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slavonia

Free royal city

Between years 1687 and 1783 Osijek was the center of military headquarters for the whole of the Slavonia. Moreover, with the state reorganization in 1745 Osijek became center of Virovitica County. Again, favorable geographical location of the city facilitated further economic development, so the shops and crafts are the main characteristics of Osijek in 18th century. Economic strengthening was accompanied by the expansion of the city and increase in population, quality of education, culture, sports and health care.

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