Donje Dubrave

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Donje Dubrave is a village in Karlovac County, Croatia. It is located in the municipality of Ogulin on the old Josephine Road connecting Duga Resa and Senj. The Rijeka-Zagreb railway passes through the village. It has 250 inhabitants, most of them working on the railway in the nearby cities of Ogulin (about 25 km) and Karlovac (about 30 km away). There is an elementary school in the village that was attended by five students until a few years ago. The school is currently closed and the students attend school in Ogulin and Generalski Stol.

History[edit]

Donje Dubrave was first mentioned in 1658. It was settled by Orthodox immigrants from Bosnia, which was under Ottoman occupation. The people were very loyal to the Austrian Empire. They were predominantly soldiers defending their new land from Ottoman incursions.

Geography[edit]

Donje Dubrave is in the hilly region of western Kordun. A few kilometers to the east is the Mrežnica River, where there is a Croatian nature park with impressive waterfalls.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011, the village had 199 residents.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Donje Dubrave". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 

Coordinates: 45°19′01″N 15°22′01″E / 45.317°N 15.367°E / 45.317; 15.367