Križ


Križ

Križ is a village in Zagreb County, Central Croatia, located near Ivanić Grad. The population of Kriz is 7406 (2001).

History

Kriz is an historic place and centre of "Ivanić region". History of Kriz, or "Križ pod Obedom" as it was once called, is closely tied to the history of "Ivanić Grad and Kloštar Ivanić" even though Kriz has some unique roots, too. As customary in the past, the place was named after a sacral monument – the church of the Assumption of the Holy Cross. "Križ" (meaning Cross) is indirectly mentioned for the first time in 1334 when it was recorded as one of Zagreb Diocese parishes.

Monuments and Sightseeings

Archaeological finds "Sipćine" near Okešinac tells us that people used to inhabit this region very early in the past. In the fire that caught the old parish church in 1714 the central altar was burnt and six years later in 1720 it was replaced with a new altar featuring priceless wooden sculptures one of the most beautiful in the whole northern Croatia. Valuable are also pieces made of gold from the 18th and 19th centuries. Around the church there is a hundred-year old park created in 1894 as an imitation of the English landscape architecture.

Economy

On the southern municipality border there is the forest "Žutica" with oil field. The forest Veliki Jantak known as the hunting ground stretches to the east. Today around 8000 people live in 16 settlements of Kriz municipality covering the area of 118 square kilometres. For the economy of the region the most important companies are DIN Novoselec and Elektra Križ (Electric power distribution company). When Croatia became an independent state, new possibilities were offered and today there exist many new privately owned businesses.

Education

Education has always had an important role in the region. A school existed as far back as the 17th century. It was the church school. In 1790 the first general public school was opened and in 1884 the library and reading-room.

Famous People

Milka Trnina , opera diva was born in Vezišće - village located in Kriz municipality .

External links

* [http://www.opcina-kriz.hr/ Official site]
* [http://www.tzzz.hr/engleski/kriz/ Križ] Zagreb County Tourist Board
* [http://vojnikriz.blogspot.com/] Križ tourist vlog
* [http://www.din.hr DIN Novoselec]


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