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 ancient name "Marsonia" probably comes from the Proto-Indo-European word *mory (marsh), and the same root is seen in the near-by toponyms such as "Mursa" and "Mariniana".[3][unreliable source?] The city is located 197 kilometres (122 miles) southeast of Zagreb and at an elevation of 96... Find out more →

Slavonski Brod