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Varazdin county

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The Varaždin county of Croatia - Varaždinska županija is a county in northern Croatia, near the border with Slovenia and Hungary. It is named after its centre, the city of Varaždin.

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Map showing Varazdin county within Croatia

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Geography

The towns in Varaždin county are: Varaždin, Ivanec, Ludbreg, Lepoglava, Novi Marof and Varaždinske Toplice, there are additionally 22 communities. The county encompasses 1261 km2 of land and has 183,730 inhabitants (2001).

The Varaždin county borders with Međimurje on the north, Krapina-Zagorje county on the southwest, Zagreb county on the south, and Koprivnica-Križevci county on the southeast.

Traffic

The highway A4 passes through the county, connecting the Hungarian border (in the north) with Zagreb (in the south), and which has exits in Varaždin, Varaždinske Toplice and Novi Marof. In the longitudinal (west-east) direction, a magistral road passes along the Drava river, which connects Maribor (Slovenia) and Osijek. The railway (albeit not modernised) connects also the county with the south (Zagreb), north (Čakovec, Budapest) and east (Koprivnica).

Economy

Varaždin county today represents an important Croatian region with intense industrial and commercial activities and a strong financial sector. The high quality of products and services provided by county's firms are guarantors of the county's successful economic development on the global market in the future.

The economy of Varaždin county is focused on the manufacturing industry, particularly on the following industrial branches: milk products processing, beverage production, meat packing industry, clothing and textiles industry, metal manufacturing industry, leather footwear industry, manufacturing of high-quality wood furniture and other lumber products.

Administrative division

Varaždin county is divided:

County government

Current Župan (prefect): Zvonimir Sabati (HSS)

The county assembly is composed of 41 representatives, organized as follows:

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