Montenegrins of Croatia

The Montenegrins of Croatia are a national minority in the republic. According to the 2011 census, there are 4,517 ethnic Montenegrins in Croatia. The highest number of Montenegrins in Croatia is in the Croatian capital Zagreb.

Montenegrins of Croatia
Crnogorci Hrvatske
Црногорци Хрватске
Croatia Montenegro
Total population
4,517 (2011)[1]
Regions with significant populations
City of Zagreb, Istria County, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Split-Dalmatia County, Osijek-Baranja County, Dubrovnik-Neretva County
Languages
Montenegrin, Croatian
Religion
Montenegrin Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Muslim minority
Related ethnic groups
Montenegrins

Montenegrins are officially recognized as an autochthonous national minority, and as such, they elect a special representative to the Croatian Parliament, shared with members of four other national minorities.[2]

HistoryEdit

In 1657, the Doge of Venice Bertuccio Valiero, resettled Peroj with five families (Brcela, Draković, Brajić, Vučeta, and Ljubotina) from the Cernizza region in Montenegro. Following the Cretan War of 1645–1669, twenty other families originally from Montenegro migrated to Peroj. Today Peroj is the centre of the Montenegrins in Istria County.

DemographicsEdit

Montenegrins in census for 2001 and 2011:

County Number in 2001 census % of all Montenegrins
in Croatia
Number in 2011 census % of all Montenegrins
in Croatia
City of Zagreb 1,313 26.65% 1,191 26.37%
Istria County 732 14.86% 759 16.80%
Primorje-Gorski Kotar County 643 13.05% 642 14.21%
Split-Dalmatia County 593 12.04% 485 10.74%
Dubrovnik-Neretva County 370 7.51% 307 6.80%
Osijek-Baranja County 352 7.15% 319 7.08%
Zagreb County 135 2.74% 130 2.88%
Vukovar-Srijem County 119 2.41% 97 2.15%
Zadar County 112 2.27% 100 2.21%
Bjelovar-Bilogora County 83 1.68% 63 1.39%
Šibenik-Knin County 75 1.52% 66 1.46%
Karlovac County 74 1.50% 62 1.37%
Sisak-Moslavina County 70 1.42% 68 1.51%
Brod-Posavina County 54 1.10% 41 0.91%
Virovitica-Podravina County 43 0.87% 42 0.93%
Varazdin County 42 0.85% 43 0.95%
Međimurje County 31 0.63% 26 0.58%
Koprivnica-Krizevci County 29 0.59% 36 0.80%
Pozega-Slavonia County 22 0.45% 14 0.31%
Krapina-Zagorje County 13 0.26% 10 0.22%
Lika-Senj County 8 0.16% 16 0.35%
Total 4,926 100% 4,517 100%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  2. ^ "Pravo pripadnika nacionalnih manjina u Republici Hrvatskoj na zastupljenost u Hrvatskom saboru". Zakon o izborima zastupnika u Hrvatski sabor (in Croatian). Croatian Parliament. Retrieved 2011-12-29.

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