The oldest Neolithic location in this area is in Ždralovi , a suburb of Bjelovar, where, while building a basement for the house of Josip Horvatić, a dugout was found and identified as belonging to the Starčevo culture (5000 – 4300 BC). Finds from Ždralovi belong to a regional subtype of a late variant of the Neolithic culture. It is designated the Ždralovi facies of the Starčevo culture, or the final-stage Starčevo. There are also relics of the Korenovo culture , Sopot culture , Lasinja culture , and the Vučedol culture .
After the drop of the Ottoman Empire domination, Bjelovar (named BELLOWAR before 1850) was part of the Austrian monarchy ( Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia after the compromise of 1867 ), in the Croatian Military Frontier , WARASDIN-KREUTZER Regiment N°V until 1881.
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Source: Bjelovar .
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