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Karlovac county

County of Karlovac is situated in the central part of Croatian state teritory and covers an area of approximately 3.622 km2 which makes this county one of the largest among 20 counties existing in Croatia. Because of its transit, traffic and geostrategic position, the County of Karlovac is one of the most important in the whole country. Karlovac is intersection and major junction of the most important roads between Europe and Adriatic coast. County of Karlovac has borders with the Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegowina, and is also contiguous with four other counties: the County of Zagreb, Sisak-Moslavina County, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County and the County of Lika-Senj. The population of the county (according to the census taken in 2001) is 141.787 people. It is divided into five towns (Duga Resa (12.114 stanovnika), Karlovac (59.395), Ogulin (15.054), Ozalj (7.932) and Slunj (6.096), and 17 municipalities: Barilovi栨3.095), Bosiljevo (1.486), Cetingrad (2.746), Dragani栨2.950), Generalski Stol (3.199), Josipdol (3.987), Kamanje, Krnjak (2.164), Lasinja (1.938), Nereti栨3.333), Pla頨2.292), Rakovica (2.623), Ribnik (583), Saborsko (860), Tounj (1.252) i 롮je (3.193). Administrative, political, economic, cultural and sport center of this county is the town Karlovac. The whole aria is thinly populated, below the average of the Republic of Croatia, and the growth of its population is negative. Many different natural characteristics are in close contact in this area - Alpin, karst and Panonian. The beauty of its rivers (Kupa, Dobra, Korana and Mre飡), woodland mountains Velika and Mala Kapela, verdancy of Kordun karst, transit location and rich history and heritage all this and much more are values for previous and generations to come on which the economy and the quality of life is based on. The whole area is, and always was through the history, one of the most important transit areas in this part of Europe. Since being founded in the year 1579, the city of Karlovac became very important as a strategic, economic and traffic center of civil and border part of Croatia, traffic junction of all important roads in this area. Together with three historically important roads - Carolina (Karlovac - Bakar, built between 1726 and 1733), Josephina (Karlovac - Senj, built between 1775 and 1779) and Louisina (Karlovac - Rijeka, built between 1805 and 1813), Karlovac now has the modern highway which connects Middle Europe and Danube-region with Adriatic sea. The tourist part of economy is based on four rivers, beauties of this county: you can choose between swimming in their clean water, canuing, rowing, rafting. You can choose fishing in the lakes, rivers or in their mountain tributary streams. You can also go hunting in the woods near Dragani欠on Klek or Modru젯r you can go skiing on ski slopes of Bjelolasica. There are numerous possibilities for manifold forms of recreation such as mountain paths and trails, cycling tracks, caves in its karst, health (termal) resorts, and many other which makes this area one of the most interesting. It attracts a great number of tourists to come to Croatia and visit Karlovac and its county. But this is not all that attracts tourists. Numerous attractive (attractive because of their architecture) historical and cultural monuments and buildings, such as old towns and castles Dubovac, Ozalj, Ribnik, Bosiljevo, Novigrad on river Dobra, ModruӬunj, Cetin, Zve衪, Barilovi校nd many other, monasteries and other sacral buildnings like Paulist's monastery in Kamensko and in Svetice (there used to be one in the past on Petrova gora), then Franciscan monastery in Karlovac (there used to be one in Cetine, Slunj, Modru젓teni讪ak, too), Dominican monastery in Modru젂osiljevo, etc., also fascinate many tourists.

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