Stara Gradiška

Stara Gradiška (pronounced [stâːraː ɡrǎdiʃka], German: Altgradisch) is a village and a municipality in Slavonia, in the Brod-Posavina County of Croatia. It is located on the left bank of the river Sava, across Gradiška in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The total population is 1,363 (census 2011), distributed in the following settlements:[2]

  • Donji Varoš.
  • Gornji Varoš.
  • Gređani.
  • Novi Varoš.
  • Pivare.
  • Stara Gradiška.
  • Uskoci.
Stara Gradiška
Stara Gradiška
Location of Stara Gradiška in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°15′N 17°25′E
Country Croatia
County Brod-Posavina
  MayorVelimir Paušić[1]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)


The first word in the name means Old, and there's also a New Gradiška nearby, the city of Nova Gradiška.


Until 1918, ALT-GRADISKA was part of the Austrian monarchy (Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia after the compromise of 1867), in the Croatia-Slavonia Military Border District. The post-office was opened in 1859.[3]

In the late 19th and early 20th century, Stara Gradiška was part of the Požega County of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia.

The town is well known for the Stara Gradiška prison and Stara Gradiška concentration camp. The municipality is home to the cultural organization KUD Posavina.[4] It celebrates the feast of St. Michael as its municipal day.[5] Stara Gradiška is underdeveloped municipality which is statistically classified as the First Category Area of Special State Concern by the Government of Croatia.[6]



  1. Općina Stara Gradiška Archived 2008-10-28 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Stara Gradiška". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  3. Handbook of Austria and Lombardy-Venetia Cancellations on the Postage Stamp Issues 1850-1864, by Edwin MUELLER, 1961
  4. KUD Posavina
  6. Lovrinčević, Željko; Davor, Mikulić; Budak, Jelena (June 2004). "AREAS OF SPECIAL STATE CONCERN IN CROATIA- REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIFFERENCES AND THE DEMOGRAPHIC AND EDUCATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS". Ekonomski pregled, Vol.55 No.5-6. Archived from the original on 2018-08-18. Retrieved 25 August 2018.

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