|Mayor||Ivan Lokmer (HDZ)|
|Time zone (UTC)||UTC+1 Central European Time|
Brinje is a municipality in Lika-Senj County, Croatia, located about 35 miles from Gospić. According to 2001 census, Brinje had 4,108 inhabitants, out of which 92% were Croats. The municipality is part of Lika.
The town is formed around a castle called Sokolac, which contains one of the most well preserved Gothic chapels in Croatia, St. Marys, which dates back to the 14th century. The Sokolac Castle in the town is named after the Croatian word for falcon (sokol), which appears on the town's coat of arms.
It is some 60 km north of Gospić, on once important road, the "Josephina", passing from the hinterland through the Kapela pass towards the coast in Senj. The new highway that is built brought much needed prosperity to Brinje.
- Brinje - 1,708
- Glibodol - 41
- Jezerane - 375
- Križ Kamenica - 286
- Križpolje - 655
- Letinac - 222
- Lipice - 254
- Prokike - 122
- Rapain Klanac - 10
- Stajnica - 301
- Vodoteč - 98
- Žuta Lokva - 37
Notable natives and residents
- Grahovac-Pražić, Vesna; Vrcić-Mataija, Sanja (2010). "Ojkonimi gospićkog područja" (PDF). Folia onomastica Croatica (in Croatian) (19): 81–96. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
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