Banovina (region)

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Banovina
Geographic region of Croatiaa
Banovina in January 2016
Banovina in January 2016
Banovina on a map of Croatia. Banovina is located in the southern part of Sisak-Moslavina County
Banovina on a map of Croatia. Banovina is located in the southern part of Sisak-Moslavina County
Country  Croatia
Areab
 • Total 4,463 km2 (1,723 sq mi)
Population (2001)c
 • Total 183,730
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
a Banovina is not designated as an official region, it is a geographic region only.
b The figure is an approximation based on the territorial span of Sisak-Moslavina County.
c The figure is an approximation based on the population of Sisak-Moslavina County.

Banovina, formerly known as Banska krajina or Banija,[1] is a geographical region in central Croatia, between the Sava, Una, and Kupa rivers. The main towns in the region include Petrinja, Glina, Kostajnica, and Dvor.

The area is almost entirely located in the Sisak-Moslavina County. The area suffered during the Croatian War of Independence in the 1990s, with much of the population fleeing during the hostilities, many later returning.[citation needed]

See also

References

  1. ^ Dalibor Brozović, Hrvatska enciklopedija (LZMK), 1. sv. (A – Bd), Leksikografski zavod »Miroslav Krleža«, Zagreb, 1999, str. 600; ISBN 953-6036-29-0

External links

  • Mrvice s banskoga stola (Essay about names derived from the title Ban, in Croatian)

Coordinates: 45°20′36″N 16°13′07″E / 45.34333°N 16.21861°E / 45.34333; 16.21861

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