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Josip Juraj Strossmayer Square in Jastrebarsko
|Coordinates (Main square): Coordinates:|
|Free royal town||1257|
|Incorporated||November 30, 1995|
|• Mayor||Zvonimir Novosel2|
|• Electoral district||7th|
|• Town||226.50 km2 (87.45 sq mi)|
|• Urban||19.56 km2 (7.55 sq mi)|
|• Metro||628.71 km2 (242.75 sq mi)|
|Elevation4||154 m (505 ft)|
|• Density||70/km2 (180/sq mi)|
|• Urban density||280/km2 (730/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code6||10450, 10453, 10454|
In 1865, remnants of a Roman settlement were uncovered in Repišće, Klinča Sela, a village in Jastrebarsko metropolitan area. Further archeological investigation in the late 20th century classified them as a villa rustica and a necropolis consisting of six tumuli, both dating to the early Roman Empire period. The remnants are deemed to be the westernmost group of Noric-Pannonian tumuli and they make a very rare occasion of tombstones located directly on top of tumuli, which is in the rest of Croatia recorded only in Donji Čehi. The location of this archeological site on the fluvial terraces of the local Konjava stream[i] is attributed to the peaceful state of the central Roman Empire, which in turn led to formation of settlements in river valleys.7
Sveta Marija pod Okićem (English: Saint Mary under Okić) (locally nicknamed Grič), an archeological site located some 2.5 kilometers (1.6 mi) north of Repišće dating to 4th century, shows a migration from easily accessible locations to steeper hills and creation of isolated walled refugia. This is attributed to the loss of stability in the Pannonian region and in the Empire overall. A necropolis belonging to Sveta Marija was found on the small valley of Popov Dol and small items were excavated therefrom. Those were mostly bronze bracelets and glass chalices, items that Romans buried with their deceased. Two similar sites were found in the vicinity: Pavlovčani and Plešivica pass.7
The name Jastrebarsko is derived from jastreb, the Croatian word for 'hawk' or 'falcon'. This can be attributed to the practicers of falconry (Croatian: jastrebar, pl. jastrebari), who were active in the area of southwest Zagreb County. A remnant of falconry can also be found in the Jastrebarsko coat of arms, which features a yellow goshawk on a blue blackground.1 The first mention of this name is found in a 1249 document of the Croatian ban Stjepan Gutkeled as "lands of Jastraburcza" (Latin: forenses de Jastraburcza). The town is therein described as a trade and judicial center. In 1257 Croato-Hungarian King Bela IV awarded Jastrebarsko the status of a "free royal trading center" (Croatian: slobodno kraljevsko trgovište) by the means of a golden bull.1 This status helped Jastrebarsko combat the interests of local feudal lords until the abolishment of the feudal system by ban Josip Jelačić in 1848.1[ii]
From 1518 to 1848 Jastrebarsko is heavily influenced by the Croato-Hungarian noble family Erdödy. The bans Petar II and Toma II Erdödy were known for their victories against the spreading Ottoman Empire. Toma, son of Petar, won the 1593 Battle of Sisak, a major and decisive battle in the Ottomans' centuries-long occupation of Balkans. Later, in 1809 during the expansion of Napoleon's First French Empire, Jastrebarsko was for a short time incorporated in the Illyrian Provinces. This lasted until Summer 1813, when the French retreated from Croatia.1
Jastrebarsko started to rapidly develop following the 1848 abolishment of feudalism. The Zagreb–Karlovac railway was built in 1865, providing the town with a major source of employment. The local elementary school, founded in the 17th century, was augmented by a number of other cultural, social and sports organization, including a library, the singing society "Javor", association of tamburica players, a volunteer fire brigade and a theater and others.1
|Karlovac County||Karlovac County||Pisarovina|
Jastrebarsko is located in the Prigorje region of Central Croatia, built around the Reka Creek (Croatian: Potok Reka; reka is Kajkavian dialect word for river). On the west, Jastrebarsko is bordered by the Žumberak Mountain (Croatian: Žumberačka gora), a mountain range spreading through southeast Slovenia and southwest Prigorje, specifically Žumberak municipality and City of Samobor.citation needed The average altitude of the city is 154 meters (505 ft)4 and the highest elevation in the Jastrebarsko metropolitan area is recorded on the 1,181-meter (3,875 ft) Sveta Gera summit of the Žumberak mountain, also claimed by Slovenia.910
