Gračac

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Gračac
Town
Gračac 2009.jpg
the Gračac municipality within the Zadar County
the Gračac municipality within the Zadar County
Government
 • Mayor Goran Đekić
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,690
Area code(s) 023 +385
Gračac is located in Croatia
Gračac
Gračac (Croatia)

Gračac (Italian: Graciaz) is a town and a municipality in the southern part of Lika, Croatia. It is located south of Udbina, northeast of Obrovac, northwest of Knin and southeast of Gospić. The municipality is administratively part of the Zadar county.

Settlements[edit]

The total municipality population is 5,033 (census 2011), in the following settlements:[1]

History[edit]

In the late 19th century and early 20th century, Gračac was part of the Lika-Krbava County of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia.

Demographics[edit]

Population by ethnicity
Year of census total Croats Serbs Others
1961 17,586 3,736 (21.24%) 13,670 (77.73%) 180 (1.02%)
1971 14,819 3,107 (20.97%) 11,318 (76.37%) 394 (2.66%)
1981 11,863 2,150 (18.12%) 8,578 (72.31%) 1135 (9.57%)
1991 10,434 1,697 (16.26%) 8,371 (80.22%) 366 (3.51%)
2001 3,923 2,260 (57.61%) 1,523 (38.82%) 140 (3.57%)
2011 4,690 2,528 (53.90%) 2,118 (45.16%) 44 (0.94%)

Note: In some censuses Serbs and Croats listed themselves as Yugoslavs.

Attractions[edit]

The name Gračac is derived from "gradina" which means an old abandoned castle. Near the town there are Lake Štikada and the karst field of Gračac. The Cerovac caves nearby are open for tourists. The town is on the way into the Lika region of Zadar county, and the surroundings offer good hunting game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011, First Results by Settlements" (HTML). Statistical Reports (in Croatian and English) (Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics) (1441). June 2011. ISSN 1332-0297. Retrieved 2011-11-03. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°17′50″N 15°51′00″E / 44.29722°N 15.85000°E / 44.29722; 15.85000