Jasenovac, Sisak-Moslavina County
|• Mayor||Marija Mačković (HDZ)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Jasenovac (Croatian pronunciation: [jasěnoʋat͡s]) is a village and a municipality in Croatian Slavonia, in the southern part of the Sisak-Moslavina County at the confluence of the river Una into Sava. The name means "ash tree" or "ash forest" in Croatian, the area being ringed by such a forest. During the Second World War, it was the site of the Jasenovac concentration camp.
In 1991, the total population was 3,599, Croats made up 2,419 (67.21%), while Serbs were noticeable population with 911 (25.31%). In 2001, the municipality's population was 2,391, composed of 2,179 (91%) Croats and 141 Serbs (5.90%).
In 2011, the total population was 1,997, with 1,807 (90.49%) Croats and 152 Serbs (7.61%).
The municipality of Jasenovac consists of 10 villages:
- Drenov Bok - 143
- Jasenovac - 780
- Košutarica - 282
- Krapje - 179
- Mlaka - 30
- Puska - 321
- Tanac - 167
- Trebež - 77
- Uštica - 214
- Višnjica Uštička - 198
During the Croatian War of Independence, in 1991, Serb forces destroyed the local three-way bridge over the Una and the Sava linking the town to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The area was subsequently mined. The town was taken over by Croatian forces as part of Operation Flash on 1 May 1995.
The municipality is home to the football club NK Jasenovac.
- "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. Retrieved 2013-08-12.
- Predsjednik Vlade na otvorenju mosta u Jasenovcu
- Novi projekt razminiranja u Općini Jasenovac [New de-mining project in the Municipality of Jasenovac], Croatian Mine Action Centre, 23 June 2009.
- Desetljeće rada Narodne knjižnice Jasenovac, Vjesnik
- Jasenovac: Uz "Bljesak" i Dan općine Jasenovca