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Man and the Environment – Occupations on the Drava with an Overview of Sylva
; 5th Primary School Varaždin, Varaždin, Croatia
Fulltext: pdf (470 KB),
Pages 84 - 92
The paper describes the significance of the river Drava in the life of riverside inhabitants. It states the main economic activities related to the Drava, which developed mostly from the 18th to the 20th century. These included the trading of goods, milling, fishing, shipping, barges, goldsmith trade and the use of swamp herbs and forests around the Drava. It also gives a presentation of the development of the town of Varaždin as the most important settlement on the Drava.
river crafts; milling; forest areas; barges; Varaždin; the Drava