- Croats of Boka Kotorska
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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.
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
- Crkva Gospa od Škrpjela (Our Lady of the Rocks Church)
- Katedrala Sveti Tripuna (Cathedral of Saint Tryphon)
- Don Ivo Brajnović
- Luka Brajnović
- Blessed Gracija of Mula
- Saint Leopold Mandić
- Nikola Modruški, Bishop of Modruš in Lika, Croatia, also known as Nicolaus Machinensis and Nicolo di Cattaro.
- Don Đuro Perusina
- Don Gracija Šablić
- Don Branko Sbutega
Census Year District Number of Croats Percentage 1948 Herceg-Novi 8.39% Kotor 25.94% 1953 Boka kotorska 22.26% Census Year Municipality Number of Croats Percentage 1961 Herceg-Novi 1,544 10.18% Kotor 3,483 20.92% Tivat 3,423 57.29% 1971 Herceg-Novi 1,195 6.5% Kotor 2,612 13.8% Tivat 3,375 48.73% 1981 Herceg-Novi 702 3.01% Kotor 1,644 8.03% Tivat 2,876 30.87% 1991 Herceg-Novi 630 2.28% Kotor 1,617 7.2% Tivat 2,663 23.35% 2003 Herceg-Novi 831 2.45% Kotor 1,842 7.84% Tivat 2,761 19.73%
- ^ "Croatian Council Established". Vijesti. http://www.vijesti.cg.yu/vijesti_old/naslovna.php?akcija=vijest&id=260130. [dead link]
Ethnic groups of Montenegro See also: Demographics · Demographic history
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