Slovenes of Croatia

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Slovenes of Croatia
Slovenci u Hrvatskoj
Total population
10,517[1]
Languages
Croatian, German
Religion
Roman Catholicism
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Slovenes of Croatia (Croatian: Slovenci Hrvatske, Slovene: Slovenci na Hrvaškem) are one of 22 national minorities in Croatia. According to 2001 census, there were 13,173 Slovenes in Croatia, most who lived in Zagreb.

Slovenes are officially recognized as an autochthonous national minority, and as such, they elect a special representative to the Croatian Parliament, shared with members of four other national minorities.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical[edit]

Official name of Croatia Year Number of Slovenes
Sava Banovina and Littoral Banovina
(later Banovina of Croatia)
1931 37,066
People's Republic of Croatia 1948 38,734
1953 43,482
1961 39,103
Socialist Republic of Croatia 1971 32,497
1981 25,360
Republic of Croatia 1991 22,376
2001 13,173
2011 10,517
(Croatian Bureau of Statistics)[1][3]

2001 Census[edit]

County Number of Slovenes Total percent
City of Zagreb 3,225 0,41%
Primorje-Gorski Kotar 2,883 0,94%
Istria 2,020 0,98%
Split-Dalmatia 746 0,16%
Zagreb 601 0,19%
Varaždin 562 0,30%
Međimurje 522 0,44%
Osijek-Baranja 480 0,15%
Krapina-Zagorje 439 0,31%
Karlovac 340 0,24%
Zadar 267 0,16%
Sisak-Moslavina 181 0,12%
Dubrovnik-Neretva 163 0,13%
Šibenik-Knin 143 0,13%
Koprivnica-Križevci 131 0,11%
Bjelovar-Bilogora 120 0,09%
Brod-Posavina 93 0,05%
Vukovar-Syrmia 92 0,04%
Virovitica-Podravina 67 0,07%
Požega-Slavonia 59 0,07%
Lika-Senj 39 0,07%
Total 13,173 0,3%
(2011 Census) [4]

Culture[edit]

Slovene minority in Croatia has "Central library of Slovenes in Republic of Croatia" in Karlovac.[5]

Associations[edit]

  • Cultural and Educational Society "Slovenski dom", Zagreb
  • Cultural and Educational Society "Slovenski dom Bazovica", Rijeka
  • Slovene Cultural Society "Triglav", Split
  • Society of Slovenes "Dr. France Prešeren", Šibenik
  • Slovene Cultural Society "Lipa", Dubrovnik
  • Slovene Cultural Society "Lipa", Zadar
  • Slovene Cultural Society "Istra", Pula
  • Slovene Cultural and Artistic Society "Snežnik", Lovran
  • Society of Slovenes "Labin", Labin
  • Cultural Society "Slovenski dom Karlovac", Karlovac
  • Slovene Cultural Society "Stanko Vraz", Osijek
  • Slovene Cultural Society "Oljka", Poreč

Notable Slovenes of Croatia[edit]

Notable Slovenes of Croatia and persons with Slovene roots.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stanovništvo prema narodnosti, popisi 1971. - 2011." (in Croatian). Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Pravo pripadnika nacionalnih manjina u Republici Hrvatskoj na zastupljenost u Hrvatskom saboru". Zakon o izborima zastupnika u Hrvatski sabor (in Croatian). Croatian Parliament. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  3. ^ Population of Croatia from 1931 to 2001
  4. ^ Popis stanovništva 2001. godine
  5. ^ Ministarstvo kulture RH Središnje knjižnice nacionalnih manjina

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