Marija Gorica is a municipality in western Zagreb County of Croatia on the border with Slovenia. According to the 2001 census, there are 2,089 inhabitants, the absolute majority are Croats.
This municipality is named after Virgin Mary, who is worshiped here. Marija is a Croatian form of the name Mary, while Gorica means "hill". Fossilized teeth of the extinct proboscid Deinotherium were found in Marija Gorica.
In Marija Gorica Croatian writer Ante Kovačić went to school. This school is today named after him. The mayor is Marica Jančić, who was born in Žlebec Gorički.