List of cities in Croatia
An urbanized area in Croatia can gain the status of grad (which can be translated as town or city as there is no distinction between the two terms in Croatian) if it meets one of the following requirements:
- is the center of a county (županija), or
- has more than 10,000 residents, or
- is defined by an exception
Grad (city/town) is the local administrative equivalent of općina (translated as "municipality"), with the only distinction being that the former usually comprise urban areas whereas the latter commonly consist of a group of villages. Note that both municipalities and city/towns often comprise more than one settlement, as the administrative territory of a grad may include suburban villages or hamlets near the city/town in question. Individual settlements (or naselje in Croatian) are the smallest statistical unit counted by the Croatian Bureau of Statistics but are not administrative entities, e.g. they are governed by the municipal or city/town council of the local administrative unit they belong to.
- In 1991 there were 70 cities and towns and 419 municipalities in Croatia organized into 20 counties (plus the city of Zagreb which is both a city and a county).
- In 2001 there were 122 cities and towns (excluding Zagreb) and 423 municipalities. This was the territorial division used for the 2001 census.
- In 2006 the latest revision was made, which listed a total of 127 cities and towns and 429 municipalities in Croatia. This division was used for the latest 2011 census.
List of cities and towns
The following is a complete list of all officially designated 127 cities and towns in Croatia, sorted by population according to the 2011 Census. At the time the previous 2001 Census was taken there were 123 cities and towns in the country - four former municipalities were officially re-designated as towns since then - Vodnjan (in 2003), and Kutjevo, Otok, and Sveta Nedelja (in 2006).
The Grad column in the table below lists total population within the geographical boundary of the local government's jurisdiction. This means that the figure often includes other smaller settlements such as villages or hamlets located on the outskirts or near the town proper. In contrast, the Naselje ("settlement" in Croatian) column lists only population of the city/town proper, without the smaller settlements which administratively belong to the city. Both numbers are given as in some cases the figures may vary dramatically (for example Velika Gorica with nearby settlements has a population of around 63,000 but the city proper has only 31,000 citizens).
Note that the town of Kaštela is a unique exception in that it only exists as an administrative unit - it is legally treated as an agglomeration of seven separate settlements with populations ranging from 3,000 to 7,000, none of which is actually called "Kaštela". Its town council is located in Kaštel Sućurac.
counties of Croatia but only 20 county seats - the capital Zagreb doubles as a county (called City of Zagreb or Grad Zagreb) and the seat of the separate Zagreb County (Zagrebačka županija) which surrounds Zagreb but does not actually include the capital city). County seat. Note that there is a total of 21
- ^ a b "Explanation on changes of the territorial constitution of the Republic of Croatia from 1991 to 2001". Croatian Bureau of Statistics. http://www.dzs.hr/eng/censuses/census2001/census_terr.htm. Retrieved 13 January 2011.
- ^ The number shown is actually just for the administrative center Kaštel Sućurac to aid in sorting the table, however this comparison it is not actually useful because Kaštela as a whole is an exception - see notes in text.
- Croatian Bureau of Statistics census 2011 initial results
- From the World Gazetteer:
- Zakon o područjima županija, gradova i općina u Republici Hrvatskoj (Croatian)
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