Obrovac (pronounced [ɔbrɔ̌ːʋats], Obrovazzo in Italian) is a town located in northern Dalmatia, in the Zadar County of Croatia. The Obrovac municipality has a total population of 4,323 people. The town is located in the canyon of the river Zrmanja.
Town of Obrovac
View of Obrovac
|• Mayor||Ante Župan (HDZ)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (Central European Time)|
- Bilišane, population 176
- Bogatnik, population 131
- Golubić, population 132
- Gornji Karin, population 1,125
- Kaštel Žegarski, population 135
- Komazeci, population 42
- Krupa, population 127
- Kruševo, population 1,112
- Muškovci, population 100
- Nadvoda, population 170
- Obrovac, population 996
- Zelengrad, population 77
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Obrovac is a town on the Zrmanja River some 11 km from the mouth of the river of the Novigrad sea. Above the town are the ruins of a fortified city. Its tributary Krupa attracts numerous day-trippers, and in recent times, rafting, canoe, and kayak lovers. Not far from the town of Krupa is a monastery with a valuable icon collection. About 2 km (1.24 mi) north-west of the town, along the road heading up to the mountains, lies a huge deserted industrial complex, an alumina plant built in the 1970s.
Obrovac first got its name in 1337. In 1527 Obrovac was taken over by the Ottoman Turks.
In October 1683, the population of Venetian Dalmatia, principally Uskoks of Ravni kotari, took arms and together with the rayah (lower class) of the Ottoman frontier regions rose up, taking Skradin, Karin, Vrana, Benkovac and Obrovac. In 1687, Stojan Janković, a Morlach leader, forced the Ottomans out of Obrovac.
According to the 1991 census, shortly before the start of Yugoslav Wars, 65.5% of population were Serbs. During Operation Storm, the entire population of Obrovac fled before the Croatian Army entered the town on 5 August 1995, the second day of the operation. The current ethnic majority are Croats with 65.7%, while 31.4% are Serbs.
People from ObrovacEdit
- Janko Mitrović (1613–1659), Morlach army leader
- Stojan Janković (1636–1687), Morlach army leader
- Simeon Končarević (1690–1769), Serbian Orthodox bishop of Dalmatia and Albania
- Gerasim Zelić (1752–1828), Serbian Orthodox archimandrite and writer
- Dado Pršo's family
- Milan Pršo
- Arijan Komazec
- Obrad Zelić
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Становништво Млетачке Далмације, на првом месту Котарски ускоци, још у октобру 1683. дигло се на оружје заједно с рајом у пограничним крајевима Турске. Устаници су "сами заузели Скрадин, Карин, Врану, Бенковац и Обровац
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