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Petrinja (Croatia)
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Coordinates: 45 ° 26 ′ 0 ″  N , 16 ° 17 ′ 0 ″  E
Basic data
State : Croatian flag Croatia
County : Flag of the Sisak-Moslavina County Sisak-Moslavina
Height : 106  m. i. J.
Area : 41.64  km²
Residents : 24,671 (2011)
Population density : 592 inhabitants per km²
Telephone code : (+385) 044
Postal code : 44 250
License plate : SK
Structure and administration
(status: 2013, cf. )
Community type : city
Mayor : Darinko Dumbović ( HNS )
Website :
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View of Petrinja

Petrinja [ ˈpɛtriɲâ ] (German and Italian also Petrinia ) is a town in central Croatia , not far from Sisak in the historical area of Banovina . The city belongs to the Sisak-Moslavina County ( Sisačko-moslavačka županija ) and has about 25,000 inhabitants (including the neighboring villages). It is on the right of the Kupa . To the west of the city is the Petrova gora (Petersberg) mountain range .


The Roman Catholic Church of St. Laurentius with a park in the city center

Serbian Orthodox

The Serbian Orthodox Church of St. Spyridon was built in 1785 and was destroyed by the Ustaša in World War II. The church, rebuilt in the 1970s, was destroyed in the Croatian War in 1991 . In 1994, during the war, the construction of a third church began; this church building was demolished in 1997. The fourth church of St. Spyridon has been built at the old location since 2019.

The Serbian Orthodox cemetery church of St. Nicholas, built in 1878, was also badly damaged by the Ustaša in 1941, the rebuilt church was badly damaged by the Croatians from 1991 to 1993 with grenade projectiles and rifle cartridges.

Roman Catholic

The Roman Catholic Church of St. Laurentius , built in 1780 in the late Baroque - Classicist style, was destroyed during the Croatian War in 1992 and rebuilt true to the original in 2004.

Other Roman Catholic places of worship in Petrinja: The 19th century Church of St. Catherine, the Rochus Chapel, the Trinity Chapel and a chapel by the bridge over the Petrinjčica river on Ulica M. Gupca.


Petrinja is at the intersection of the national roads D 36 (to the motorway 3 / Sisak), D 37 (to Glina and direction Karlovac ) and D 30 ( Zagreb - Hrvatska Kostajnica / Bosnia and Herzegovina ). The next motorway junction is in Buševec, 30 km northeast of the city ( motorway 11 ); The expansion of the A11 to Sisak and Petrinja is also being planned. The city was connected to the Croatian railway network via the Sisak-Karlovac branch, the line was destroyed in the course of the Croatian War of 1991-1995.


Web links

  • Illustration by Johan Sibmacher from 1665: Abrises of the occupation of Petrina in Crabaten, even as it horrified the Cristen Widerumb, Ano 1596, September 20th ( digital copy )

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