Rakovica
Municipality of Rakovica
Općina Rakovica
Rakovica centre
Rakovica
Rakovica
Location of Rakovica in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°01′00″N 15°39′00″E / 45.01667°N 15.65000°E / 45.01667; 15.65000
Country Croatia
RegionContinental Croatia
CountyKarlovac County
MunicipalityRakovica, Croatia
Area
 • Total256.10 km2 (98.88 sq mi)
Elevation
350 m (1,150 ft)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total2,387
 • Density9.3/km2 (24/sq mi)
 • Settlement
310
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal codes
47245
Area code(s)(+385) 47
Websitewww.rakovica.hr
Image of Rakovica municipality within Karlovac County
Image of Rakovica municipality within Karlovac County
Killings of Rakovica. Death of Eugen Kvaternik.
Killings of Rakovica. Death of Eugen Kvaternik.

Rakovica is a village and a municipality in south-central Croatia, in the region of Kordun south of Karlovac and Slunj, and north of the Plitvice Lakes. Rakovica is an underdeveloped municipality which is statistically classified as the First Category Area of Special State Concern by the Government of Croatia.[3]

History

Rakovica achieved some prominence in Croatian history in October 1871, when several members of the Croatian Party of Rights led by Eugen Kvaternik disavowed the official party position advocating a political solution to the issue of Croatia within the Habsburg Monarchy and instead launched a revolt in the village.

Demographics

The total municipality population is 2,387 (2011), while the village itself has 310 residents.[2] According to that census, 94.8% (2,262) are Croats and 3.2% (77) are ethnic Serbs.[4]

Settlements

According to the 2011 census,[2] the municipality or Rakovica consists of the following settlements:

Sights

Due to proximity of Plitvice Lakes, one of the main fields of income is tourism. One of its sights are the Caves of Barać which were reopened for visitors in 2004.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Općine na područjima posebne državne skrbi Republike Hrvatske" (PDF). Croatian Chamber of Economy. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Rakovica". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  3. ^ Lovrinčević, Željko; Davor, Mikulić; Budak, Jelena (June 2004). "AREAS OF SPECIAL STATE CONCERN IN CROATIA- REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIFFERENCES AND THE DEMOGRAPHIC AND EDUCATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS". Ekonomski pregled, Vol.55 No.5-6. Archived from the original on 18 August 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  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.

Coordinates: 45°01′00″N 15°39′00″E / 45.01667°N 15.65000°E / 45.01667; 15.65000