Brod Moravice

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Brod Moravice
Municipality
Brod Moravice railway station
Brod Moravice railway station
Municipal territory, shown in red, within Croatia
Municipal territory, shown in red, within Croatia
Brod Moravice is located in Croatia
Brod Moravice
Brod Moravice
Municipal territory, shown in red, within Croatia
Coordinates: 45°27′36″N 14°58′12″E / 45.46000°N 14.97000°E / 45.46000; 14.97000Coordinates: 45°27′36″N 14°58′12″E / 45.46000°N 14.97000°E / 45.46000; 14.97000
Country Croatia
RegionGorski Kotar
CountyPrimorje-Gorski Kotar
Government
 • MayorDragutin Crnković
Area
 • Total24 sq mi (62 km2)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total985
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
WebsiteOfficial website

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.

History[edit]

Brod Moravice was first mentioned in 1260. The rural municipality was founded in the 14th century.[1] Throughout history, it has also been known as Moravice, Gornje Moravice, Turanj and Brodske Moravice.[2]

During the 15th and 16th centuries, the municipality was the subject of numerous Turkish raids.

Geography[edit]

Overview[edit]

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.

Subdivision[edit]

The municipality is divided into 38 localities, included the town of Brod Moravice itself. The population, as of 2011, is shown under brackets:

Main sights[edit]

The municipality counts lot of ancient church buildings.[1] It is also a receptive place for tourism due to its natural environment.[3]

Transport[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Historical infos and pictures
  2. ^ www.tajci.hr. "History Brod Moravice". Brod Moravice | službeni web portal. Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  3. ^ (in Croatian) Tourist infos about Brod Moravice Archived August 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine

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