Karlovac


Karlovac (Croatian pronunciation: [kâːrlov̞at͡s], is a city and municipality in central Croatia. According to the National census held in 2011 population of the settlement of Karlovac was 55,705. Karlovac is the administrative centre of Karlovac County. The city is located on the Zagreb-Rijeka highway and railway line, 56 kilometres (35 miles) south-west of Zagreb and 130 km (81 miles) from Rijeka. The city was named after its founder, Charles II, Archduke of Austria. The German name Karlstadt or Carlstadt ("Charles's Town") has undergone translation into other languages: in Hungarian it is known as Károlyváros, in Italian as Carlostadio, in Latin as Carolostadium, and in Kajkavian as Karlovec. The Austrians built Karlovac from scratch in 1579 in order to strengthen their southern defences... Find out more →

Karlovac