Presentation of the town Cakovec

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Published on March 16, 2014

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Čakovec Međimurje Croatia Welcome to Čakovec!

Čakovec is the town in the northern Croatia, located around 90 kilometres north of Zagreb (the Croatian capital). The crest Of Čakovec

The town is well connected by road and rail. It is located about 20 km from the Hungarian and Slovenian borders.

Čakovec is the capital of Međimurje County. His location is between 2 rivers: Mura and Drava.

Čakovec is famous about vineyards and family Zrinski.

In Čakovec live about 20 000 people.

The climate is moderate continental.

Neighbourghood of the town is known for growing potatoes, corn, wheat, apples and grapes.

Čakovec is the economic, cultural and administrative center of Međimurje. The economy of the area is based on the textile industry, footwear industry, food and metal industry, construction.

The name comes from the count Dimitriusa Chakyja, who built in the early 13th century, a wooden fort later named "Čakov tower".

According to the geographer Strabo's reports in the 1st century, today's location of the city of Čakovec was the site of Aquama (wet town) in Roman times and at the time a marshland, a military post and a legionnaire camp.

The period of more significant economic and cultural growth of Čakovec is considered to have started in 1547, when Nikola Šubić Zrinski of Szigetvár became the owner of the area. Nikola Šubić Zrinski

Count George IV. Zrinski granted privileges to the inhabitants of the Čakovec fortress and its suburbs on 29th may 1579, which was the starting point for Čakovec free trading. This date is celebrated as the Day of the town.

In 1738 the city was devastated by the earthquake, in 1741 by fire and another earthquake hit it in 1880. In 1848 Josip Jelačić liberated Čakovec from the Hungarians and joined it to Croatia. Josip Jelačić

In 1893rd the city was first introduced an electric current. The first railroad track was built here in 1860 and helped to connect Budapest with the ports Rijeka and Trieste.

From 1941. to 1945. the city was under Hungarian occupation. In 1945 it was liberated by the Soviet Red Army.

Especially during the summer, Čakovec hosts many cultural events. Local Museum Međimurja Čakovec in the Old Town preserves 17,000 worth of items.

Čakovec has a library and theater acting within the Cultural Center.

Especially during the summer, Čakovec hosts many cultural events..

Be our dear guests and visit us in Čakovec!

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