Daruvar (Hungarian Daruvar, Hungarian Darowar, latin aqua Balissae ) is a town in Croatian Slavonia. With the incorporated villages Daruvar vineyards, Doljani, Donji Daruvar, Gornji Daruvar, Lipovac Majur, Ljudevit Selo, Markovac and Vrbovac the population is 11,633 inhabitants, the core city itself counts 8,567 inhabitants. The area is 64 km ².


The current name carries the small town it since the year 1771st

Daruvar is located in an area with a long history of settlement. The valley in which the town and therapeutic spa are was populated by archaeological evidence already in the Stone Age.

Greek and Roman writers wrote about the panonisch - Celtic tribes who inhabited these areas, and called them Jazi ( Iassioi or Iasi ), which means "Healing ". When the Romans penetrated into Pannonia, were the Jazyges allies of the Emperor Augustus.

In 1837 the city was declared by Emperor Ferdinand I. to his city. In 1895 the place is described as a market and spa town in the Croatian- Slavonian county Požega, on the railway line Barcs - Pakrácz, with three churches, a castle, district court, marble quarries and (1890) 1663 inhabitants. The spa, called today Daruvarske Toplice, then had five known in Roman times as Thermae Jasornenses sources ( 42-46 degrees).

Vital statistics

  • Number of births in 2004: 86
  • Nationalities ( Census 2011): In and around the city live Czech and Serbian minorities with the Croats. Croats: 7129 to 61.28 %
  • Czechs: 2485 to 21.36 %
  • Serbs: 1429 to 12.28 %
  • Other: 590 to 5.07 %


  • Annual average temperature: 11.3 ° C
  • Annual average precipitation: 640.6 mm
  • Average temperature of the warm spring: 39.2 ° to 47.5 ° C
  • Distance to the capital Zagreb: 130 km
  • Distance to Osijek: 140 km
  • Distance to the Adriatic coast: 300 km


  • David Frankfurter (1909-1982), made ​​famous by the assassination of Wilhelm Gustloff
  • Milivoj Asner (1913-2011), was a former police chief of the Ustasha regime and suspected war criminals.