About Us

Lekenik muncipality is combined with plains and hills, with area of 22468 ha north - west from the city of Sisak. It consists of 18 villages with 6220 people according to 2001 census.

Lekenik itself falls into category of strongly urbanised villages which is evident from it's functional and economic role.

Together with another five villages Lekenik developed on main traffic road Zagreb - Petrinja - Hrvatska Kostajnica (state road D30), three villages are placed on Vukomeričke Gorice hills and other villages are next to river Kupa on Karlovac - Sisak - Popovača road (next to state road D36).

Most of the Lekenik muncipality is covered by forests of oak, beech, hornbeam and other types of trees. Vuklomeričke Gorice are main weekend village, with forests-covered foothills abundant with small and tall game and wineyards with recently developed wine production.

There are two beauties flowing through our municpality. River Kupa makes natural border between muncipality of Lekenik and cities of Petrinja and Glina. River Odra makes natural border with muncipality of Martinska Ves. Both are excellent for fishing.

Today entire muncipality of Lekenik stands out with it's economical, cultural, sports, social and educational development.

With our potentials we count on deserved place among developed areas of Sisak and Moslavina county when enterprising zones D1 and D2 develop. Traffic connection is one of the main conditions for growth since we are half-way between cities od Zagreb and Sisak

Muncipality of Lekenik goes way back in history, and is mentioned as early as 1217 when king of Hungary and Croatia Andrija 2nd presents Lekenik as a deed to some Egidio, confirming his ownership over this area. Name of the place is mentioned through mid-ages in several forms: Quiquinik, Lihcinnihc, Lekanucz, Lakynyk, Lebenyck, but mostly as Lekenik. We can deduce that the name Lekenik came from the name for plant Leken (Nymphaea alba; nenuphar).

It's historicly important that col. Josip Jelačić was in Lekenik when he got the news that he was appointed as a ban (governor).

There is also the first Croatian SOS Children's village built in Lekenik, populated by about a hundred of chidren without parents or proper parental care.

Touristic specialities of our muncipality are beauty of the nature through all four seasons, hunting, fishing and bathing potentials, peculiar wooden architecture, wealth of traditional customs, gastronomical and enological offer.

Muncipality of Lekenik Tourist Board is an assotiation of private persons and legal entities in a fields of hospitality and tourism. President of Tourist board is Božidar Antolec, with members: Ana Perović, Zoran Gregurić, Božidar Škofač, Željko Dumbović, Jurice Belle, Ljubica Smolković, Marko Cvitkušić and Ante Brnić.

Tourist board is a promoter and organiser of many tourist and social activites. In summer with Letovanić Assotiation we organise touristic manifestation "Letovanić, village of old sports". We organise Children Masked ball, Art Colony, Wine exhibition, etc.

If you should come to our munipality, we reccomend a visit to Etno collection Škofač in Letovanić, largest private collection of traditional items in Croatia owned by Božida Škofač.

There is also a Gardening centre Kaktusi Bešlić in Žažina where you can take a look at the largest collection of suculent herbs in Croatia and see secrets of distant herbal worlds hidden deep in deserts of America, Africa and rain--forests og Madagascar.

You love traditional architecture, cultural and sacral heritage? Than you must see preserved wooden chapells from 17th and 18th century in Vukomeričke Gorice, Letovanić, L. Poljana, Stari Brod and Vrh Letovanički.

If you decide to visit any of our attractions, ask for any informations you might need.