Karlovac County

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Karlovac County
Karlovačka županija
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Coat of arms of Karlovac County
Karlovac County within Croatia
Karlovac County within Croatia
County seatKarlovac
 • ŽupanMartina Furdek-Hajdin (HDZ)
 • Total3,626 km2 (1,400 sq mi)
 • Total128,899
 • Density36/km2 (92/sq mi)
Area code047
ISO 3166 codeHR-04
HDI (2019)0.823[3]
very high · 11th

Karlovac County (Croatian: Karlovačka županija) is a county in central Croatia, with the administrative center in Karlovac.

The city of Karlovac is a fort from the times of the Military Frontier. It was built as a six-side star fort in the 16th century at the point of confluence of four rivers. The town blossomed in the 18th and 19th century after being made a free town, with the development of roads between Pannonian plains to the seaside, and waterways along the Kupa river. The city is making use of its crucial geostrategic point in Croatia.

The county itself extends towards the north to the water springs of Jamnica, and towards the south all the way down to the mountainous regions of Gorski Kotar and Lika, in particular to the Bjelolasica mountain which features the largest winter sport recreation center in the country.

Administrative division[edit]

Karlovac County is divided:


Population pyramid of Karlovac County per 2011 Census.
Historical populations of Karlovac County
1857 165,697—    
1869 175,170+5.7%
1880 172,220−1.7%
1890 188,904+9.7%
1900 194,294+2.9%
1910 197,959+1.9%
1921 188,824−4.6%
1931 213,633+13.1%
1948 194,643−8.9%
1953 201,748+3.7%
1961 202,431+0.3%
1971 195,096−3.6%
1981 186,169−4.6%
1991 184,577−0.9%
2001 141,787−23.2%
2011 128,899−9.1%
Source: Naselja i stanovništvo Republike Hrvatske 1857–2001, Croatian Bureau of Statistics, Zagreb, 2005

As of the 2011 census, the county had 128,899 residents. The population density is 36 people per km².

Ethnic Croats form the majority with 86.1% of the population, followed by Serbs at 10.4%.[4]

Population change 1857-2011[5]

County government[edit]

The current Prefect of Karlovac County is Martina Furdek-Hajdin (HDZ).[6]

The county assembly is composed of 37 representatives from the following political parties:

Political party Seats won Government
Croatian Democratic Union
20 / 37
Social Democratic Party of Croatia
8 / 37
Homeland Movement
4 / 37
We Can!
2 / 37
Croatian Social Liberal Party
1 / 37
New Left
1 / 37

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ostroški, Ljiljana, ed. (December 2015). Statistički ljetopis Republike Hrvatske 2015 [Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia 2015] (PDF). Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia (in Croatian and English). Volume 47. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. p. 62. ISSN 1333-3305. Retrieved 27 December 2015. |volume= has extra text (help)
  2. ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  3. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2021-07-19.
  4. ^ "Stanovništvo prema narodnosti po gradovima/općinama, Popis 2011". Croatian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  5. ^ Naselja i stanovništvo Republike Hrvatske 1857.-2001., www.dzs.hr
  6. ^ "Županica".

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°29′35″N 15°33′21″E / 45.49306°N 15.55583°E / 45.49306; 15.55583