Lika-Senj County

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Lika-Senj County
Ličko-senjska županija
County
Coat of arms of Lika-Senj County
Coat of arms
Lika-Senj County (light orange) within Croatia (light yellow)
Lika-Senj County (light orange)
within Croatia (light yellow)
County seat Gospić
Government
 • Župan Milan Kolić (HDZ)
Area[1]
 • Total 5,353 km2 (2,067 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 50,927
 • Density 9.5/km2 (25/sq mi)
Area code 053
ISO 3166 code HR-09
Website http://www.licko-senjska.hr/

Lika-Senj County[pronunciation?] (Croatian: Ličko-senjska županija) is a county in Croatia that includes most of the Lika region and some northern coastline of the Adriatic near the town of Senj, including the northern part of the Pag island. Its center is Gospić.

The county is the least populated and among the least prosperous ones, but on the other hand it is the largest county in the country by area and also includes the Plitvice Lakes National Park and Sjeverni (North) Velebit National Park, country's major tourist attractions.

Geography[edit]

The county has a total area of 5353 km2.

Administrative division[edit]

Lika-Senj County is administratively subdivided into 13 units of local government:

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations of Lika-Senj County
Year Pop. ±%
1857 155,467 —    
1869 165,692 +6.6%
1880 155,382 −6.2%
1890 170,084 +9.5%
1900 186,871 +9.9%
1910 182,392 −2.4%
1921 177,055 −2.9%
1931 172,735 −2.4%
Year Pop. ±%
1948 130,855 −24.2%
1953 125,677 −4.0%
1961 118,329 −5.8%
1971 106,433 −10.1%
1981 90,836 −14.7%
1991 85,135 −6.3%
2001 53,677 −37.0%
2011 50,927 −5.1%
Source: Naselja i stanovništvo Republike Hrvatske 1857–2001, Croatian Bureau of Statistics, Zagreb, 2005

Since the early 20th century the county's population has been shrinking. As of the 2011 census, the county had 50,927 residents. The population density is 9.5/km².

Ethnic Croats form the majority with 84.15% of the population, followed by Serbs at 13.65%.[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) (Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics) 45: 56. ISSN 1334-0638. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: County of Lika-Senj". 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: 44°42′25″N 15°10′26″E / 44.707°N 15.174°E / 44.707; 15.174