The most beautiful medium sized city in Central Europe - Koprivnica. Its name, you guessed it, owed to the plant and to us very often not so beloved - stinging nettle.
KOPRIVNICA - the Slavic name stigmatized our beautiful city for all time. Toponym Koprivnica certainly is the result of growing element in this region was dominant at the time when our ancestors determined geographic names. Specifically, the earliest documents of the 13th Paragraph (1207th year., and 1209.god.) which mention Koprivnica (Quopurnicha), do not talk about the settlement, but the creek Koprivnica which still bears that name. It is assumed that at that time there was a settlement of the same name in the area of today's oldest town, but even then it is not mentioned in the documents. The name "Castrum Kopurnicha," which refers to a fort near Koprivnica, for the first time mentioned in a document Kamengradskog castellans Bogodara in 1272. whatever.
So, nettle has marked our city from its beginnings, whether we like it or not.
Tourist speaking, not acting very promising, but only seemingly. Specifically, they are old Koprivničanci knew Nettle medicinal properties so it was perhaps tip the scales when they ruled gave name to his village. Besides the medicinal properties of nettles are probably our ancestors used in nutritional purposes.
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