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Gvozd
County Sisak-Moslavinamarker
Latitude 45.45
Longitude 15.88
Mayor ?
Surface (mi²) ?
Population

(2006)
3,779 (municipality)
Time zone (UTC) UTC+1 Central European Time


Image of Gvozd municipality within Sisak-Moslavina County
Gvozd (formerly Vrginmost) is a town and a municipality in Sisak-Moslavina Countymarker, Croatiamarker.

History

In 1097, the last native Croatianmarker King Petar Svačić was killed in Gvozd during the Battle of Gvozd Mountain, leading to the mountain being called Petrova Gora (Petar's Mountain).

Gvozd was also known as Vrginmost. The name was changed after the war.

During the Croatian War of Independence, Gvozd, along with other towns, was a part of the unrecognized breakaway Republic of Serbian Krajina. It was liberated by the Croatian army during Operation Storm.

Population/Demographics

The municipality had big population changes in various censuses, possibly because of war and because of frequent border changes of municipalities in Croatia.

  • In the 1961 census there were 11,972 people in the municipality, 11584 being Serbs and 340 being Croats.
  • In the 1971 census there were 21536 people in the municipality, 16337 being Serbs and 4866 being Croats.
  • In the 1981 census there were 18841 people in the municipality, 13450 being Serbs and 4130 being Croats.
  • In the 1991 census there were 16,599 people in the municipality, 11.729 (70,66%) being Serbs and 4.043 (24,35%) being Croats.
  • In the 2001 census there were 3,779 people in the municipality, 58% which are Serb and 40% which are Croats. 3,575 declared their mother tongue as Croatian, 155 as Serbian, and 49 as other languages.


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