Natural and geographic features

The City of Vinkovci is located in the furthermost northeast of Croatia, between rivers Danube and Sava, situated along the river Bosut. The City and its environs are positioned at 78-125 metres above sea-level, covering the area of 102,805 hectares, of which 60,623 are arable lands, and 29,149 hectares are predominantly oak and ash forests, with mild continental climate.

It extends along the Bosut valley, the highway and the railway, which connect the Western Europe with the Far East, and the Middle Europe with the exit to the Adriatic sea. The City has significant and high-quality natural resources as well as developed infrastructure, and it is through this that one may notice that it is an economically and strategically important part of Croatia. All of this resulted in the traditional agricultural/cattle-raising production and developed forestry, the development of industry and trade, and lastly, a very rich traditional culture. The City of Vinkovci boasts much and diverse international cooperation. The beginning of the international cooperation dates from the period of the former Municipality of Vinkovci, before the War of Independence, when the relations with the Ohrid Municipality were established and maintained. The period of a more intensive development of international cooperation began during the War of Independence, when the City of Vinkovci was aided by many friends from abroad, through various humanitarian actions.

Following the end of the destructions of war and the War of Independence itself, the cooperation between the City of Vinkovci and the cities Camponogara in Italy and Kenzingen in Germany was formalized through the signing of a cooperation treaty. A very intensive and excellent cooperation with the City of Široki Brijeg in Bosnia and Herzegovina is maintained. Additionally, in recent years the international cooperation has been established with neighbours from Hungary, the Budapest district - Kobanaya.