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Grad Ozalj
Town of Ozalj
Ozalj Castle
Ozalj Castle
Official seal of Ozalj
Ozalj is located in Croatia
Location of Ozalj within Croatia
Coordinates: 45°36′46″N 15°28′40″E / 45.612908°N 15.477718°E / 45.612908; 15.477718
Country Croatia
CountyFlag of Karlovac county.svg Karlovac
 • MayorGordana Lipšinić (HDZ)
 • Total6,817
Time zoneUTC+1 (Central European Time)

Ozalj (Croatian pronunciation: [ôzaʎ], Hungarian: Ozaly, German: Wosail[2] or Woseil[3]) is a town in central Croatia, located north of Karlovac and southwest of Jastrebarsko, on the Kupa River. It is close to Žumberak in the north and the border with Slovenia in the northwest, with Metlika being the closest Slovenian town.


Grave of Slava Raškaj

The town was built on a cliff over the Kupa river and the first mention of it dates from 1244, as a free royal town. The Frankopan family owned it since 1398, then it passed to the Zrinski family in 1550, and it stayed theirs until 1671. The city commemorates 30 April as its day, in memory of the event in 1671 when Petar Zrinski and Fran Krsto Frankopan were executed.

The patron saint of the town is St. Vitus, whose feast is celebrated on 15 June.


Munjara is the old hydroelectric plant. This plant has three 3.5 megawatt generators and was built between 1907 and 1908.


The town of Ozalj itself has a population of 1,181, with a total of 6,817 people in the municipality.[1] 97% of the population are Croats (census 2011).[4]

The administrative area of the Town consists of 96 smaller settlements, the full list of which is:[1]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Ozalj". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  2. ^ Krapf, Franz Philipp. 1844. Handbuch zur Zoll- und Staats-Monopols-Ordnung, vol. 2. Innsbruch: Verlag der Wagner'schen Buchhandlung, p. 242.
  3. ^ Lopašić, Radoslav. 1894. Urbaria lingua croatica conscripta. Hrvatski urbari. Zagreb: U knjižari Jugosl. akademije, p. 308.
  4. ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Karlovac". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.

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