Našice

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Našice (pronounced Na-shi-tse) is a town in the Osijek-Baranja county of Croatia, population 8,173 (2001), total municipality population 17,320, 87% who are Croats (2001). It is located on the northern slopes of Krndija Mountain in eastern Slavonia, 51 km southwest of Osijek; elevation 157 m.

Našice is located on the main road (M3) VaraždinVirovitica–Našice–Osijek and the railroad ZagrebKoprivnicaOsijek. Chief occupations are farming and angling on 11 km² of fishing ground. Major industries include metal processing, cement, (at Našice cement), the stone excavation. Also wood processing, textiles and food.

The city was first mentioned in 1229 under the name of Nekche. As economic and cultural centre is famous for its valuable cultural and historical heritage, (the Gothic church, two manors, exhibitions of the art colony "Hinko Juhn"). Našice plays an important role in business and excursionist tourism. The nice park by both of the Pejačević manors (horticultural monument). Private zoo of the Bizik family in nearby in Markovac Našički as well as the interesting surroundings at the foot of Krndija Mountain emphasize the importance of natural beauty.

Sports opportunities comprise tennis courts, a football ground with accompanying facilities, and boating on the local waters. Bayern Munich midfielder Danijel Pranjić was born in Našice.


Rich hunting grounds can be found in the immediate surroundings, and the fishpond Našička Breznica and Lake Lapovac offer fine angling opportunities. Slavonian cuisine and freshwater fish are a part of the gastronomic offerings of the town and its surroundings.

The municipality of Našice include following settlements:

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