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Grad Vrbovsko
Town of Vrbovsko
Church in Vrbovsko
Church in Vrbovsko
Vrbovsko is located in Croatia
Location of Vrbovsko in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°22′30″N 15°04′44″E / 45.375°N 15.079°E / 45.375; 15.079Coordinates: 45°22′30″N 15°04′44″E / 45.375°N 15.079°E / 45.375; 15.079
Country Croatia
CountyFlag of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County.png Primorje-Gorski Kotar
 • MayorDražen Mufić
 • Total6,047
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Area code(s)051
Vehicle registrationRI
WebsiteGrad Vrbovsko

Vrbovsko (Serbian Cyrillic: Врбовско[1]) is a town in western Croatia, situated at the far east of the mountainous region of Gorski Kotar in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County; on its 280 square kilometers area, Vrbovsko features 60 settlements and a total of 5,076 inhabitants. The town of Vrbovsko itself has a population of 1,673.[2]


In 2011, 60.1% of the population were Croats and 35.2% were Serbs.[3]

The list of settlements in the municipality of Vrbovsko is:[2]


In the north, river Kupa separates Vrbovsko from adjoining Slovenia, while the eastern border follows the line of Zdihovo, Liplje and Bosiljevo settlements and cuts through the river Dobra valley near Ljubošina. The western border starts at the Kupa gorge at Radočaj, goes around Razdrto and passes over the railway tracks between Koritnik Veliki and Palež, continues to Lužac and ends in Sušica-Jablan area. The southern border is the highest in its relief characteristics – it runs along mountain peaks at an altitude of 1000 meters or higher. Debela Kosa (1169 m), Bukovica (1253 m), Bijela kosa (1289 m), Mirkovica (1283 m), and Smolnik (1219 m) peaks are especially distinguishable by their beauty, forests and height. Towards the east, the border continues over Kozarice and Lombarda passes, and ends in the river Dobra valley, thus rounding off Vrbovsko area.

The geographical position of Vrbovsko that places it along the transit lines halfway between Zagreb and Rijeka is of extreme importance. Good rail and highway connections provide for quick access to Vrbovsko.


  1. ^ Government of Croatia (October 2013). "Peto izvješće Republike Hrvatske o primjeni Europske povelje o regionalnim ili manjinskim jezicima" (PDF) (in Croatian). Council of Europe. p. 36. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Vrbovsko". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  3. ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Primorje-Gorski kotar". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.

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