Velika Gorica ( [ ʋɛlika ɡɔritsa ] ) is a medium-sized town in the south of Croatia, Zagreb. It is the informal capital of the Turopolje region. In the Old Slavic Turopolje means " bull " or "field box of the bulls ".
Velika Gorica has 63 517 inhabitants and is often referred to as a suburb of Zagreb. To the north borders the city of Zagreb, south of it is the communities Kravarsko and Pokupsko. The city is home of the football club Radnik ( "workers" ) who has partly heard the first Croatian football league.
The coat of arms of the city is represented by a knight shield on a silver Taurus ( Slavonic: tur, Croatian, bik ), a community house with red roof holds. In the upper left corner there are three six -pointed stars, right above a silver crescent.
The town is first mentioned in 1228 as the site of a church. However, during excavations traces of a hunter-gatherer culture from the Stone Age, as well as a very early agricultural organized group have been found, which might be due to the fertility of the soil.
Velika Gorica is located at the intersection of national roads D 30 ( Zagreb-Petrinja/Sisak ) and D 31 (after Glina in the Banovina ). Under Construction also is the A11 motorway, which essentially follows the route of the D 30 and intended to relieve the towns and villages along the road. It also acts as western bypass of Velika Gorica. The city has two connection points - Velika Gorica Velika Gorica and sjever - jug and a station on the route Zagreb- Sisak, which is, however, outside the city center.
In Velika Gorica is located next to the international airport Zagreb ( Pleso in ) a sports airfield ( Buševec ).
- Igor Bišćan, football player
- Tomislav Butina, football player
- Vladimir Bakaric, politicians
- Ivan Šuker, policy makers