Žabnik, Međimurje County

Žabnik is a village in northern Croatia, part of the Sveti Martin na Muri municipality within Međimurje County.

Žabnik
Village
Watermill on river Mur
Watermill on river Mur
Žabnik is located in Croatia
Žabnik
Žabnik
Location of Žabnik in Croatia
Coordinates: 46°31′32″N 16°22′34″E / 46.52556°N 16.37611°E / 46.52556; 16.37611Coordinates: 46°31′32″N 16°22′34″E / 46.52556°N 16.37611°E / 46.52556; 16.37611
CountryCroatia
CountyMeđimurje County
MunicipalitySveti Martin na Muri
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total372
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

HistoryEdit

Žabnik is first time mentioned in charter issued in year 1478 as Sabnyk.[2]

GeographyEdit

Žabnik is located in part of Međimurje called Gornje Međimurje. Village is about 18 kilometres north from Čakovec, and some 110 kilometres north of Zagreb.

Settlement is situated in the alluvial plane of river Mur, on rivers right bank. Floodplain of River Mur is part of natural protected area called Regional park Mura-Drava.[3]

Žabnik had a population of 372 in 2011 census.[1]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1921248—    
1931269+8.5%
1948306+13.8%
1953310+1.3%
1961304−1.9%
YearPop.±%
1971355+16.8%
1981361+1.7%
1991368+1.9%
2001377+2.4%
2011372−1.3%
[1][4]

TourismEdit

 
Međimurje Horse stud farm

There is a traditional mill on the river Mur.[5] In Žabnik is also located a small horse stud of endangered autochthonous horse breed called Međimurje horse (Croatian: Međimurski konj).[6]

An oxbow lake called Stara Mura is popular destination for anglers.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Žabnik". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  2. ^ "8143". Hungaricana (in Latin). Retrieved November 29, 2020.
  3. ^ "Regionalni park Mura-Drava" (in Croatian). Međimurska priroda. Retrieved November 26, 2020.
  4. ^ "Naselja i stanovništvo Republike Hrvatske". Croatian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Mlin na Muri" (in Croatian). TZ Sveti Martin na Muri. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
  6. ^ "Prirodna baština" (in Croatian). TZ Sveti Martin na Muri. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
  7. ^ "Športsko ribolovno društvo "ČIKOV"" (in Croatian). Općina Sveti Martin na Muri. Retrieved December 1, 2020.