Population of Croatia

According to Census 2011, Croatia has a population of 4,28 million, down from 4,44 in 2001. Zagreb is by far the biggest city, with more than four times more inhabitants than the next city on the list.

Zagreb - Ban Jelačić SquarePhoto: Zagreb - Ban Jelačić Square

In the table below, you can check the population of destinations that we have described in our Destination Guides section.

Destination County Population (2011)
Zagreb City of Zagreb 790.017
Split County of Split-Dalmatia 178.102
Rijeka County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar 128.624
Osijek County of Osijek-Baranja 108.048
Zadar County of Zadar 75.062
Slavonski Brod County of Slavonski Brod-Posavina 59.141
Pula County of Istria 57.460
Karlovac County of Karlovac 55.705
Sisak County of Sisak-Moslavina 47.768
Varaždin County of Varaždin 46.946
Šibenik County of Šibenik-Knin 46.332
Dubrovnik County of Dubrovnik-Neretva 42.615
Bjelovar County of Bjelovar-Bilogora 40.276
Samobor County of Zagreb 37.633
Đakovo County of Osijek-Baranja 27.745
Vukovar County of Vukovar-Srijem 27.683
Čakovec County of Međimurje 27.104
Požega County of Požega-Slavonia 26.248
Zaprešić County of Zagreb 25.223
Sinj County of Split-Dalmatia 24.826
Petrinja County of Sisak-Moslavina 24.671
Virovitica County of Virovitica-Podravina 21.291
Poreč County of Istria 16.696
Našice County of Osijek-Baranja 16.224
Jastrebarsko County of Zagreb 15.866
Knin County of Šibenik-Knin 15.407
Omiš County of Split-Dalmatia 14.936
Vrbovec County of Zagreb 14.797
Ivanić Grad County of Zagreb 14.548
Rovinj County of Istria 14.294
Ogulin County of Karlovac 13.915
Makarska County of Split-Dalmatia 13.834
Umag County of Istria 13.467
Novi Marof County of Varaždin 13.246
Trogir County of Split-Dalmatia 13.192
Krapina County of Krapina-Zagorje 12.480
Opatija County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar 11.659
Labin County of Istria 11.642
Daruvar County of Bjelovar-Bilogora 11.633
Crikvenica County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar 11.122
Imotski County of Split-Dalmatia 10.764
Ploče County of Dubrovnik-Neretva 10.135
Otočac County of Lika-Senj 9.778
Zabok County of Krapina-Zagorje 8.994
Vodice County of Šibenik-Knin 8.875
Pazin County of Istria 8.638
Ludbreg County of Varaždin 8.478
Lepoglava County of Varaždin 8.283
Bakar County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar 8.279
Đurđevac County of Koprivnica-Križevci 8.264
Mali Lošinj (Lošinj) County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar 8.116
Čazma County of Bjelovar-Bilogora 8.077
Drniš County of Šibenik-Knin 7.498
Senj County of Lika-Senj 7.182
Darda County of Osijek-Baranja 6.908
Ozalj County of Karlovac 6.817
Ilok County of Vukovar-Srijem 6.767
Suhopolje County of Virovitica-Podravina 6.683
Pregrada County of Krapina-Zagorje 6.594
Medulin County of Istria 6.481
Varaždinske Toplice County of Varaždin 6.364
Krk (Krk) County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar 6.281
Lipik County of Požega-Slavonia 6.170
Sveti Križ Začretje County of Krapina-Zagorje 6.165
Buzet County of Istria 6.133
Vodnjan County of Istria 6.119
Marija Bistrica County of Krapina-Zagorje 5.976
Delnice County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar 5.952
Donja Stubica County of Krapina-Zagorje 5.680
Korčula (Korčula) County of Dubrovnik-Neretva 5.663
Biograd na Moru County of Zadar 5.569
Gornja Stubica County of Krapina-Zagorje 5.284
Buje County of Istria 5.182
Novi Vinodolski County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar 5.113
Slunj County of Karlovac 5.076
Veliko Trgovišće County of Krapina-Zagorje 4.945
Kraljevica County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar 4.618
Marina County of Split-Dalmatia 4.595
Plitvice Lakes National Park (NP) County of Lika-Senj 4.373
Novigrad County of Istria 4.345
Hvar (Hvar) County of Split-Dalmatia 4.251
Vela Luka (Korčula) County of Dubrovnik-Neretva 4.137
Orebić County of Dubrovnik-Neretva 4.122
Lovran County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar 4.101
Supetar (Brač) County of Split-Dalmatia 4.074
Skradin County of Šibenik-Knin 3.825
Konjščina County of Krapina-Zagorje 3.790
Čabar County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar 3.770
Novalja (Pag) County of Lika-Senj 3.663
Fažana County of Istria 3.635
Jelsa (Hvar) County of Split-Dalmatia 3.582
Žminj County of Istria 3.483
