Klisa, Osijek-Baranja County

Klisa (Serbian Cyrillic: Клиса, Hungarian: Tard) is a village in Croatia. Klisa is administratively part of the City of Osijek. The Osijek Airport is located southwest of the village. Klisa belongs to the first category among the Areas of Special State Concern.[3]

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Klisa is located in Osijek-Baranja County
Klisa is located in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°28′31″N 18°50′00″E / 45.475343°N 18.833291°E / 45.475343; 18.833291
Country Croatia
County Osijek-Baranja
CityVlag osijek.gif Osijek
 • TypeLocal committee
 • BodyKlisa Local Committee
Elevation88 m (289 ft)
 • Total324
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
31 207


Klisa is connected with the rest of country by the D2 road and the Osijek Airport. There are 4 streets in total in village and they bear the names Vukovarska, Radnička, Dalmatinska and Đura Jakšić Street.[2] Until 1991 Klisa was administratively part of the Vukovar municipality.[4] Historically, up to 1948, Klisa was statistically reported as a part of Bobota or Bijelo Brdo.[4]


At the time of 2011 Census of Croatia 83% of local population were Serbs, while ethnic Croats were 16% of local population.[1] Klisa is facing very high level of population decline caused by high death rate, low birth rate and high emigration.[4] Together with Tvrđavica, Klisa has the worst demographic indicators among the settlements of the City of Osijek.[4] Population of Klisa is on average the oldest in the City of Osijek.[4] If current trends remain in place, population projection for Klisa estimate that village will be extinct until 2050.[4]


In 2018 local elections in Osijek Klisa was a polling place with the lowest turnout.[5] Only 15 voters participated in elections constituting turnout of just below 6%.[5] 14 out of 15 voters voted for the Democratic Alliance of Serbs which was the only party on the local ballot while one vote was irregular.[5] The Independent Democratic Serb Party, dominant party among the Serbs of Croatia, did not participate in the elections while the Croatian Democratic Union was an absolute winner at the city level.[5]


Branch school of Elementary school Bobota is located in Klisa, 4 kilometers away from central school in Bobota.[6] Education at the local school in Klisa is conducted in Serbian language. The school building in Vera was built in 1924 and additional parts were completed in 1933.[6] The school has only one classroom, hallway, toilets and a storage room.[6] Building is in poor condition due to deterioration of the roof construction, carpentry, and especially electrical installations.[6]


The day of Pentecost, as celebrated in accordance with the Eastern Orthodox Julian Calendar, is the public holiday of the Local Council of Klisa.[2]

Since 2001 the City and University Library of Osijek is providing bookmobile services in Klisa.[7] Vehicle was a gift from the Balkan Peace Project from Haarlem in the Netherlands while the City of Osijek is paying salaries for employees.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Toponim: Klisa, Osijek". Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Mjesni odbor Klisa". Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Područja posebne državne skrbi". Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Marina Perić. "Demografski razvoj Grada Osijeka nakon 1971. godine: Diplomski rad". Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d "Mjesni odbor Klisa". Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d "Osnovna škola Bobota-o školi". Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Povijest Gradske i sveučilišne knjižnice Osijek". Retrieved 2 March 2019.