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Baljci is located in Croatia
Location of Baljci in Croatia
Coordinates: 43°49′N 16°18′E / 43.817°N 16.300°E / 43.817; 16.300Coordinates: 43°49′N 16°18′E / 43.817°N 16.300°E / 43.817; 16.300
County Šibenik-Knin County
Municipality Ružić
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 2
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Baljci is an uninhabited village in the Dalmatian hinterland, southeast of Knin in the Šibenik-Knin County. Baljci lies underneath the Svilaja mountain and near the source of the river Čikola.


The population of the municipality was 470 in 1991, with 453 (96.38%) declaring themselves Serbs. The village was part of the Drniš municipality before the Yugoslav Wars. As a Serbian village, it became part of the Republic of Serbian Krajina. Since Operation Storm the village of Baljci is uninhabited, with its former residents and their descendants scattered all over the world, with significant concentrations in Serbia, the United Kingdom, and Germany, as well as some in the USA and Australia.


The village krsna slava (Serbian Orthodox patron saint veneration) was that of St. John the Baptist (Jovanjdan), on July 7. The Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. John the Baptist was built in 1730.

A Greek Catholic (Uniate) church of the Eparchy of Križevci was built some time after 1832, but it was burnt down by Chetnik forces in 1942.[2]



Families that lived in the village prior to 1991.