Map of the Obrovac municipality within the Zadar County
|• Mayor||Ante Župan (HDZ)|
|Time zone||Central European Time (UTC+1)|
Obrovac (pronounced [ɔbrɔ̌ːʋats]) is a town located in northern Dalmatia, in the Zadar County of Croatia. The Obrovac municipality has a total population of 4,323 people. The town is located in the canyon of the river Zrmanja.
- Bilišane, population 176
- Bogatnik, population 131
- Golubić, population 132
- Gornji Karin, population 1,125
- Kaštel Žegarski, population 135
- Komazeci, population 42
- Krupa, population 127
- Kruševo, population 1,112
- Muškovci, population 100
- Nadvoda, population 170
- Obrovac, population 996
- Zelengrad, population 77
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Obrovac is a town on the Zrmanja River some 11 km from the mouth of the river of the Novigrad sea. Above the town are the ruins of a fortified city. Its tributary Krupa attracts numerous day-trippers, and in recent times, rafting, canoe, and kayak lovers. Not far from the town of Krupa is a monastery with a valuable icon collection. About 2 km (1.24 mi) north-west of the town, along the road heading up to the mountains, lies a huge deserted industrial complex.
The current ethnic majority are Croats with 65.72%, while 31.44% are Serbs. However, before the Croatian military operation Storm in 1995, 86% of population were Serbs. During Operation Storm, the entire population of Obrovac fled before the Croatian Army entered the town. When the Croatian military forces entered the town on the first day of the operation, they found a ghost town. This was recorded by the cameras of the Croatian Radiotelevision reporters, who found a single old man to talk to.
People from Obrovac
Bridge over Zrmanja river
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