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Post Romans and Beginnings of Osijek

In the 7th century, to the west of the ruins of Roman Mursa and on the elevated grounds near the river Drava, Slavic settlement was created. Slavic and ancient Croatian settlers called their settlement Osijek (Osek, Osik). This was the nucleus of the future city, whose name contained notion of something very suitable for crossing the river Drava, or suitable place for people and safe from flooding due to the swampy surroundings.

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