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Glina is a small town in central Croatiamarker, located southwest of Petrinjamarker and Sisakmarker in the Sisak-Moslavina countymarker.


Glina was first mentioned as a city in June 1284. Later in September of 1737, during the threat of the Turks, the Croatian sabormarker met in Glina. It was also a post of Ban Jelačić when he became the commander the Military Frontier during the Turkish threat.

During the mid 18th century, Count Ivan Drašković created freemasons' lodges in several Croatian cities, including Glina, where officers and other members shared ideas of the Jacobins from the French Revolution, until Emperor Francis II banned them in 1798.

During World War II Glina was part of the Nazi puppet state of Croatia. On 3 August 1941, the ustaše killed over 260 Serbs, and most of them were killed in the Serbian Orthodox Church in Glina. (See Glina massacre.)

During the Croatian War of Independence, from 1991-95, Glina was a town in the unrecognised Republika Srpska Krajina. Thousands of Croats fled the region and many were killed. On August 6, 1995 Glina became a fully functioning part of Croatia itself after Operation Storm.


Year of census total Croats Serbs
1961 27,474 9,152 (33.31%) 18,388 (66.93%)
1971 28,336 10,785 (38.06%) 16,936 (59.77%)
1981 25,079 8,961 (35.73%) 14,223 (56.71%)
1991 23,040 8,041 (34,90%) 13,975 (60.65%)
2001 9,868 6,712 (68%) 2,829 (29%)

In some censuses people listed themselves as Yugoslavs, instead of Serbs and Croats.

Notable people from Glina


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