Hrvace
Municipality
Hrvace is located in Croatia
Hrvace
Hrvace
Location of Hrvace in Croatia
Coordinates: 43°45′36″N 16°37′12″E / 43.76000°N 16.62000°E / 43.76000; 16.62000
Country Croatia
CountySplit-Dalmatia
Area
 • Total207.17 km2 (79.99 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total3,617
Postal code
21233

Hrvace is a municipality in Croatia in the Split-Dalmatia County. It has a population of 3,617 (2011 census), 98% of which are Croats.[2] The mayor's name is Dinko Bošnjak. Settlements in the municipality are Dabar, Donji Bitelić, Gornji Bitelić, Hrvace, Laktac, Maljkovo, Potravlje, Rumin, Satrić, Vučipolje and Zasiok.

Geography

The village sits on the D1 road between Sinj and Vrlika on the edge of the small karst field and under Svilaja mountain. The municipality has a lot of natural sites such as the Peruća Lake, Miloš Lake, Orlove Stine (Eagle's Cliffs) and the Cetina river.

History

The name Hrvace comes from the verb "Hrvati" (Croats). Period of the village's inhabiation is unknown.

Hrvace area was a battleground during the Croatian War of Independence in 1991 and 1992. Every village of the municipality took heavy Serb damage, forcing the large part of the population to move out. The most notable battle includes the one for Peruća dam, where the Serbian Army's goal was mining it, eventually flodding the large part of the Sinj karst field and field-side villages and towns. In 1993, Croatian Army took back the dam, threw out the Serbian Army and prevented heavy damage.

Economy

The food (meat) industry, stone excavation industry and the Peruća power plant are the major economical activities in the municipality.

Sports

NK Hrvace, Third Division South, 3.HNL South champions in 2007/08

Paragliding klub Hrvace

Education

Osnovna škola Dinka Šimunovića (Dinko Šimunović elementary school)

References

  1. ^ "Općine na područjima posebne državne skrbi Republike Hrvatske" (PDF). Croatian Chamber of Economy. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Split-Dalmatia". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.

Coordinates: 43°45′36″N 16°37′12″E / 43.76000°N 16.62000°E / 43.76000; 16.62000