Vrbje
Location of Vrbje in Croatia

Vrbje is a village and a municipality in Brod-Posavina County, Croatia. There are 2,215 inhabitants, 99% of whom declare themselves Croats (2011 census).[1]

History

The village of Vrbje was firstly mentioned in 1720.[2] Local Roman Catholic Church of Saint Joseph was mentioned in 1758 at the time when it was still an wooden construction.[2] New baroque style church was erected in period between 1773 and 1789 and its most recent reconstruction took place in 1985 during the time of the Socialist Republic of Croatia.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Slavonski Brod-Posavina". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Škiljan, Filip (2010). Kulturno – historijski spomenici zapadne Slavonije s pregledom povijesti zapadne Slavonije od prapovijesti do 20. stoljeća [Cultural and historical monuments of western Slavonia with an overview of the history of western Slavonia from prehistory to the 20th century] (in Serbian). Zagreb, Croatia: Serb National Council. ISBN 978-953-7442-07-1.

Coordinates: 45°11′N 17°25′E / 45.183°N 17.417°E / 45.183; 17.417