Bukovica, Croatia

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Typical Bukovica landscape: Keglević family castle ruins near Mokro Polje in northeastern Bukovica.

Bukovica is a geographical region in Croatia. It lies in northern Dalmatia, with Lika to the north, Kninska Krajina to the east, and Ravni Kotari to the southwest.[1]

History[edit]

Vlachs were recorded among the inhabitants of the region in 1420. Their basic economic activity was related to transhumant livestock breeding in conjunction with carrying merchants’ goods.[2]

Many Vlachs (also recorded as Morlachs) moved to the Ottoman areas in the Dalmatian hinterland which were occupied by 1573 from Bukovica.[3]

Geography[edit]

Bukovica is a small plateau region about 250 to 300 meters above sea level. The karst landscape covers most of the region up to the Zrmanja valley.

Towns and villages[edit]

Bukovica covers a triangular area between the towns of Benkovac, Obrovac, and Knin. The region includes the municipalities of Jasenice, Ervenik, Kistanje, and Lišane Ostrovičke.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marjanac, Ljerka, and Tihomir Marjanac. "Glacial History of the Croatian Adriatic and Coastal Dinarides." Diss. University of Zagreb, 2004. Quaternary Glaciations: Extent and Chronology (2004): 19. Print.
  2. ^ Mayhew, Tea (2008). Dalmatia Between Ottoman and Venetian Rule: Contado Di Zara, 1645-1718. Viella. p. 188. ISBN 978-88-8334-334-6.
  3. ^ Mayhew, Tea (2008). Dalmatia Between Ottoman and Venetian Rule: Contado Di Zara, 1645-1718. Viella. p. 199. ISBN 978-88-8334-334-6.

Further reading[edit]

Coordinates: 44°08′54″N 15°45′07″E / 44.1483051°N 15.75188061°E / 44.1483051; 15.75188061