—  City  —
Đakovo is located in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°19′N 18°25′E / 45.31°N 18.41°E / 45.31; 18.41
Country  Croatia
County Osijek-Baranja County
 - Type City
 - Mayor Zoran Vinković (SDP)
 - City 170 km2 (65.6 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 - City 27,798
 Urban 19,508
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 31400
Area code +385 31
Vehicle registration DJ
Arable land area 13,505 ha
Forested land area 2,044 ha

Đakovo (pronounced [d͡ʑâkɔ̝v̞ɔ̝]) is a town in the region of Slavonia, Croatia. Đakovo is the centre of the fertile and rich Đakovo region (Croatian: Đakovština).



Đakovo is located 37 km (23 mi) to the southwest of Osijek and 34 km (21 mi) southeast of Našice; elevation 111 m.

It is located near the motorway A5/E73, at the intersection of the state road D7 to Osijek, the arterial roads D38 to Požega, D46 to Vinkovci and the connecting road D515 to Našice.

The railroad PločeSarajevoVrpoljeOsijekBudapest runs through the city.


There is a total of 27,798 residents in the municipality (census 2011), in the following individual settlements:[1]

  • Budrovci, population 1,268
  • Đakovo, population 19,508
  • Đurđanci, population 428
  • Ivanovci Gorjanski, population 574
  • Kuševac, population 1,041
  • Novi Perkovci, population 243
  • Piškorevci, population 1,888
  • Selci Đakovački, population 1,799
  • Široko Polje, population 1,011


Chief occupations include farming, livestock breeding, leather and wool processing; horse selection centre; major industries are wood processing (furniture), textiles, chemicals and food processing, building material, printing and tourism.


St. Peter's Cathedral, Đakovo

The Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul in Đakovo is the town's most famous landmark and the most important sacral object, not only in Đakovo but also throughout the whole region of Slavonia. The Cathedral was built 1866-1882 under Josip Juraj Strossmayer, then the bishop of the Đakovo and Srijem Catholic diocese. The landscaped park from the 19th century near the bishop's palace is a horticultural monument under special protection as well as the nearby Small Park (Mali Park) dating from the turn of the 19th/20th century.

The central traditional event is called Đakovački vezovi (Đakovo Embroidery). It is a folklore show of the regions Slavonia and Baranja that is organized yearly in the beginning of July, and it presents traditional folk costumes, folklore dancing and singing groups, customs. The Cathedral hosts choirs, opera artists, and art exhibitions are organized in the exhibition salon. The horse and wedding wagon show is a special part of the program. During the sports program, pure-bred white Lipizzaner horses can be seen on the racecourse. They come from the horse-breeding centre in Ivandvor, which has been breeding horses ever since 1506.


The town and the surroundings offer many sports and recreation facilities, such as tennis courts, racecourse, gym, swimming pool, etc. The lakes Jošava, Mlinac, Borovik as well as fishponds, backwaters and canals offer fine angling opportunities. High and low game hunting is possible in the immediate surroundings or farther on the Dilj and mountain to the southwest.

The traditional Slavonian cuisine, famous for its meat specialities (kulen smoked sausage, kobasica sausages, smoked ham), venison and freshwater fish dishes are offered both in Đakovo and its surroundings. Of particular interest are the exquisite wines of the Đakovo region: Weissburgunder, Traminer and Riesling.

The town is home to a monument to Croatian politician Stjepan Radić.[2]




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