Hrvatska Dubica

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Hrvatska Dubica
Municipality
Hrvatska Dubica
Hrvatska Dubica
Image of Hrvatska Dubica municipality within the Sisak-Moslavina County
Image of Hrvatska Dubica municipality within the Sisak-Moslavina County
Hrvatska Dubica is located in Croatia
Hrvatska Dubica
Hrvatska Dubica
Location in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°11′21″N 16°47′55″E / 45.189271°N 16.798529°E / 45.189271; 16.798529
Country  Croatia
County Flag of Sisak-Moslavina County.png Sisak-Moslavina County
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2 089
Website Official website

Hrvatska Dubica is a village and a municipality in central Croatia in the Sisak-Moslavina County. It is located on the northern bank of the river Una, east of Hrvatska Kostajnica and southwest of Jasenovac and Novska. The town of Bosanska Dubica lies to the south of the municipality, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Hrvatska Dubica is underdeveloped municipality which is statistically classified as the First Category Area of Special State Concern by the Government of Croatia.[2]


Demographics[edit]

The municipality of Hrvatska Dubica has a population of 2 089 (2011 census), 75.30% (1 573) which are Croats and 22.40% (468) which are Serbs.[3]

Settlements[edit]

Recent history[edit]

During the Croatian War of Independence, Hrvatska Dubica was located in the area contested by Serb rebels. Most of the civilians fled the area during the attacks of the Serbian forces that started in September 1991. These forces were controlled by Milan Martić, and consisted of units of Yugoslav People's Army, Territorial Defence, and the so-called Militia of SAO Krajina. Hrvatska Dubica fell on 17 September 1991.[4] Around 7 October 1991, Serb forces took control of the entire wider area of Hrvatska Kostajnica. Most Croats fled the area or were killed by Serb forces during a subsequent campaign of ethnic cleansing, which included the infamous Baćin massacre.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hrvatska Dubica demographics, dzs.hr; accessed 12 August 2015.
  2. ^ Lovrinčević, Željko; Davor, Mikulić; Budak, Jelena (June 2004). "AREAS OF SPECIAL STATE CONCERN IN CROATIA- REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIFFERENCES AND THE DEMOGRAPHIC AND EDUCATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS". Ekonomski pregled, Vol.55 No.5-6. Retrieved 25 August 2018. 
  3. ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Sisak-Moslavina". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Povijest" [History] (in Croatian). Municipality of Hrvatska Dubica. Archived from the original on 26 December 2010. Retrieved 22 October 2010.