: 128 km2
density: 33 persons per km2

Inhabitants (according to the 2001 census)
Bacindol - 442
Banicevac 248
Cernik - 1839
Giletinci - 297
Opatovac - 373
Podvrsko - 357
Sagovina Cernicka - 358
Sumetlica - 315
other - 6
TOTAL: - 4235

For further information please contact:
Opcina Cernik
Frankopanska 117
35404 Cernik
Tel: ++385 35 369 050
Fax: ++385 35 369 050

Municipality Annual Day: 4 November

Cernik is situated to the north from Nova Gradiska on the main road that connects Nova Gradiska and Pozega. It is and old parish first mentioned in the 12th century. Many Slavonian aristrcratic families stem from Cernik - Boric, Desislavic, and families Petras, Markovic and Kulmer, lived there from the 18th to the 20th century.

Area: 43 km2
Density: 77 persons per km2

(according to the 2001 census)
Davor - 2513
Orubica - 746
TOTAL: 3259

Address: Opcina Davor
Ivana Gundulica 35
35425 Davor
Tel: ++385 35 347 333
Fax: ++385 35 347 385
Head of the municipality: Dragan Benic

Municipality Annual Day: 25 April

Davor is situated to the south from the highway and it is the smallest municipality in the Sava valley area oriented towards the town of Nova Gradiska, with only two villages. At the same time, it is the most densely populated municipality. It is known for excellent boatmen and good singers. Today, Davor is one of the most vital villages in Slavonia. A newly opened border crossing to Bosnia and Herzegovina should improve the district's traffic connections.

Area : 59,5 km2
Density: 21 persons per km2

(according to the 2001 census)
Donji Bogicevci - 76
Dragalic - 581
Gorice - 166
Masic - 194
Medari - 211
Poljane - 54
TOTAL: 1282

Address: Opcina Dragalic
Trg Sv. Ivana Krstitelja 2
35428 Dragalic
Tel: ++385 35 376 236
Fax: ++ 385 35 376 237

Head of the municipality: Zdenko Gorup
Municipality Annual Day: 17 January

Dragalic is one of the youngest municipalities in Croatia. It was founded in 1997 by dividing the district of Gornji Bogicevci into two parts and it is situated in the eastern part of the former municipality of Gornji Bogicevci. Dragalic is about 10 km to the west from the town Nova Gradiska, and lies along the highway Zagreb-Lipovac. It is proud of its very fertile arable lands. It has its own railway station, primary school, a post office and a few shops, but it is still mainly rurally oriented.
During the Homeland war in the 90ties, it was occupied by the Serbs, burnt to the ground and robbed, and its inhabitants were expelled from their homes. All buildings, including the church, were destroyed. After the liberation the government and many other international organizations and institutions (Arbeiter Samariter Bund from Germany and USAID) started the reconstruction project and the village was rebuilt.
Water and gas supply system should be finished soon and the rest of the mines should be cleared from the fields, which should improve the district's opportunities and achievements in the field of agriculture and industry.


Area: 44 km2
Density: 53 persons per km2

Inhabitants (according to the 2001 census)
Dubovac - 440
Gornji Bogicevci - 764
Kosovac - 289
Ratkovac - 275
Smrtic - 338
Trnava - 213
TOTAL: 2319

Address: Trg hrvatskih branitelja 1
35429 Gornji Bogićevci
Tel: ++ 385 35 375 260, ++385 35 375 056
Fax: ++385 35 375 056

Head of the municipality : Ante Oresic
Municipality Annual Day: 9 June

Gornji Bogicevci is situated about 10 km to the west from Nova Gradiska on the foot of Mount Psunj. It was destroyed and robbed during the Homeland war and later reconstructed within the government project. The parish church was rebuilt with the generous help of village people themselves and some donors. There are a few shops and a post office and a great number of craftsmen. Further economic development is expected over the next few years due to the establishment of a small industry zone in the municipality. There already are a few private enterprises in the zone. Gas and water supply systems, which are to be built soon, should also improve the living conditions in Gornji Bogicevci. Gornji Bogicevci were named after an ancient crusader whose land the village grew on and it has grown into a small local centre along the old Vojna Krajina road.


129 km2
Density: 40 persons per km2

Inhabitants (according to the 2001 census)
Batrina - 1096
Bili Brig - 344
Donji Lipovac - 132
Magic Mala - 487
Nova Kapela - 1004
Pavlovci - 69
Seoce - 375
Sice - 389
Srednji Lipovac - 407
Stara Kapela - 25
TOTAL: 5118

Address: Trg kralja Tomislava 13
35410 Nova Kapela
Tel: ++385 35 384 015
Fax: ++ 385 35 384 037

Head of the municipality: Marijan Petranovic
Municipality Annual Day: 12 August

Spreading along the old Vojna Krajina road towards Slavonski Brod, on the foot of the Pozeska Gora towards the lowlands of the Sava valley, Nova Kapela is one of the biggest municipalities of the area. One of the most interesting places in the area is the hunting reservoir “Radinje” with rich plant and animal life. It is also the habitat of rare bird species such as the white-tailed sea eagle and the black stork. For the pleasures of tourist hunters there is also a hunting house with 8 rooms and its own kitchen. For further information please contact ++385 35 3843125.

