Lika-Krbava County

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Lika-Krbava County
Ličko-krbavska županija
Lika-Korbava vármegye
County of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia


Coat of arms of Lika-Krbava County

Coat of arms

Location of Lika-Krbava County
Location of the County (yellow) within the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia (green)
Capital Gospić
44°33′N 15°22′E / 44.550°N 15.367°E / 44.550; 15.367Coordinates: 44°33′N 15°22′E / 44.550°N 15.367°E / 44.550; 15.367
 •  Established 15 July 1881
 •  Treaty of Trianon 4 June 1920
 •  1910 6,211 km2 (2,398 sq mi)
 •  1910 204,710 
Density 33 /km2  (85.4 /sq mi)
Today part of Croatia
Old map of Lika-Krbava County

Lika-Krbava County (Croatian: Ličko-krbavska županija; Serbian: Личко-крбавска жупанија; Hungarian: Lika-Korbava vármegye) was a historic administrative subdivision (županija) of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia. Croatia-Slavonia was an autonomous kingdom within the Lands of the Crown of Saint Stephen (Transleithania), the Hungarian part of the dual Austro-Hungarian Empire. Its territory is now in southwestern Croatia. Lika and Krbava are the names of two valleys in the county (Gospić lies in Lika). The capital of the county was Gospić (Croatian, in Hungarian: Goszpics).


Lika-Krbava county shared borders with the Austrian Kingdom of Dalmatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina and the county of Modruš-Rijeka (also in Croatia-Slavonia). The county has a strip of Adriatic Sea coast. Its area was 6211 km² around 1910.


The territory of the Lika-Krbava County was part of the Kingdom of Croatia when it entered a personal union with the Kingdom of Hungary in 1102, and with it became part of the Habsburg Monarchy in 1526. In 1920, by the Treaty of Trianon the county became part of the newly formed Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later renamed to Yugoslavia). Since 1991, when Croatia became independent from Yugoslavia, the county is part of Croatia.


In 1900, the county had a population of 209,341 people and was composed of the following linguistic communities:[1]


According to the census of 1900, the county was composed of the following religious communities:[2]


In 1910, the county had a population of 204,710 people and was composed of the following linguistic communities:[3]


According to the census of 1910, the county was composed of the following religious communities:[4]



In the early 20th century, the subdivisions of Lika-Krbava County were:

District Capital
Donji Lapac Donji Lapac
Brinje Brinje
Gospić Gospić
Gračac Gračac
Korenica Korenica
Otočac Otočac
Perušić Perušić
Udbina Udbina
Senj Senj
Urban districts


  1. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  2. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  3. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  4. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Retrieved 2012-12-06.