January 27, 2010 by  
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Čakovec town is located in North Croatia, it is the center of Međimurje County with a population of 16 thousand and double the number with its suburban areas.

The name of the town originates from the 13th century when Count Dmitar Čak erected a wooden defensive fort (known as the Čak Tower). A more significant economic and cultural rise began in mid-16th century when the town came into possession of the Zrinski family. During that era, when the town defended against the Turks, it was transformed into a modern renaissance fort with a luxurious palace. Read more