Jastrebarsko lies on both Zagreb–Split (Adriatic-Ionian highway) and Zagreb-Rijeka (Corridor Vb) rail and road corridors. There is a highway exit near Jastrebarsko on the A1 highway, located between the Lučko interchange near Zagreb and the Karlovac interchange. This 37-kilometer (23 mi) stretch is the oldest modern highway in Croatia, dating back to 1970. The Zagreb–Karlovac–Rijeka magistral railroad M202, part of the Pan-European corridor Vb, passes through Jastrebarsko.11 Jastrebarsko is served by a high-speed tilting train running between Zagreb and Rijeka and commuter trains operating between the town and Zagreb.12[iii] The city administration has called for a traffic study in 2007 by Ivan Dadić, a Croatian traffic expert, to solve the transport problems riddling Jastrebarsko's roads. Preliminary opinion by Dadić called for construction of four additional interchanges on the Zagreb–Karlovac stretch that would stop Jastrebarsko from being the bottleneck exit for all commuters living on the A1 corridor.13
The climate of Jastrebarsko is classified as maritime temperate with a slightly drier winter (Cfwbx in Köppen climate classification system). The city experiences four separate seasons. Winters are mild and summers are cool and the dry season spans through the winter and early spring. The average January low is around −6 °C (21 °F), while the July high tends to be near 22 °C (72 °F). The average yearly temperature is 10 °C (50 °F). Record temperatures have been encountered in July 1983 (35.5 °C or 95.9 °F) and January 1985 (−25.5 °C or −13.9 °F). There are scientifically documented claims that the global warming affects the climate in Jastrebarsko by increasing average yearly temperature by 1.2 °C (2.1 °F).14
|Climate data for Jastrebarsko|
|Record high °C (°F)||19.0
|Average high °C (°F)||3.7
|Daily mean °C (°F)||−0.4
|Average low °C (°F)||−6.1
|Record low °C (°F)||−25.5
|Precipitation mm (inches)||54.1
In the 2011 census, the city of Jastrebarsko has a total population of 16,667, 5,491 of whom live in the settlement of Jastrebarsko itself (naselje).5 The settlement (naselje) of Jastrebarsko encompasses nearly a third of the total population of the town, but less than a tenth of the total area.3 The records from the earlier censi show a decrease in total population from a high of 17,895 in 1991, although the population of the seat settlement has been continuously increasing since at least 1981.3
Jastrebarsko metropolitan area includes the City of Jastrebarsko and three adjacent municipalities: Klinča Sela, Krašić and Žumberak. The area is fairly large at 628 square kilometers (242 sq mi), but has a low population density and encompasses only 29,697 people.1516not in citation given
The settlements in the city administrative area are:5
- Belčići, population 91
- Brebrovac, population 76
- Brezari, population 62
- Breznik Plešivički, population 123
- Bukovac Svetojanski, population 80
- Celine, population 70
- Crna Mlaka, population 30
- Cvetković, population 618
- Čabdin, population 134
- Čeglje, population 376
- Črnilovec, population 119
- Dolanjski Jarak, population 32
- Domagović, population 540
- Donja Reka, population 347
- Donji Desinec, population 802
- Draga Svetojanska, population 159
- Dragovanščak, population 97
- Goljak, population 58
- Gorica Svetojanska, population 116
- Gornja Kupčina, population 148
- Gornja Reka, population 355
- Gornji Desinec, population 650
- Grabarak, population 0
- Gračac Slavetićki, population 5
- Guci Draganički, population 301
- Hrastje Plešivičko, population 183
- Hrašća, population 86
- Ivančići, population 200
- Izimje, population 223
- Jastrebarsko, population 5,491
- Jurjevčani, population 100
- Kupeć Dol, population 97
- Lanišće, population 0
- Lokošin Dol, population 89
- Malunje, population 207
- Miladini, population 57
- Novaki Petrovinski, population 299
- Orešje Okićko, population 14
- Paljugi, population 10
- Pavlovčani, population 293
- Pesak, population 13
- Petrovina, population 244
- Plešivica, population 301
- Prhoć, population 232
- Prilipje, population 226
- Prodin Dol, population 98
- Rastoki, population 107
- Redovje, population 31
- Slavetić, population 83
- Srednjak, population 45
- Stankovo, population 371
- Špigelski Breg, population 0
- Tihočaj, population 3
- Toplice, population 93
- Vlaškovec, population 117
- Volavje, population 408
- Vranov Dol, population 138
- Vukšin Šipak, population 314
- Zdihovo, population 309
