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Church of Croatian Martyrs
Čavoglave is located in Croatia
Coordinates: 43°47′01″N 16°20′14″E / 43.78361°N 16.33722°E / 43.78361; 16.33722
Country  Croatia
County Šibenik-Knin County
Municipality Ružić
Elevation 1,380 ft (420 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 199
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Čavoglave is a Croatian settlement (or naselje), part of the Ružić municipality of the Šibenik-Knin region of Dalmatia.

Although small (according to the 2001 census, it has just 199 inhabitants[1]), it is widely known by Croats from the 1991 song "Bojna-Čavoglave", by Thompson, a popular patriotic song from the Croatian War of Independence.[citation needed]

Čavoglave is also the birthplace of Marko Perković, the band's leader, songwriter and vocalist. He built a "Church of Croatian Martyrs" there at his own expense, dedicated to Croatian soldiers and civilians who died during the war. There is an annual fund raising concert in honor of Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day in Čavoglave. Although the village is not usually a tourist destination, thousands of spectators visit the concert every year.[2]


  1. ^ "Population by sex and age, by settlements, census 2001 (Ružić)". Republic of Croatia Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 7 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "Thompson opet blizu "magične" brojke od 100 tisuća posjetitelja". Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian). 5 August 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 

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Coordinates: 43°47′N 16°20′E / 43.783°N 16.333°E / 43.783; 16.333