Brinje County of Lika-Senj 3.256
Malinska (Krk) County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar 3.134
Tisno (Murter) County of Šibenik-Knin 3.094
Omišalj (Krk) County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar 2.983
Kršan County of Istria 2.951
Desinić County of Krapina-Zagorje 2.933
Cres (Cres) County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar 2.879
Primošten County of Šibenik-Knin 2.828
Stari Grad (Hvar) County of Split-Dalmatia 2.781
Baška Voda County of Split-Dalmatia 2.775
Hrvatska Kostajnica County of Sisak-Moslavina 2.756
Nin County of Zadar 2.744
Krašić County of Zagreb 2.640
Perušić County of Lika-Senj 2.638
Brodarica County of Šibenik-Knin 2.534
Ston County of Dubrovnik-Neretva 2.407
Rogoznica County of Šibenik-Knin 2.345
Svetvinčenat County of Istria 2.202
Pučišća (Brač) County of Split-Dalmatia 2.171
Vrsar County of Istria 2.162
Tuhelj County of Krapina-Zagorje 2.104
Cetingrad County of Karlovac 2.027
Murter (Murter) County of Šibenik-Knin 2.025
Udbina County of Lika-Senj 1.874
Škabrnja County of Zadar 1.776
Brela County of Split-Dalmatia 1.703
Sali (Dugi Otok) County of Zadar 1.698
Baška (Krk) County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar 1.674
Laduč County of Zagreb 1.654
Bol (Brač) County of Split-Dalmatia 1.630
Fužine County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar 1.592
Postira (Brač) County of Split-Dalmatia 1.559
Selce County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar 1.553
Tribunj County of Šibenik-Knin 1.536
Mošćenička Draga County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar 1.535
Rabac County of Istria 1.393
Prigorje Brdovečko County of Zagreb 1.345
Bosiljevo County of Karlovac 1.284
Vrbnik (Krk) County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar 1.260
Dubrava kod Šibenika County of Šibenik-Knin 1.185
Vižinada County of Istria 1.158
Tounj County of Karlovac 1.150
Bale County of Istria 1.127
Motovun County of Istria 1.004
Veprinac County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar 981
Karanac County of Osijek-Baranja 926
Veli Lošinj (Lošinj) County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar 901
Jezera (Murter) County of Šibenik-Knin 886
Oprtalj County of Istria 850
Srima County of Šibenik-Knin 823
Sutivan (Brač) County of Split-Dalmatia 822
Vrana (Dalmatia) County of Zadar 790
Grožnjan County of Istria 736
Trpanj County of Dubrovnik-Neretva 721
Ecopark Krašograd County of Zagreb 704
Betina (Murter) County of Šibenik-Knin 697
Kuterevo County of Lika-Senj 522
Ribnik County of Karlovac 475
Ščitarjevo County of Zagreb 442
Grobnik County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar 421
Smiljan County of Lika-Senj 418
Zajezda County of Krapina-Zagorje 385
Sveta Helena County of Zagreb 366
Drežnik Grad County of Karlovac 354
Jurandvor (Krk) County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar 299
Zlarin (Zlarin) County of Šibenik-Knin 284
Stara Sušica County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar 262
Pribić County of Zagreb 262
Prvić Šepurine (Prvić) County of Šibenik-Knin 239
Trbounje County of Šibenik-Knin 225
Brod na Kupi County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar 207
Otavice County of Šibenik-Knin 183
Škrip (Brač) County of Split-Dalmatia 172
Krapanj (Krapanj) County of Šibenik-Knin 170
Valentinovo County of Krapina-Zagorje 163
Roč County of Istria 153
Krapje County of Sisak-Moslavina 144
Mali Ston County of Dubrovnik-Neretva 139
Ložišća (Brač) County of Split-Dalmatia 139
Brseč County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar 129
Severin na Kupi County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar 118
Plomin County of Istria 113
Strmac Pribićki County of Zagreb 111
Čigoč County of Sisak-Moslavina 98
Plesmo County of Sisak-Moslavina 87
Novigrad na Dobri County of Karlovac 85
Slavetić County of Zagreb 84
Boljun County of Istria 82
Bela County of Varaždin 62
Osor (Cres) County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar 60
Rastoke County of Karlovac 50
Završje County of Istria 47
Hum (Istria) County of Istria 30
Kornati County of Šibenik-Knin 19
Trakošćan County of Varaždin 18
Lubenice (Cres) County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar 12
Merag (Cres) County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar 10

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