Bjelovar is a town in northern Croatia, located on the southern slopes of Bilogora mountain. It is the center of the Bjelovar-Bilogorska County and one of the younger cities in Croatia, declared a city in 1756 by a decree of Empress Maria Theresa. Affordable accommodation in Bjelovar can be found in private holiday houses and apartments. It is blessed with a mild climate of moderate continental characteristics. The north-eastern side of the city is continued by the Bilogora plateau, 100 to 150 meters above sea level. It is surrounded by the rivers Bjelovacka, Velika, Ciglenska, and Plavnica. Velika is the natural border of Bjelovar and Zagreb counties. The distance from Zagreb is 80-something kilometers. A holiday house in Bjelovar means discovering magical mountain areas and enjoying local gastronomy that preserves the long tradition of cattle breeding, and milk and cheese production. The area of Bjelovar was inhabited as early as the younger Stone Age, but the town developed in the Middle Ages by the grouping of numerous noble and church estates. Bjelovar was built according to plan with a regular square structure in the center of the city. It is full of greenery, which is enjoyed by the guests of about 40,000 Bjelovar residents.