Orolik (Serbian Cyrillic: Оролик) is a village in Stari Jankovci municipality, Vukovar-Srijem County, in eastern Croatia. It is connected with the rest of the country by the D46 road and M105 railway.

Srpska pravoslavna crkva Orolik 2-Српска православна црква Оролик 2.JPG
Orolik is located in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°16′N 18°59′E / 45.267°N 18.983°E / 45.267; 18.983
Country Croatia
RegionSyrmia (Podunavlje)
County Vukovar-Syrmia
MunicipalityStari Jankovci
 • BodyLocal Committee
292 ft (89 m)
 • Total512
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Katolička crkva Orolik-Католичка црква Оролик.JPG


One archaeological site in Orolik dating back to Iron Age in Europe period was excavated in the 1970s and 1980s as a part of rescue excavations in eastern Croatia.[1] Archaeological site was a settlement of the late La Tène culture settlement network of the Scordisci in the area of Vinkovci.[1] First excavations of Scordisci sites began in late XIX century during the time of Austro-Hungarian Empire.[1]

Orolik was established in XVI century during the Ottoman rule in Hungary.[2] Majority population in Ottoman period were Catholic Croats who remained in the village after the Treaty of Karlowitz.[2] In 1715 local church register is stating that there is 19 inhabited houses in total in the entire village.[2] During the next decade Hofkammer in Vienna settled 20 families of Eastern Orthodox Vlachs or Serbs in the village.[2] In 1866 there was 205 Orthodox and 106 Roman Catholic families in the village.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Dizdar, Marko (2016). "Late La Tène Settlements in the Vinkovci Region (Eastern Slavonia, Croatia): Centres of Trade and Exchange" (PDF). Boii - Taurisci: Proceedings of the International Seminar, Oberleis-Klement, June 14th-15th, 2012. Austrian Academy of Sciences Press: 31–48. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e Marković, M. (2003). Istočna Slavonija: Stanovništvo i naselja. Naklada Jesenski i Turk. Zagreb.

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Coordinates: 45°13′N 18°59′E / 45.217°N 18.983°E / 45.217; 18.983