ĐAKOVO (Hungarian : Diakovár, German : Djakowar) is a town in the
* 7 International relations
* 7.1 Twin towns — Sister cities
* 8 Notable people
* 9 References
* 9.1 Bibliography * 9.2 Notes
* 10 External links
The etymology of the name is the Greek : διάκος (diákos) in Slavic form đak (pupil). The Hungarian diák word has the same Greek origin and as such it's uncertain the name came directly from Greek or via Hungarian or local Slavic form.
In Roman antiquity the settlement Certissia stood on the same spot
until it disappeared during the
The settlement's first mention in historical documents dates from 1239 when Béla IV of Hungary granted it to the Diocese of Bosnia (Latin : Dioecesis Bosniensis), and the Bishop moved his seat here in 1246. The predecessor to the newer St. Peter's Cathedral was built in 1355. In 1374 the settlement is documented under the name Dyacou. Croatian rebels in 1386 on July 25 captured Queen Mary of Hungary and her mother Elizabeth near the settlement.
The Ottoman rule over
There is a total of 27,745 residents in the municipality (census 2011), in the following individual settlements :
* Budrovci, population 1,260 * ĐAKOVO, population 27,745 * Đurđanci , population 425 * Ivanovci Gorjanski, population 580 * Kuševac, population 1,028 * Novi Perkovci, population 246 * Piškorevci , population 1,907 * Selci Đakovački, population 1,796 * Široko Polje, population 1,012
Chief occupations include farming, livestock breeding, leather and wool processing; horse selection centre; major industries are wood processing (furniture), textiles, chemicals and food processing, building material, printing and tourism.
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St. Peter's Cathedral in
The Cathedral basilica of St. Peter in
The central traditional event is called
The town and the surroundings offer many sports and recreation
facilities, such as tennis courts, racecourse, gym, swimming pool,
etc. The lakes Jošava, Mlinac, Borovik as well as fishponds,
backwaters and canals offer fine angling opportunities. High and low
game hunting is possible in the immediate surroundings or farther on
TWIN TOWNS — SISTER CITIES
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* Cresswell, Peterjon; Atkins, Ismay; Dunn, Lily (10 July 2006).
* ^ A B "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census:
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