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Rakovica is a village and a municipality in south-central Croatia, in the region of Kordun south of Karlovac and Slunj, and north of the Plitvice Lakes. Rakovica is an underdeveloped municipality which is statistically classified as the First Category Area of Special State Concern by the Government of Croatia.[2]

Municipality of Rakovica
Općina Rakovica
Rakovica centre
Rakovica centre
Rakovica is located in Croatia
Location of Rakovica in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°01′00″N 15°39′00″E / 45.01667°N 15.65000°E / 45.01667; 15.65000
Country Croatia
RegionContinental Croatia
CountyKarlovac County
MunicipalityRakovica, Croatia
 • Municipality261 km2 (101 sq mi)
350 m (1,150 ft)
 • Municipality2,387
 • Density9.1/km2 (24/sq mi)
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal codes
Area code(s)(+385) 47
Image of Rakovica municipality within Karlovac County
Killings of Rakovica. Death of Eugen Kvaternik.


Rakovica achieved some prominence in Croatian history in October 1871, when several members of the Croatian Party of Rights led by Eugen Kvaternik disavowed the official party position advocating a political solution to the issue of Croatia within the Habsburg Monarchy and instead launched a revolt in the village.


The total municipality population is 2,387 (2011), while the village itself has 310 residents.[1] According to that census, 94.8% (2,262) are Croats and 3.2% (77) are ethnic Serbs.[3]


According to the 2011 census,[1] the municipality or Rakovica consists of the following settlements:


Due to proximity of Plitvice lakes, one of the main fields of income is tourism. One of its sights are the Caves of Barać which were reopened for visitors in 2004.

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  1. ^ a b c "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Rakovica". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  2. ^ Lovrinčević, Željko; Davor, Mikulić; Budak, Jelena (June 2004). "AREAS OF SPECIAL STATE CONCERN IN CROATIA- REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIFFERENCES AND THE DEMOGRAPHIC AND EDUCATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS". Ekonomski pregled, Vol.55 No.5-6. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Karlovac". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.

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