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Croatian Church built in Udbina in honour of the people who died in the Battle of Krbava.
The Udbina municipality within Lika-Senj County
|• Mayor||Ivan Pešut (HDZ)|
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The Krbava field and Udbina itself was the location of a medieval bishopric and the Battle of Krbava field of September 9, 1493, where the Croats under ban Emerik Derenčin (Hungarian: Imre Derencsényi) and the Frankopans suffered one of the major defeats at the hands of the Ottoman Empire. She was managed by Ottomans between 1527-1699 and included at Sanjak of Lika in the Province of Bosnia.
During World War II, Udbina was part of the Independent State of Croatia. In December 1942, the Croatian population was expelled from the town.[full citation needed][dead link] The Catholic Church of St. Nicholas was subsequently destroyed.[dead link]
After the war the population became mostly ethnic Serb. Udbina had a football club named "Krbava".
Udbina was under control of the Serb forces during the Croatian War of Independence (1991-1995). The local airport was used as airbase for offensive operations against Croatia and Bosnia, in direct defiance of NATO's Operation Deny Flight. The airstrip was eventually disabled by a 39 aircraft-strong strike on 21 November 1994.
The Catholic Church has built the Church of Croatian Martyrs in Udbina, to commemorate the town's role in the distant and recent history of the nation: the Battle of Krbava Field in 1493 and the recent war for independence in the 1990s.
According to the 2001 census, of a total of 1,649 residents in the municipality, 51% were Croats and 43% were Serbs. According to the 2011 census, there were 1,874 residents in the municipality, of which 51% Serbs and 45% Croats.
- Breštane, population 5
- Bunić, population 133
- Čojluk, population 11
- Debelo Brdo, population 81
- Donji Mekinjar, population 35
- Frkašić, population 31
- Grabušić, population 66
- Jagodnje, population 32
- Jošan, population 66
- Klašnjica, population 3
- Komić, population 19
- Krbava, population 37
- Kurjak, population 27
- Mutilić, population 41
- Ondić, population 41
- Pećane, population 35
- Podlapača, population 74
- Poljice, population 9
- Rebić, population 23
- Srednja Gora, population 28
- Svračkovo Selo, population 10
- Šalamunić, population 38
- Tolić, population 9
- Udbina, population 984
- Vedašić, population 2
- Visuć, population 69
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- Филијални храм Св. оца Николаја на Удбини (срушен у Другом свјетском рату) (Serbian), Eparchy of upper Karlovac
- Ripley, Tim (2001). Conflict in the Balkans, 1991-2000. Osprey Publishing, pp. 21-24. ISBN 1841762903
- "Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011, First Results by Settlements" (HTML). Statistical Reports (in Croatian and English) (Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics) (1441). June 2011. ISSN 1332-0297. Retrieved 2012-06-19.