

FASHION...

that silk was produced in Bjelovar in the 18th century?

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MOVIES...

that the main scenes of the film Train in the Snow (1976) were shot on the Bjelovar – Kloštar Podravski railway, and most of the actors from the film were students of the Cigleni district school from Bjelovar?

MOVIES...

that the film God Forbid a Worse Thing Should Happen (2002), written based on the book by Goran Tribuson from Bjelovar, was filmed in Bjelovar?

MOVIES...

that Dejan Aćimović’s classic I Have to Sleep, My Angel (2003), included in the 40 best European films of 2008 by the European Film Academy, was shot in Bjelovar?

MOVIES...

that the last season of the British-American series Strike Back (2020) was filmed in the area of Bjelovar?

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GASTRONOMY...

that Kvargl cheese is a specialty of the Bjelovar region and has been produced since 1756?

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that sweet rolled bread is a specialty of Bilogora villages, and was baked and given as gifts on special occasions, such as christenings, engagements, weddings?

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that Bjelovar is widely known for the Paris biscuits produced by Koestlin?

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that the Bjelovar company Sirela used to be synonymous with the entire range of the highest quality cheeses?

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