Poles of Croatia

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Poles of Croatia
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Zagreb 166[1]
Croatian, Polish
Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
Czechs, Slovaks

Poles of Croatia (Croatian: Poljaci u Hrvatskoj; Polish: Polacy w Chorwacji) are one of 22 national minorities in Croatia. According to the 2011 Census, there were 672 Poles living in Croatia, of which most lived in Zagreb.[1]

Croatian Poles have established two cultural societies, the Polish Cultural Association "Mikolaj Kopernik" that also includes the vocal and dance ensembles in Zagreb and the Polish Cultual Association "Fryderyk Chopin" in Rijeka.

Historical numbers[edit]

Official name of Croatia Year Number
- 1931 4,103
 PR Croatia 1948 27,8301
1953 1,575
1961 1,151
 SR Croatia 1971 819
1981 758
 Republic of Croatia 1991 679
2001 567
^1 In the 1948 census the Poles were amongst the "others"
(Central Bureau of Statistics)[2]

Famous Polish and Polish origin people in Croatia[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Population by ethnicity, by towns/municipalities, census 2001". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Population of Croatia 1931-2001". Vojska.net. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  3. ^ [1] Mladen Švab, Uzleti jednoga zmaja: U povodu 50. godišnjice smrti i 110. obljetnice objelodanjivanja prvenca Emilij Laszowski (November 28, 1949–November 28, 1999), Vijenac, br. 150., December 1999., taken September 22, 2012
  4. ^ List of members of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, List of members of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
  5. ^ Četiri duhovna zvanja iz jedne obitelji, Stupnički Kuti (hr)