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Gorski kotar region - western Croatia



Gorski kotar is situated in the west part of Croatia. From the north, its border starts at the source of Cabranka river and continues down the Cabranka and Kupa river courses to Zdihovo Bosiljevsko. This line also represents the historical state-political border between Croatia and Slovenia. From the northwest, starting at the Cabranka source and through Prezid, Cabarska Polica, the Obruc west slopes and towards Klana, the border is of historical, geographical and ethnic character.
Ever since the 4th century, there was a Roman defensive barrier (limes) in these parts, featuring towers and fortresses, in order to prevent the raids of the Japod illiric tribe. This barrier represents the division line between the Croatian highland zone and the Slovenian mountain range.
To the southwest, the Gorski kotar border runs over the Obruc slopes over Grobnicko polje, through Kamenjak, Hum, Draževski vrh, and then over Vinodol valley, Pleteno, Luka Krmpotska, Alan and Krivi Put, always at the altitude of 700 meters above sea-level.
The border is clearly marked by the transition from the desert-like coastal areas into the mountain woodlands.
Towards the east, the border passes by the Ogulinsko-plašcanska vallley. It begins at Severin na Kupi and continues to Krpelj, going round Ogulinsko polje to Ogulinski Hreljin, and over the Klek slopes and Modruško zagorje to Modruš.
The southeast border is a transitional area. It encompasses the areas between Rudolf's and Jozefin's roads, and these parts are referred to as Drežnica or Kapela regions. The main characteristic of this area is karst covered in tall woodlands.






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Very nice Bubach. Looks just like Slovenia which is closely nearby. Whats with those Olympic rings for Bjelolasica?
 

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I love it! Reminds me of Podhale in Poland. :cheers:
 

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Bubachu Bubachu, Zavižan ti je na Velebitu, a ovo na slici je vrh Risnjaka. Bio sam u ovoj planinarskoj kući prije par godina, tako da znam 100%.

 

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long foot said:
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Bubachu Bubachu, Zavižan ti je na Velebitu, a ovo na slici je vrh Risnjaka. Bio sam u ovoj planinarskoj kući prije par godina, tako da znam 100%.
Ma znam da je Zavizan na Velebitu i da je ono vrh Risnjaka koji je takodjer dio ove regije predstavljene u ovom threadu. Zavizan mi je uletio jer sam radio na dva threada paralelno - G.K. i Velebit, te sam se malo smotal. hebiga nitko nije savrsen, pa niti ja sam :)
 

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I mistakenly posted this in the "Your Cities" version of this thread, so I'm posting it here as well:

Simply beautiful!

Here's an interesting fact: The dialect spoken in the Gorski Kotar area of Ravna Gora is closely related to, or even considered by some to be a part of, the Slovenian Rovtarski dialect group. Others now categorize it as one of the Kajkavian (Croatian) dialects, but concede that it has much more in common with Slovene than even they usually do. This is not primarily due to the region's proximity to Slovenia -- the Rovtarski dialect group is not spoken near Croatia. Rather, it is the result of Slovenian settlement there many centuries go. The settlers mixed in with the other groups of the region, but their dialect remained.

You can listen to an audio sample of this dialect here.
 

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Ogulin and Otocac are not in Gorski Kotar, but nevertheless the photos are beautiful!

Gorski Kotar is totally underrated and undiscovered.
 

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King-Tomislav said:
Ogulin and Otocac are not in Gorski Kotar, but nevertheless the photos are beautiful!

Gorski Kotar is totally underrated and undiscovered.
Ogulin is in Karlovac county, situated at the very margin of Gorski kotar, so i dont see a reason why Ogulin wouldnt fit in this region as well :dunno:

Anyhow, i do agree that Gorski kotar is very unknown and undiscovered, so are many other places and towns in continental Croatia thanks to our national tourist board which wastes too much energy promoting only the coastal places and islands... :bash:
 

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bubach_hlubach said:
Ogulin is in Karlovac county, situated at the very margin of Gorski kotar, so i dont see a reason why Ogulin wouldnt fit in this region as well :dunno:
This is a bit off-topic, but I've always wondered about this: I know where it is on the map, but what region of Croatia is Karlovac in?
 

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This is a bit off-topic, but I've always wondered about this: I know where it is on the map, but what region of Croatia is Karlovac in?
Karlovac is in central Croatia - Karlovac county lol, an hour of drive from Zagreb towards south. Slovenian border is quite close to it, too :)

Here are some pics of Karlovac and its surrounding if you are interested :)
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=212371
 

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Thanks. So it's not considered a part of historic Lika (that's what someone told me)?
Welcome :)

Lika is a region for itself that's got nothing to do with Karlovac or Ogulin. Lika is located right between northern Dalmatia and Bosnia.
Karlovac is in the region called Banija which belongs to central-west Croatia.
 

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bubach_hlubach said:
1) Ogulin is in Karlovac county, situated at the very margin of Gorski kotar, so i dont see a reason why Ogulin wouldnt fit in this region as well :dunno:

2) Anyhow, i do agree that Gorski kotar is very unknown and undiscovered, so are many other places and towns in continental Croatia thanks to our national tourist board which wastes too much energy promoting only the coastal places and islands... :bash:
1) go to Ogulin and ask them if they consider them a part of Gorski Kotar....

2) I couldn't agree more ;) , I tought I was the only one thinking this way...

Croatia is always promoted as if it is only a mediterranean country :bash:
 

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bubach_hlubach said:
Welcome :)

1) Lika is a region for itself that's got nothing to do with Karlovac or Ogulin. Lika is located right between northern Dalmatia and Bosnia.

2) Karlovac is in the region called Banija which belongs to central-west Croatia.
1) between Dalmacija on the south, Bosnia on the east, Velebit/Primorje on the west and Gorski kotar and Kordun on the north

2) actually Banija is not a croatia word, Banovina is. But Karlovac is anyway kind of on the borders between Banovina Kordun and Pokuplje, and can not be really placed in any of those

I have developed my own map of Croatia with 6 regions and in that map, Karlovac is the capital of Središnja Hrvatska ( Central Croatia ) region , going from velebit to jasenovac
 

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bubach_hlubach said:
Ma znam da je Zavizan na Velebitu i da je ono vrh Risnjaka koji je takodjer dio ove regije predstavljene u ovom threadu. Zavizan mi je uletio jer sam radio na dva threada paralelno - G.K. i Velebit, te sam se malo smotal. hebiga nitko nije savrsen, pa niti ja sam :)
Alo bubach!!!

Jel ti to radiš thread o Velebitu? Pa ja to jedva čekam!! Kad češ ga postat?
 

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^^^ Nadam se uskoro :) Ako kojim slucajem posjedujes kakav kvalitetan materijal o Velebitu, mozemo otvoriti topic u zajednickoj kooperaciji ;) :)
 

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King-Tomislav said:
1) between Dalmacija on the south, Bosnia on the east, Velebit/Primorje on the west and Gorski kotar and Kordun on the north

2) actually Banija is not a croatia word, Banovina is. But Karlovac is anyway kind of on the borders between Banovina Kordun and Pokuplje, and can not be really placed in any of those

I have developed my own map of Croatia with 6 regions and in that map, Karlovac is the capital of Središnja Hrvatska ( Central Croatia ) region , going from velebit to jasenovac
2. actually, border between banovina and kordun i s Glina river
 
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