Brod Moravice railway station
Municipal territory, shown in red, within Croatia
|• Mayor||Dragutin Crnković|
|• Total||24 sq mi (62 km2)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Brod Moravice is a municipality in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County in western Croatia. There are 985 inhabitants, with 96% Croats and 4% Italians. It is the smallest municipality, as for population, and oldest one in its county.
Brod Moravice was first mentioned in 1260. The rural municipality was founded in the 14th century. Throughout history, it has also been known as Moravice, Gornje Moravice, Turanj and Brodske Moravice.
During the 15th and 16th centuries, the municipality was the subject of numerous Turkish raids.
The municipality, part of the historic and geographic large region of the Littoral, is located in the mountain range close to Croatian borders with Slovenia. It dists 65 km from Karlovac, 71 from Rijeka, 114 from Zagreb, 104 from Ljubljana and 144 from Trieste.
The municipality is divided into 38 localities, included the town of Brod Moravice itself. The population, as of 2011, is shown under brackets:
Brod Moravice is crossed by the state road D3 and the nearest motorway is the A6 (nearest exit is the n.3 "Ravna Gora"). As for railways, it counts a station on the line Rijeka-Ogulin-Karlovac-Zagreb.
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