Glina, Croatia

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Map of Glina municipality within Sisak-Moslavina County
Map of Glina municipality within Sisak-Moslavina County
Glina is located in Croatia
Location of Glina in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°20′N 16°5′E / 45.333°N 16.083°E / 45.333; 16.083Coordinates: 45°20′N 16°5′E / 45.333°N 16.083°E / 45.333; 16.083
Country Croatia
County Sisak-Moslavina County
 • Mayor Milan Bakšić
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 9,283
 • City itself 4,680
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Glina is a small town in central Croatia, located southwest of Petrinja and Sisak in the Sisak-Moslavina County. It lies on the eponymous river of Glina.


Glina was first mentioned as a city in June 1284. Later in September 1737, during the threat of the Turks, the Croatian sabor met in Glina. It was also a post of Ban Jelačić when he became the commander the Military Frontier during the Turkish threat.

During the mid 18th century, Count Ivan Drašković created freemasons' lodges in several Croatian cities, including Glina, where officers and other members shared ideas of the Jacobins from the French Revolution, until Emperor Francis II banned them in 1798.

In the late 19th and early 20th century, Glina was a district capital in the Zagreb County of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia.

During World War II, Glina was part of the Independent State of Croatia established by the Axis powers as a result of the Invasion of Yugoslavia. On 3 August 1941, the ustaše killed over 2000 Serbs, and most of them were killed in the Serbian Orthodox Church in Glina. (See Glina massacre.)

During the Croatian War of Independence, from 1991–95, Glina was a town in the unrecognised Republic of Serbian Krajina. Thousands of Croats fled the region and many were killed. On August 6, 1995 Glina became a fully functioning part of Croatia itself after Operation Storm. At the same time, the majority of the Serbs were expelled.


Population by ethnicity
Year of census total Croats Serbs
1961 27,474 9,152 (33.31%) 18,388 (66.93%)
1971 28,336 10,785 (38.06%) 16,936 (59.77%)
1981 25,079 8,961 (35.73%) 14,223 (56.71%)
1991 23,040 8,041 (34,90%) 13,975 (60.65%)
2001 9,868 6,712 (68%) 2,829 (29%)

In some censa, people listed themselves as Yugoslavs (not Serbs or Croats).


The settlements part of the administrative area of Glina, total population 9,283 (census 2011),[1] include:

Notable people from Glina[edit]


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

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