Kultúrno historické a prírodne dedičstvo Slavónie

Title: Kultúrno historické a prírodne dedičstvo Slavónie
Source document: Porta Balkanica. 2012, vol. 4, iss. 1-2, pp. [32]-39
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The root of the word Slavonia is the name "Slav". Historically, the region was reffered to as Slavonia, the land of the Slavs. The area is divided into five counties, with total population of 891 259 (2001 census). Slavonians are very familiar in that part of the Europe because of their traditional food. Slavonia significantly contributed to culture of Croatia as a whole, both through works of artists and through patrons of arts. Slavonia is a distinct region of Croatia in terms of ethnological factors in traditional music. It is a region where traditional culture is preserved through folklore festivals. Typical traditional music instruments belong to tamburica and bagpipes family. Slavonia is one of Croatian winemaking sub-regions, a part of its continental winegrowing region. The best known winegrowing areas of Slavonia are centered on Djakovo, Ilok and Kutjevo, where Graševina grapes are predominant, but other cultivars are increasingly present.