Zrin

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Zrin
Zrin is located in Croatia
Zrin
Location of Zrin in Croatia
County Sisak-Moslavina
Latitude 45.192
Longitude 16.369
Mayor  ?
Surface (mi²)  ?
Population
(2001)
12
Time zone (UTC) UTC+1 Central European Time

Zrin (Serbian Cyrillic: Зрин)[1] is a village in Croatia, Sisak-Moslavina county (Dvor Municipality).

In the past it was the seat of the Šubić noble family. Later the family called themselves Zrinski, after Zrin Castle. It was a stronghold of Croatian defense in the Ottoman wars. There are still ruins of Zrin Castle in the village. In World War II the village was burned to the ground. Zrin was a village with a Croatian majority population and the Partisans attacked it in 1943, killing 270 people (mostly civilians) and burned down the old Catholic church of the Holy Cross. After World War II the communist regime relocated the remaining Croatian population to confiscated houses in Slavonia after it had exiled the domicile German population.

In the Croatian War of Independence the place was occupied by the rebel Serb forces and was part of the Republic of Serbian Krajina. In Operation Storm (1995) Zrin was liberated by the Croatian Army. It is inhabited by 12 residents.

Village limits of Zrin; view of the castle

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Coordinates: 45°11′31″N 16°22′08″E / 45.192°N 16.369°E / 45.192; 16.369