Eastern part of continental Croatia, located north of Bosnia and Herzegovina and south of Hungary and between the Sava and Drava Rivers, has been populated ever since the prehistoric times. Picturesque landscapes of endless plains on the west end in the Golden Valley surrounded by gentle hills.
Požega basin is not only the nature, but also its people. This has been witnessed by its history since the earliest times until today. Regardless of the period, the inhabitants of Požega basin have known how to appreciate and use its natural advantages.
The most diverse geological changes had gradually formed the area of Požega basin with Slavonian hills and exceptionally favorable conditions for human life. People have lived, worked and changed the nature in this area for centuries. Archeological findings show that Požega basin was the favorite abode of Illyrians, Celts, Romans, Slavs and other people.
Požega basin is bordered by hills - Psunj (984 m) from the west, Papuk (953 m) and Krndija (792 m) from the north and northeast, Požeška gora (616 m) and Dilj-gora (495 m) from the south, which are divided by the Orljava River valley from the north to the south and this is a natural exit from Požega basin to the Sava River basin. The hillsides of Požega hills turn into an undulated plain – the bottom of Požega basin – an elliptic form about 40 km long from the east to the west and from 15 to 20 km wide from the north to the south. Požega basin takes up 1,249 km².