Bosniaks of Croatia

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Bosniaks of Croatia
Natpis dubrovačkog Vijeća bošnjačke nacionalne manjine.JPG
Bosniak National Minority Council in Dubrovnik
Total population
Predominantly Sunni Islam
Related ethnic groups
Other Slavic peoples, especially South Slavs
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Bosniaks of Croatia are one of the ethnic minorities of the Republic of Croatia. In the 2011 census, there were 31,479 Bosniaks or 0,73% of the total population, making them the third largest ethnic group in the country.[2] Bosniaks 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.[3] Most Bosniaks live in the capital Zagreb (8,119), Istria County (6,146) and Primorje-Gorski Kotar County (4,877).[2]

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  1. ^ "Stanovništvo prema narodnosti, popisi 1971. - 2011" (in Croatian). Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  3. ^ "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.