Ivanić-Grad is a town in
Ivanić-Grad is south-east from Zagreb,
- 25 km by highway A3
- 25 km by train on direction Zagreb - Slavonski Brod -
According to the 2001, there are 14,723 inhabitants, 95% of whom
City government, court, police, health-service, post office are the
part of infrastructure of Ivanić-Grad. Ivanić-Grad also has a
well-known spa resort
some 30 km east of Zagreb, Ivanić-Grad was one of the bastions on the border between Croatia and the
Ottoman Empire that was never
breached over centuries of Turkish thrusting toward the
By the late 19th century, Ottoman expansion was no
longer a threat: of greater concern was Hungarian domination,
following the 1867 Compromise (Ausgleich) that set up the
Austro-Hungarian dual monarchy and arbitrarily assigned Croatia to
the Hungarian kingdom. Persistent attempts by Hungarian authorities
to impose their language in civil affairs met with strong
resistance from the Croats, acutely conscious and proud of their
own Slav tongue and literary tradition, now flourishing after their
renaissance earlier in the 19th century.
was one of the
principal leaders of the Croatian Peasant Party (HSS) wholly
devoted to achieving Croatian democracy and freedom.
There are 2 elementary schools (OŠ Stjepana Basaričeka and OŠ Đure
Deželića) and a high school (SŠ Ivan Švear) in Ivanić Grad. Current
principals are : prof. Ksenija Pavlović (SŠ Ivan Švear), prof.
Vlatka Koletić (OŠ Stjepana Basaričeka), prof. Marija Kostrevec (OŠ
OŠ Đure Deželića has status of an international eco-schools and has
a green flag.