Area: 159,3 km2
Density: 27 persons per km2

Inhabitants (according to the 2001 census)
Bodegraj - 506
Cage - 437
Covac - 195
Ladjevac - 336
Okucani - 1941
Vrbovljani - 302
rest (11 small villages) - 507
TOTAL: 4224

Address: Franje Tudjmana 1
35430 Okucani
Tel: ++385 35 371 689
Fax: ++385 35 371 424

Head of the municipality: Mato Bilonjic
Municipality Annual Day 15 June

Okucani is among the biggest municipalities in the area but it has the lowest population density. It spreads over the slopes of Mount Psunj in the north towards the Sava valley lowlands and dense oak woods in the south. Okucani lies in a very fertile plain with excellent traffic connections. It has all the characteristics of a small town - a post office, a police station, a primary school, many different shops and its own local radio station (Radio Bljesak 105,5 MHz). The parish church of St. Vid was built after the Homeland war on the exact spot of a former chapel which was destroyed by the Serbs. With its 50 meters high tower and belfry, it is the highest religious object in this part of Slavonia. Okučani has become a new home to a few thousand Croats from Northern Bosnia and Herzegovina and from Vojvodina. In spite of all the efforts, economical situation is still difficult for all of them as well as for the Serbs who are gradually coming back to where they lived before the war. There has been some progress in mine clearance, in house building and industrial reconstruction over the last few years, thanks to the help of the Croatian government and other organizations such as ASB, USAID and IRC. However, there still remain many things to be done - infrastructural improvements (water and gas supply systems), economic development, housing projects etc. Okucani sees its opportunity for further development and better standard of living in the good traffic connections of its railway station, its closeness to the highway intersection on the A3 and to the border crossing to Bosnia and Herzegovina in Stara Gradiska as well as in the new regional plan and the establishment of a small industry zone.


53 km2
Density: 97 persons per km2

Inhabitants (according to the 2001 census)
AdZamovci - 628
Brdjani - 298
Bukovica - 180
Dreznik - 535
Gunjavci - 455
Resetari - 2672
Zapolje - 403
TOTAL: 5171

Address: Opcina Resetari
Vladimira Nazora 30
35403 Resetari
Tel: ++385 35 367 269, ++385 35 333 111
Fax: ++385 35367 296, ++385 35 333 111

Head of the municipality Alojz Kovacevic
Municipality Annual Day 30 April

You may not even notice that you have left the town and entered Resetari because it is so closely connected with Nova Gradiska and because it has many characteristics of a town - large number of inhabitants, important industry and small enterprises. It was first mentioned in 1407 in a list of villages in the Pozega valley, and in 1427 the village known as Resetharowcz belonged to the estate of the Gorjanski family. Zapolje was first mentioned in 1250 as an estate belonging to the Boricevic family. Ivan Zapolja, a Croatian-Hungarian king 1527-1540, comes from the aristocratic family Zapoljski, who lived here. Its geographical position is suitable for agriculture, fruit growing, wine-growing and cattle raising. There are two parishes, one in Resetari and one in Zapolje. There are also two primary schools, one in Resetari and one in Adzamovci. Resetari has a few sports associations, two folklore associations (Resetari and Dreznik), as well as two hunting societies and three volunteer fire departments. There are many private enterprises, shops, restaurants and small transport companies. The leather-works “Psunj” started the production in the 80s of the last century. The district has improved its infrastructure a lot in the last few years despite the difficult economic situation, and there are plans for further industrial development in the future (waste water discharge system, small industry zone, water and gas supply system etc).


77 km2
Density: 22 persons per km2

Inhabitants (according to the 2001 census)
Donji Varos - 298
Gornji Varos - 293
Gredjani - 248
Novi Varos - 181
Pivare - 23
Stara Gradiska - 542
Uskoci - 123

TOTAL: 1717

Address: Opcina Stara Gradiska
Trg hrvatskih branitelja 1
35435 Stara Gradiska
Tel: ++385 35 374 051. ++358 35 374 054
Fax: ++385 35 374 051


Head of the municipality: Ivan Kikic
Municipality Annual Day: 29 September

A former fortress on the river Sava, Stara Gradiska has one of the most notorious names in Croatia. It used to be a prison during the time of Austrian-Hungarian empire, a concentration camp in the time of Nezavisna Drzava Hrvatska (fascist government), again a concentration camp the communist government used after World War II, and the most ill-famed prison in this part of Europe until the 1990s when it was closed. Before Nova Gradiska was built, it was only called Gradiska and it was the seat of the Krajina military forces. When the headquarters were moved to a new, safer place it lost its significance. Today, Stara Gradiska is one of the busiest border crossings between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, which will hopefully contribute to its economic development.


141 km2
Density: 45 persons per km2

Inhabitants (according to the 2001 census)
Blazevic Dol - 181
Donji Crnogovci - 137
Godinjak - 745
Gornji Crnogovci - 138
Komarnica - 302
Laze - 356
Ostri Vrh - 203
Starci - 7
Staro Petrovo Selo - 2034
Stivica - 785
Tisovac - 399
Vladisovo 19
Vrbova 1046
TOTAL: 1046

Address: Opcina Staro Petrovo Selo
Trg kralja Tomislava b.b.
35420 Staro Perovo Selo
Tel: ++385 35 387-033, ++385 35 387 014
Fax: ++ 385 35 387 041

Head of the municipality: Zeljko Kovacevic
Municipality Annual Day: 14 April

Spreading over the slopes of Pozeska gora, Staro Petrovo Selo is known for its dairy industry.


79 km2
Density: 37 persons per km2

Inhabitants (according to the 2001 census)
Bodovaljci - 633
Dolina - 369
Mackovac - 374
Savski Bok - 87
Sicice - 517
Visoka Greda - 286
Vrbje - 640
TOTAL: 2906

Address: Opcina Vrbje
Kralja Tomislava 6
35423 Vrbje
Tel: ++385 35 345 228
Fax: ++350 35 345 228

Head of the municipality: Stjepan Stipic
Municipality Annual Day: 14 April

Vrbje is situated along the left shore of the river Sava. Agriculture is the major occupation of its inhabitants. Most of the land is covered with marshes and flood lowlands suitable for hunting and fishing.

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