Pakra River in Pakrac
|o Mayor||Anamarija Bla?evi? (HDZ)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (Central European Time)|
Pakrac is a town in western Slavonia, Croatia, population 4,842, total municipality population 8,460 (census 2011). Pakrac is located on the road and railroad connecting the regions of Posavina and Podravina.
The town was first mentioned in 1237. It was captured by the Ottoman Empire in 1543. It was initially a kaza centre in the Sanjak of Pojega between 1543 and 1552, then in the Sanjak of Pakrac in the Rumelia Eyalet between 1552 and 1559. Later it was the centre of the Sanjak of Pakrac between 1559 and 1601, when the sanjak seat was moved to Cernik. The Ottoman rule in Pakrac lasted until the Austrians captured it in 1691. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Pakrac was part of the Po?ega County of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia. Major ethnic cleansing events were carried out in the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s - the Serbian Krajina occupied the town and imprisoned and murdered a number of Croats in a concentration camp, but when it was retaken the majority of the Serbian population was sent away.
|27,589||12,813 (46.44%)||9,896 (35.86%)||1,346 (4.87%)||3,534 (12.80%)|
In the census of 2011, the municipality of Pakrac comprised:
The municipality consists of 42 settlements: