Korenica

Korenica is a village in Lika, Croatia, located in the municipality of Plitvička Jezera, on the D1 road between Plitvice and Udbina. According to 2011 census it has 1,766 residents.[1] It is the seat of the Plitvička Jezera Municipality.

Korenica
Village
Korenica - središte.jpg
Korenica is located in Croatia
Korenica
Korenica
Location of Korenica
Coordinates: 44°44′N 15°42′E / 44.733°N 15.700°E / 44.733; 15.700
Country Croatia
CountyFlag of Lika-Senj County.png Lika-Senj
MunicipalityPlitvička Jezera
Population
 (2011 census)
 • Total1,766
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s)+385 53

In SFR Yugoslavia it was named Titova Korenica after Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito. The population consists of local ethnic Croats and Serbs, and there are also Croats from Bosnia who moved to Croatia after the Croatian War for Independence.

Korenica has one elementary school and one high school.

HistoryEdit

The 1712 census of Lika and Krbava records that 119 Vlach (i.e. Serb Orthodox Christian) families live in Korenica.[2] Until 1918, Korenica was part of the Austrian monarchy (Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia, Lika-Krbava County) after the compromise of 1867), in the Croatian Military Frontier, administered by the Kommando Ottotschaner Regiment N°II before 1881. A post-office was opened in 1862.[3]

DemographicsEdit

Census 1991:[4]

Serbs 1.519 / 88,51 %
Yugoslavs 84 / 4,89 %
Croats 49 / 2,85 %
Albanians 4 / 0,23 %
Muslims 3 / 0,17 %
Italians 2 / 0,11 %
Hungarians 2 / 0,11 %
Slovenians 1 / 0,05 %
Montenegrins 1 / 0,05 %
undeclared 15 / 0,87 %
unknown 36 / 2,09 %


Historical population 1857–2011 [1][5]


NOTE: Population figures for the period 1857–1880 also include population figures for the following settlements: Drakulić Rijeka, Gradina Korenička, Homoljac, Jasikovac, Kalebovac, Kompolje Koreničko, Mihaljevac, Oravac, Ponor Korenički, Šeganovac, Vranovača and Vrpile.

SightsEdit

  • Site of the Monument to the fallen partisan soldiers and civilian victims of fascism during the National Liberation War (WWII) from the Lika region, in Bijeli Potoci (destroyed around 2008)[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Korenica". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  2. ^ http://www.skdprosvjeta.com/pdf/9.pdf Karl Kaser, POPIS LIKE I KRBAVE 1712. GODINE, (prijevod s njemačkog: Sanja Lazanin), 2003, #page=19
  3. ^ Handbook of Austria and Lombardy-Venetia Cancellations on the Postage Stamp Issues 1850–1864, by Edwin MUELLER, 1961.
  4. ^ https://pod2.stat.gov.rs/ObjavljenePublikacije/G1991/pdf/G19914018.pdf
  5. ^ Naselja i stanovništvo Republike Hrvatske 1857–2001, www.dzs.hr
  6. ^ "Spomenik Database – Central Monument of the White Streams (Bijeli Potoci) – Kamensko Memorial Area". spomenikdatabase.org. Retrieved 23 July 2018.

Coordinates: 44°44′36″N 15°42′23″E / 44.74333°N 15.70639°E / 44.74333; 15.70639