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Зрин[1] (in Serbian)
Zrin castle
Zrin castle
Zrin is located in Croatia
Location of Zrin Croatia
Coordinates: 45°11′31.2″N 16°22′8.4″E / 45.192000°N 16.369000°E / 45.192000; 16.369000Coordinates: 45°11′31.2″N 16°22′8.4″E / 45.192000°N 16.369000°E / 45.192000; 16.369000
Country  Croatia
County Flag of Sisak-Moslavina County.png Sisak-Moslavina
Municipality Dvor
Population (2011)
 • Total 12
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 44440 Dvor
Area code(s) + 385 (0)44

Zrin is a village in Croatia, Sisak-Moslavina County (Dvor Municipality).

In the past it was the seat of the Šubić noble family. Later the family called themselves Zrinski, after Zrin Castle. It was a stronghold of Croatian defense in the Ottoman wars. There are still ruins of Zrin Castle in the village.

Village limits of Zrin; view of the castle

The Partisans attacked the village during World War II, apparently citing a sizable Ustaše presence in the village to justify their attack. From the 9-10 September 1943, Partisan forces killed as many as 270 Croat civilians and burned the village down, together with the old Roman Catholic church of the Holy Cross, forcing many to flee.[2] After the liberation of Yugoslavia, the communist regime relocated the remaining Croatian population to confiscated houses in Slavonia after it had exiled the Volksdeutsche Danube Swabians.

In the Croatian War of Independence, Zrin was held by the Serb forces and was part of the Republic of Serbian Krajina. In Operation Storm (1995), Zrin was taken by the Croatian Army. It is inhabited by 12 residents.

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  1. ^ Government of Croatia (October 2013). "Peto izvješće Republike Hrvatske o primjeni Europske povelje o regionalnim ili manjinskim jezicima" (PDF) (in Croatian). Council of Europe. p. 36. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Zrin - od slave do genocida". Archived from the original on 4 May 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2017. 

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