Šibenik-Knin County

Šibenik-Knin County (pronounced [ʃîbeniːk-knîːn]; Croatian Šibensko-kninska županija [ʃîbensko-knîːnskaː ʒupǎnija]) is a county in southern Croatia, located in the north-central part of Dalmatia. The biggest city in the county is Šibenik, which also serves as county seat. Other notable towns in the county are Knin, Drniš and Skradin.

The county covers 2984 km2. It includes 242 islands and national parks Krka and Kornati.

Šibenik-Knin County

Šibensko-kninska županija
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Šibenik-Knin County within Croatia
Šibenik-Knin County within Croatia
Country Croatia
County seatŠibenik
 • ŽupanGoran Pauk (HDZ)
 • County Assembly
 • Total2,984 km2 (1,152 sq mi)
 • Total109,375
 • Density37/km2 (95/sq mi)
Area code022
ISO 3166 codeHR-15
HDI (2017)0.807[3]
very high · 11th

Administrative division

Šibenik-Knin county is administratively subdivided into:



Historical populations of Šibenik-Knin County
1857 85,163—    
1869 89,831+5.5%
1880 92,854+3.4%
1890 103,302+11.3%
1900 118,310+14.5%
1910 130,238+10.1%
1921 134,215+3.1%
1931 147,166+9.6%
1948 148,360+0.8%
1953 157,405+6.1%
1961 164,757+4.7%
1971 161,199−2.2%
1981 152,128−5.6%
1991 152,477+0.2%
2001 112,891−26.0%
2011 109,375−3.1%
Source: Naselja i stanovništvo Republike Hrvatske 1857–2001, Croatian Bureau of Statistics, Zagreb, 2005

According to the 2011 census, Šibenik-Knin County has a population of 109,375.[2] Croats make up a majority with 87.39% of the population.[4]

In 1991, before the war, Croats were in majority, with a Serb minority of 34.2%.[5]


  1. ^ Ostroški, Ljiljana, ed. (December 2015). Statistički ljetopis Republike Hrvatske 2015 [Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia 2015] (PDF). Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia (in Croatian and English). 47. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. p. 62. ISSN 1333-3305. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: County of Šibenik-Knin". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  3. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  4. ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Šibenik-Knin". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  5. ^ Creation of a Greater Serbia - Bukovica and Ravni Kotari

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Coordinates: 43°55′44″N 16°03′43″E / 43.929°N 16.062°E

Arta Velika

Arta Velika is an uninhabited island in Croatia, in central Dalmatia, part of the Šibenik archipelago off the coast of the city of Šibenik. It lies 2.5 km northwest of the island of Murter and the settlement nearest to the island is Pakoštane, 5 km away on the mainland. The island's area is 1.27 km² and its coastline is 5.53 km long. The highest point on the island is Velika Glava, which is 95 meters high.

Bilice, Šibenik-Knin County

Bilice is a village and a municipality in Šibenik-Knin County, Croatia.


Biskupija (Serbian Cyrillic: Бискупија) is a village and municipality in Šibenik-Knin County, Croatia.

Bribir, Šibenik-Knin County

Bribir is a village in Šibenik-Knin County, near the town of Skradin, southern Croatia.

D128 road

D128 is a state road on Žirje Island in Croatia connecting the town of Žirje to Žirje ferry port, from where Jadrolinija ferries fly to the mainland, docking in Šibenik and the D33 state road. The road is 3.8 km (2.4 mi) long.The road, as well as all other state roads in Croatia, is managed and maintained by Hrvatske ceste, a state-owned company.

Kakan (island)

Kakan is an island (3.124 km2 (1.206 sq mi)) in Croatia, around Kaprije.


Kaprije (Italian: Capri di Dalmazia) is an island in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea. It is situated in Šibenik archipelago. It has area of 7.11 km2 (2.75 sq mi) and population of 143, in the eponymous single settlement on the island. The island is composed of hills divided by transversal and longitudinal valleys where grass and sparse pine forests grow. Grapes and olives are cultivated there. The main industries are agriculture, fishing and tourism. Automobiles are not allowed on the island.

In 14th and 15th century the island belonged to noble families from Šibenik. During Ottoman conquests in 16th and 17th century, the island is inhabited by refugees from mainland. Around that time, a Saint Peter's church was built on the island.

Kijevo, Croatia

Kijevo is a village and a municipality in the Dalmatian hinterland, southeast of Knin in the Šibenik-Knin County in Croatia. The population of the municipality is 417 (2011), with 100% declaring themselves Croats. Kijevo is underdeveloped municipality which is statistically classified as the First Category Area of Special State Concern by the Government of Croatia.


