Cetina, Croatia

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Цетина (Serbian)[1]
Cetina is located in Croatia
Location of Cetina in Croatia
Coordinates: 43°57′N 16°25′E / 43.950°N 16.417°E / 43.950; 16.417
Country Croatia
County Šibenik-Knin
Municipality Civljane
 • Total 50.98 km2 (19.68 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 195
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website www.civljane.hr

Cetina (Serbian Cyrillic: Цетина)[1] is a small village which is a part of Civljane municipality in Šibenik-Knin County, Croatia, with 195 inhabitants.


Located in inland Dalmatia, north from the town of Vrlika, on the route between towns of Knin and Vrlika, Cetina village spread on 50.98 km2, on the field near the spring of river Cetina, on altitude of approximately 380 m, just under south base of mountain Dinara. Parts of a settlement are hamlets: Dolac nad Lukovačom, Dražica u Lukovači, Jarčište, Lukovača, Nad Glavicom, Nad Lukovačom, Njiva u Lukovači, Podić, Podunište, Sjenokos, Unište, Vaganac and Ždrilo.


In the 9th century, probably during the time of Duke Branimir of Croatia, the old Croatian Church of Holy Salvation (Crkva Sv. Spasa) was built in the village.[3] It is one of the oldest and best preserved monuments of the early Croatian sacral architecture.[4]

The Serbian Orthodox Church of Holy Salvation (Hram Vaznesenja) was built in 1940 by Marko Četnik and his wife Jelena on the spring of river Cetina. The church was rebuilt in 1974.

Demographic history[edit]

  • 1857: 606 inhabitants.
  • 1921: 981 inhabitants.
  • 1961: 1146 inhabitants.
  • 1971: 1100 inhabitants.
  • 1981: 951 inhabitants.
  • 1991: 853 inhabitants; Serbs - 793, Croats - 41, Yugoslavs - 2, Others and Unknown - 17.
  • 2001: 123 inhabitants.[5]
  • 2011: 195 inhabitants.[2]


  1. ^ a b Government of Croatia (October 2013). "Peto izvješće Republike Hrvatske o primjeni Europske povelje o regionalnim ili manjinskim jezicima" (PDF) (in Croatian). Council of Europe. p. 36. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Cetina". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 
  3. ^ Jurković 1995, p. 78: "They were built in the following order: Lopuška glavica and Žažvić in the mid century, St. Saviour at Cetina and St. Cecilia during the reign of prince Branimir, followed by St. Stjepan at Otok built before the year of 976."
  4. ^ Jurković 1995, p. 55.
  5. ^ http://www.dzs.hr/hrv/censuses/census2001/Popis/H01_01_03/h01_01_03_zup15-0515.html


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Coordinates: 43°57′N 16°25′E / 43.950°N 16.417°E / 43.950; 16.417