Hrvatska Dubica

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Hrvatska Dubica
Municipality
Image of Hrvatska Dubica municipality within the Sisak-Moslavina County
Image of Hrvatska Dubica municipality within the Sisak-Moslavina County
Hrvatska Dubica is located in Croatia
Hrvatska Dubica
Hrvatska Dubica
Location in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°11′21″N 16°47′55″E / 45.189271°N 16.798529°E / 45.189271; 16.798529
Country  Croatia
County Sisak-Moslavina County
Population (2001)1
 • Total 2,341
Website www.hrvatska-dubica.hr

Hrvatska Dubica is a village and a municipality in central Croatia in the Sisak-Moslavina county. It is located on the northern bank of the river Una, east of Hrvatska Kostajnica and southwest of Jasenovac and Novska. The municipality of Hrvatska Dubica has a population of 2,341 (2001 census), 90.13% (2110) which are Croats and 6.49% (152) which are Serbs. The population of Dubica itself is 987, with the rest distributed in the nearby villages of Baćin, Donji Cerovljani, Gornji Cerovljani, Slabinja, and Živaja.

The town of Bosanska Dubica lies to the south of the municipality, in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Recent history

Hrvatska Dubica

During the Croatian War of Independence, Dubica was located in the area contested by the Serbian rebels. Most of the civilians fled the area during the attacks of the Serbian forces that started in September 1991. These forces were controlled by Milan Martić, and consisted of units of Yugoslav People's Army, Territorial Defence, and the so-called Militia of SAO Krajina. Hrvatska Dubica fell on September 17, 1991.2 Around October 7, 1991, the Serbian forces took control of the entire wider area of Hrvatska Kostajnica.

Serb forces made a campaign of ethnic cleansing, eliminating all Croats from the area, notably in the infamous Baćin massacre.2

References

  1. ^ http://www.dzs.hr/hrv/censuses/census2001/Popis/H01_01_03/h01_01_03_zup03-1490.html
  2. ^ a b "Povijest" [History] (in Croatian). Municipality of Hrvatska Dubica. Retrieved 2010-10-22. 







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