The Kornati (pronounced [kɔ̝rnǎːti]) archipelago of Croatia, also known as the Stomorski islands, is located in the northern part of Dalmatia, south from Zadar and west from Šibenik, in the Šibenik-Knin county. With 35 kilometres (22 miles) length and 89 islands, some large, some small, in a sea area of about 320 square kilometres (124 sq mi), the Kornati are the densest archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. From northwest to southeast (from the island of Balabra to Samograd), and from northeast to southwest (from Gangarol to Mana) they stretch for 13 km (8 miles). The name of the archipelago is the plural form of the name of the largest island, called Kornat.

Lake Vrana (Dalmatia)

Lake Vrana (Croatian: Vransko jezero) in Dalmatia is the largest lake in Croatia. It is a designated nature park (park prirode), a kind of protected area in Croatia. It is located in Zadar County and Šibenik-Knin County, between the towns and municipalities of Benkovac, Pirovac, Pakoštane, Stankovci and Tisno.The area of the lake is 30.7 square kilometres (11.9 sq mi), the elevation of its surface above sea level is only 0.1 metres (0.33 ft), while its maximum depth is 4 metres (13 ft).The lake is in a karst valley filled with water and is a rare example cryptodepression. The dominant feature of the park is a special ornithological reserve, an almost untouched natural habitat of birds, a rare wetland systems, full of high biodiversity and an outstanding scientific and ecological value. The lake provides an ample amount of fish for fishing enthusiasts.

List of prefects of Šibenik-Knin County

This is a list of prefects of Šibenik-Knin County.


Primošten (pronounced [prǐmɔʃtɛn]; Italian: Capocesto) is a town in Croatia, and a part of the Šibenik-Knin County. It is situated in the south, between the cities of Šibenik and Trogir, on the Adriatic coast.

Promina, Croatia

Promina is a municipality in Šibenik-Knin County, Croatia. Oklaj is the administration centre of the municipality.

Ružić, Croatia

Ružić is a village and a municipality in Šibenik-Knin County, Croatia. In the 2011 census, it had a total of 1,591 inhabitants. In the 2011 census, 98.99% of the population were Croats.The settlements in the municipality are:

Baljci (population 3)

Čavoglave (population 168)

Gradac (population 317)

Kljake (population 261)

Mirlović Polje (population 170)

Moseć (population 75)

Otavice (population 183)

Ružić (population 266)

Umljanović (population 148)

Sit (island)

Sit is an uninhabited Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea located between Žut and Pašman. Its area is 1.77 km2 (0.68 sq mi).The coastline is not significantly indented, except for the bay Pahaljica (Čitapićev port) to the north of the island. Its middle width of 500 m consists of only one mountain ridge, where the highest elevation Veli vrh (84 m.a.s.l.) is located in the eastern part of the island, the central hill Vlašić is 78 m.a.s.l., and the northwest end Borovac is 60 m.a.s.l.

Stadion Šubićevac

Stadion Šubićevac is a football stadium in Šibenik, Croatia. It serves as home stadium for the HNK Šibenik football club.It is named after the historic Croatian noble house of Šubić. The stadium was in the Communist era known as Rade Končar stadium. Last time it was renovated was for the 1979 Mediterranean Games.

The construction of a new stadium began in early 1946, as part of a sports complex which featured a football pitch, athletics track, courts for tennis, basketball and volleyball and concrete stands. The location chosen for the project was an area called Šubićevac, which is where Rade Končar, a notable World War II anti-fascist fighter, was executed by the Italian army along with 25 other members of the resistance. The stadium was hence named Rade Končar Stadium (Croatian: Stadion Rade Končara) in memory of him.

The first phase of the construction went on for two years, and the stadium broke ground on 1 May 1948, when a friendly was played between HNK Šibenik and Hajduk Split. Several football games as a part of the 1979 Mediterranean games, hosted by nearby Split, were also played on the stadium.


Unešić is a municipality in Šibenik-Knin County, Croatia. There are 1,686 inhabitants, with 99.70% declaring themselves Croats.

Vodice, Croatia

Vodice (pronounced [ʋɔ̌ditsɛ]) is a town in the Šibenik-Knin County, Croatia. It borders the Adriatic Sea and has a population of 8,875 (2011 census).


Zmajan is an uninhabited Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea located south-southwest of Vodice and west of Zlarin. Its area is 3.3 km2 (1.3 sq mi).

Subdivisions of Šibenik-Knin County
Cities and towns

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