Slavonski Brod


Slavonski Brod (pronounced [slǎv̞ɔ̝ːnskiː brɔ̝̂ːd]) is a city in eastern Croatia, with a population of 59,000 in 2011.[1] Located in the region of Slavonia, it is the centre of Brod-Posavina County and a river port on the Sava river. Although brod means 'ship' in modern Croatian, the city's name bears witness to an older meaning - 'water crossing', 'ford'. Among the names historically in use: Marsonia in the Roman Empire, Brood (in Slavonien)[2] in the German speaking Austrian period, Brod na Savi after 1934. The city is located 197 kilometres (122 miles) southeast of Zagreb and at an elevation of 96 metres (315 feet). It developed at the strategically important crossing over the Sava river toward Brod in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Bosnian city was called Bosanski Brod until 2009. Slavonski Brod is an important intersectio... Find out more →

Slavonski Brod