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Type Settlement
Usage Croatian
Pronounced Pron. o-see-yehk  [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsHungarian: Eszék, German: Esseg or Essegg, Turkish: Ösek, Latin: Essec

Meaning & History

Osijek is the fourth largest city in Croatia

Its name Osijek comes from the Croatian word oseka which means "ebb tide". The name was given to the city due to its position on elevated ground which prevented the city being flooded by the local swamp waters.
Added 12/2/2018 by Sofia
Edited 2/22/2020 by Mike C