Gračac

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Gračac
Грачац (Serbian)[1]
Town
Gračac 2009.jpg
Gračac municipality within Zadar County
Gračac municipality within Zadar County
Government
 • Mayor Goran Đekić (SDSS)
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,690
Postal code 23 440
Area code(s) +385(0)23
Gračac is located in Croatia
Gračac
Gračac (Croatia)

Gračac (Serbian Cyrillic: Грачац) is a town and a municipality in the southern part of Lika, Croatia. It is located south of Udbina, northeast of Obrovac, northwest of Knin and southeast of Gospić. The municipality is administratively part of Zadar County.

Settlements[edit]

The total municipality population is 4,690 (census 2011), in the following settlements:[2]

History[edit]

Gračac was ruled by Ottoman Empire between 1527 and 1687 (nominally to 1699) as part of Sanjak of Lika in Bosnia Eyalet before Austrian conquest. In the late 19th century and early 20th century, Gračac was part of the Lika-Krbava County of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia.

Demographics[edit]

Population by ethnicity
Year of census total Croats Serbs Others
1961 17,586 3,736 (21.24%) 13,670 (77.73%) 180 (1.02%)
1971 14,819 3,107 (20.97%) 11,318 (76.37%) 394 (2.66%)
1981 11,863 2,150 (18.12%) 8,578 (72.31%) 1135 (9.57%)
1991 10,434 1,697 (16.26%) 8,371 (80.22%) 366 (3.51%)
2001 3,923 2,260 (57.61%) 1,523 (38.82%) 140 (3.57%)
2011 4,690 2,528 (53.90%) 2,118 (45.16%) 44 (0.94%)

Note: In some censuses Serbs and Croats listed themselves as Yugoslavs.

Attractions[edit]

The name Gračac is derived from "gradina" which means an old abandoned castle. Near the town there are Lake Štikada and the karst field of Gračac. The Cerovac caves nearby are open for tourists. The town is on the way into the Lika region of Zadar county, and the surroundings offer good hunting game.

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°17′50″N 15°51′00″E / 44.29722°N 15.85000°E / 44.29722; 15.85000