|Municipality of Rakovica|
Location of Rakovica in Croatia
|• Total||256.10 km2 (98.88 sq mi)|
|Elevation||350 m (1,150 ft)|
|• Density||9.3/km2 (24/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Area code(s)||(+385) 47|
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.
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.
The total municipality population is 2,387 (2011), while the village itself has 310 residents. According to that census, 94.8% (2,262) are Croats and 3.2% (77) are ethnic Serbs.
According to the 2011 census, the municipality or Rakovica consists of the following settlements:
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.