Bjelovar a town in the Lonja-Ilova basin, in the southern piedmont part of Bilogora. Cultural, administrative and business centre of the Bilo-gora-Moslavina region. Among cultural and historical monuments of this town, built according to physical plans, the most interesting are the Town Museum building, the parish church of St. Theresa with the Historic Archives and the "Preradovi" barracks.
Bjelovar Livestock Exhibition (in September) is the main annual event in the town. Sports grounds and outdoor swimming pools, as well as the surrounding forests (Bilogora) provide various sports and recreational opportunities. The forests are rich in game. There is an abundance of fish in the esma and Plavnica rivers, as well as in the fishponds Siscani, Narta, etc.