Croats of Boka Kotorska

Croats of Boka Kotorska

The Croats have a minority in Boka Kotorska (Bay of Kotor), a coastal region in Montenegro, the largest of their kind in Tivat. They are also known as Bokelji, a common name for all inhabitants for of Boka Kotorska. Tivat is home to the minority political party Croatian Civic Initiative, and to the National Council of Croats in Montenegro.[1]



Many Croats in this region are followers of the Roman Catholic Church. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kotor in Kotor is part of the Archdiocese of Split-Makarska in Croatia and its faithful are mostly the Croats in Boka.

Places of Worship

Notable Individuals


Census Year
District Number of Croats Percentage
Herceg-Novi 8.39%
Kotor 25.94%
Boka kotorska 22.26%
Census Year
Municipality Number of Croats Percentage
Herceg-Novi 1,544 10.18%
Kotor 3,483 20.92%
Tivat 3,423 57.29%
Herceg-Novi 1,195 6.5%
Kotor 2,612 13.8%
Tivat 3,375 48.73%
Herceg-Novi 702 3.01%
Kotor 1,644 8.03%
Tivat 2,876 30.87%
Herceg-Novi 630 2.28%
Kotor 1,617 7.2%
Tivat 2,663 23.35%
Herceg-Novi 831 2.45%
Kotor 1,842 7.84%
Tivat 2,761 19.73%


  1. ^ "Croatian Council Established". Vijesti. [dead link]

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