Jastrebarsko was home to two important Croatian Roman Catholic cardinals: Aloysius Stepinac (1898–1960) and Franjo Kuharić (1919–2002).1718 Aloysius Stepinac (Croatian: Alojzije Stepinac) was born in Krašić municipality in Jastrebarsko metropolitan area and made Archbishop of Zagreb in 1937 and later cardinal in 1952. He is recognized for trying to protect the Jews, Serbs, Romani people and other minorities in Croatia from the Nazi regime during the World War II-era Croatian puppet state known as the Independent State of Croatia. However, after the World War II and takeover by Yugoslav communists, Stepinac was sentenced in 1946 by a Yugoslav court to 16 years in prison for alleged collaborating with Nazis. He was released five years later and died in home confinement. He was buried in the Zagreb Cathedral and Franjo Šeper succeeded him as the new Archbishop of Zagreb.17 The other cardinal was Franjo Kuharić, also from Krašić. He became a priest in 1945 and succeeded Šeper (then already a cardinal) as the Archbishop of Zagreb in 1970. In 1983 pope John Paul II chose him as a cardinal. Kuharić remained on that duty until his retirement in 1997.18
Two influential Croatian politicians are known to have lived in Jastrebarsko. Vladko Maček, a Croatian politician from the first half of the 20th century also hails from Jastrebarsko. Born in a nearby village, Kupinec, Maček led the Croatian Peasant Party fighting for the independence of Croatia since the assassination of Stjepan Radić until the World War II and the establishment of the Independent State of Croatia, which soon sided with the Axis powers.1 Ante Starčević, termed "Father of the Croatian homeland"119 (Croatian: Otac domovine), fought for the independence and the democratical re-establishment of the medieval Kingdom of Croatia, opposing the Hungarian sympathizer and ban of Croatia Khuen-Héderváry.19 He lived in Jastrebarsko for seven years while working in a law practice.1
- Škrabe, Nino. "Jastrebarsko through history". Town of Jastrebarsko. Archived from the original on 2010-03-09. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
- "Riječ gradonačelnika" (in Croatian). Retrieved 28 July 2012.
- "PPZŽ: 126.96.36.199. Naselja". Zagreb County (in Croatian). Retrieved 2009-01-22.
- "Jastrebarsko". United Nations. Retrieved 2009-02-07.
- "Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011, First Results by Settlements" (HTML). Statistical Reports (in Croatian and English) (Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics) (1441). June 2011. ISSN 1332-0297. Retrieved 2011-08-25.
- "Pročišćeni popis mjesta u RH - aktualno stanje rujan 2008.". Croatian Mail (in Croatian). Retrieved 2008-12-27. ZIP>XLS, 1168 KBdead link
- Gregl, Zoran (1992-12-18). "Antičko nalazište Repišće kod Jastrebarskog". Archeological Museum in Zagreb (in Croatian). Retrieved 2009-02-02. PDF, 121 KB
- "Mountains and mountain peaks above 500 meters" (PDF). Croatian Bureau of Statistics. http://www.dzs.hr/Eng/censuses/Census2001/Popis/E01_01_01/e01_01_01_zup01-1694.html. (in English and Croatian). Retrieved 2009-02-07.
- Jergović, Miljenko (2008-12-23). "Na zapadu Sveta Gera, na istoku bliska povijest". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). Retrieved 2009-02-07.
- "Željezničke pruge od značaja za međunarodni promet". Croatian Railways (in Croatian, PDF). Retrieved 2009-01-24.
- "Suspendiran strojovođa nagibnog vlaka koji je izbjegao frontalni sudar kod Jastrebarskog". Vijesti.net (in Croatian). 2006-08-28. Retrieved 2009-01-24.
- "Studija prometa za grad Jastrebarsko". Town of Jastrebarsko (in Croatian). 2007-10-19. Retrieved 2009-01-24.dead link
- Milković, Juraj; Medvedović, Juraj (2006-10-09). "Weather conditions in Jastrebarsko and its surroundings in the years 2002, 2003 and 2004". Forest Research Institute in Jastrebarsko (in Croatian, abstract in English). Retrieved 2009-01-24.
- "PPZZ – Uvjeti razgraničenja prostora prema obilježju, korištenju i namjeni" (in Croatian). Retrieved 2008-12-25.dead link
- "Population by sex and age, by settlements, census 2001 – Zagreb County". Croatian Bureau of Statistics (in Croatian). Retrieved 2008-12-25.
- "Alojzije Viktor Stepinac". Moljac (in Croatian). Retrieved 2009-01-27.
- "Kardinal Franjo Kuharić". Katolici.org (in Croatian). Retrieved 2009-01-27.
- Szabo, Gjuro (1971). Stari Zagreb (Old Zagreb) (in Croatian). Zagreb: Spektar.
- ^ Also mentioned as Gonjeva by Gregl.
- ^ Although Škrabe refers to an estimate of 600 years, the period of Jastrebarsko's free royal trading center actually could have lasted only 591 years. See Gjuro Szabo's book Stari Zagreb for a detailed explanation of free royal towns of Croatia.
- ^ There are no permanent links of a train list available. Consult Croatian Railways website for the timetable of the trains.
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