Investment Guide

Osijek-Baranja County

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Advantages of Eastern Croatia’s geographic position became apparent only after modern motorways were built, those motorways made the region important in wider national and international settings. Main natural traffic routes of the Eastern Croatian plain:

A) A base for all total, internal, external origin-destination and transit traffic demand:

I) Longitudinal;

1. Sava region route,

2. Drava region route,

II) Meridian or transversal;

3. Virovitica – Okučani route,

4. Miholjac – Brod route,

5. Osijek – Đakovo route,

6. Osijek – Županja route,

III) Combined by area orientation;

7. Danube Region route,


B) A base for internal traffic demand and connection combinations of external flows:

IV) system of diagonal routes 8

The mentioned routes are shown on the no. 1 chart.

Traffic and geostrategic position of the Osijek – Baranja County are greatly determined by the Drava and Danube region corridors, that pass through its territory, and the Sava region corridor’s proximity greatly affects the traffic routes of the County.  The development of the Danube region corridor and the eastern urban area has been marked as very significant for balanced development of Croatia by the Physical Planning Strategy for the Republic of Croatia.

In accordance with the strategic, Adriatic orientation of future development of the Republic of Croatia, Eastern Croatia has great importance considering that it connects the Danube region with the Adriatic, via Zagreb and Karlovac to Rijeka, or through Bosnia and Herzegovina to Ploče. 


Danube region route: