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Krapina

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Krapina (krâpina; Korpona) is a town in northern Croatia and the administrative centre of Krapina-Zagorje County with a population of 4,482 (2011) and a total municipality population of 12,480 (2011). Krapina is located in the hilly Zagorje region of Croatia, approximately away from both Zagreb and Varaždin. The following settlements comprise the Krapina municipality: Bobovje, population 510 Doliće, population 436 Donja Šemnica, population 912 Gornja Pačetina, population 404 Krapina, population 4,471 Lazi Krapinski, population 79 Lepajci, population 391 Mihaljekov Jarek, population 469 Podgora Krapinska, population 565 Polje Krapinsko, population 666 Pretkovec, population 66 Pristava Krapinska, population 214 Strahinje, population 328 Straža Krapinska, population 42 Škarićevo, population 707 Šušelj Brijeg, population 4 Tkalci, population 432 Trški Vrh, population 399 Velika Ves, population 727 Vidovec Krapinski, population 215 Vidovec Petrovski, population 101 Zagora, population 94 Žutnica, population 248 Krapina has been known since 1193. It has always been a favorite site for castles and country houses of Croatian and Hungarian rulers. In the first half of the 15th century, it was an important center of the Counts of Celje, who additionally fortified the town and expanded the nearby castle. Later, it came in the possession of the Keglević family. In the late 19th and early 20th century, Krapina was a district capital in Varaždin County of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia. Krapina Neanderthal site In 1899, on a hill called Hušnjakovo near modern Krapina, the archaeologist and paleontologist Dragutin Gorjanović-Kramberger found over eight hundred fossil remains belonging to Neanderthals. The half-cave in Krapina was soon listed among the world's science localities as a rich fossil finding site, where the largest and richest collection of the Neanderthal man had ever been found. At the site where the Neanderthal remains were discovered there is now a state-of-the-art Neanderthal museum which also includes an extensive section on evolution, making it one of the most interesting evolutionary museums in Europe.
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