Karlovac County

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Karlovac County
Karlovačka županija
Coat of arms of Karlovac County
Coat of arms
Karlovac County (light orange) within Croatia (light yellow)
Karlovac County (light orange)
within Croatia (light yellow)
County seat Karlovac
 • Župan Ivan Vučić (HDZ)
 • Total 3,626 km2 (1,400 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 128,899
 • Density 36/km2 (92/sq mi)
Area code 047
ISO 3166 code HR-04
Website http://www.kazup.hr/

Karlovac County (Croatian: Karlovačka županija) is a county in central Croatia, with the administrative center in Karlovac.

The city of Karlovac is another fort from the times of the Military Frontier. It was built as a six-side star fort in the 16th century at the point of confluence of four rivers.

The town blossomed in the 18th and the 19th century after being made a free town, with the development of roads between Pannonian plains to the seaside, and waterways along the Kupa river. The 20th century wasn't so favourably inclined, but the city's recovering, once again making use of its crucial geostrategic point in Croatia.

The county itself extends towards the north to the water springs of Jamnica, and towards the south all the way down to the mountainous regions of Gorski kotar and Lika, in particular to the Bjelolasica mountain which features the largest winter sport recreation center in the country.


As of the census of 2011, there are 128,899 people and 48,413 households[citation needed] in the county.[2] The population density is 35.5/km2. The ethnic make up of the county is 86.11% Croats, 10.40% Serbs (2011).[2]

In the county the population is spread out with 20.7% under the age of 19, 52.0% from 19 to 60 and 27.3% older than 60 (2001).[citation needed]

Administrative division[edit]

Karlovac county is divided:


  1. ^ Ostroški, Ljiljana, ed. (December 2013). "Statistički ljetopis Republike Hrvatske 2013" [2013 Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia] (PDF). Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia (in Croatian and English) (Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics) 45: 56. ISSN 1334-0638. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 

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Coordinates: 45°29′35″N 15°33′21″E / 45.49306°N 15.55583°E / 45.49306; 15.55583