Karlovac County

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Karlovac County
Karlovačka županija
County
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
Government
 • Župan Ivan Vučić (HDZ)
Area[1]
 • 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.

Administrative division[edit]

Karlovac county is divided:

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations of Karlovac County
Year Pop. ±%
1857 165,697 —    
1869 175,170 +5.7%
1880 172,220 −1.7%
1890 188,904 +9.7%
1900 194,294 +2.9%
1910 197,959 +1.9%
1921 188,824 −4.6%
1931 213,633 +13.1%
Year Pop. ±%
1948 194,643 −8.9%
1953 201,748 +3.7%
1961 202,431 +0.3%
1971 195,096 −3.6%
1981 186,169 −4.6%
1991 184,577 −0.9%
2001 141,787 −23.2%
2011 128,899 −9.1%
Source: Naselja i stanovništvo Republike Hrvatske 1857–2001, Croatian Bureau of Statistics, Zagreb, 2005

As of the 2011 census, the county had 128,899 residents. The population density is 36 people per km².

Ethnic Croats form the majority with 86.1% of the population, followed by Serbs at 10.4%.[3]

References[edit]

  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) 45. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. p. 56. ISSN 1334-0638. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Stanovništvo prema narodnosti po gradovima/općinama, Popis 2011.". Croatian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 

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