Union of Croats of Macedonia

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The Union of Croats in Macedonia (Croatian: Zajednica Hrvata u Republici Makedoniji; Macedonian: Заедница на Хрватите во Македонија, Zaednica na Hrvatite vo Makedonija) is the name of an umbrella group which represents the ethnic Croats who live in the Republic of Macedonia.

History[edit]

The Union was founded in 1996.[1] It is headquartered in Skopje, with branches in Bitola, Štip and Ohrid-Struga.[1] The Union has 1,187 members as of 2008,[1] which is approximately 45% of the entire Croat population in the Republic of Macedonia, according to the 2002 census.[2]

In 2005, along with the Croatian Heritage Foundation, the union organised the Week of Croats in Macedonia in Zagreb as part of its annual minority week.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Povijest ZHRM (Croatian)
  2. ^ Hrvatska nacionalna manjina u Makedoniji (Croatian) Archived May 17, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.

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