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Vinkovci ( Français: Vinkovci, Russian: Винковцы, Spanish: Vinkovci, Deutsch: Vinkovci) is a city in Croatia, situated in the Vukovarsko-Srijemska Županija region. According to the latest census, the city population is about 33314 inhabitants. Geographical coordinates of Vinkovci (WGS84): (lat.): 45° 17' 18" N ( 45.2883 ), (long.): 18° 48' 17" E ( 18.8047 ). Interested in Vinkovci’s history, and other interesting facts? Learn more about the city’s history and culture from Wikipedia article about Vinkovci.

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    Vinkovci (pronounced [ʋîːŋkoːʋtsi]) is a city in Slavonia, in the Vukovar-Srijem County in eastern Croatia. In the 2011 census, the total population of the city was 35,312, making it the largest town of the county. Surrounded by many large villages, it is a local transport hub, particularly because of its railways.


    The name Vinkovci is supposed to come from the common Croatian personal name Vinko. It was called Cibalae in antiquity. There are several proposed etymologies for Cibalae. Those who advocate that Illyrian was a satem language generally advocate that it comes from Proto-Indo-European *ghebhel (head), in the sense "hill". Those who advocate the theory that Illyrian was a centum language generally advocate that it comes from Proto-Indo-European words *kjey (house) and *bel (strong), so that it means "strong house".


    The area around Vinkovci (German: Winkowitz, Hungarian: Vinkovce, Latin: Colonia Aurelia Cibalae, Ancient Greek: Κιβέλαι Kibelae) has been continually inhabited since the Neolithic period. It was made a municipium (the Roman name for town or city) under Hadrian and gained the status of Colonia Aurelia Cibalae during the reign of emperor Caracalla. It was the birthplace of Roman emperors Valentinian I and Valens. The Roman thermal bath is still preserved underground, along with several other Roman buildings located near the center of today's Vinkovci. The 4th century Battle of Cibalae, between the armies of Constantine the Great and Licinius, was fought nearby.

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