Town of Novska
|• Mayor||Marin Piletić (HDZ)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (Central European Time)|
Novska is a town in the Sisak-Moslavina County of Croatia. It is located in western part of the historic region of Slavonia, between Kutina and Nova Gradiška, 94 km (58 mi) linear distance southeast of the capital, Zagreb.
Novska has a total population of 13,518 in the following settlements:
- Bair, population 6
- Borovac, population 273
- Brestača, population 913
- Brezovac, population 9
- Bročice, population 964
- Jazavica, population 398
- Kozarice, population 433
- Kričke, population 23
- Lovska, population 9
- Nova Subocka, population 713
- Novi Grabovac, population 14
- Novska, population 7,028
- Paklenica, population 279
- Plesmo, population 87
- Popovac, population 10
- Rađenovci, population 2
- Rajčići, population 4
- Rajić, population 875
- Roždanik, population 262
- Sigetac, population 122
- Stara Subocka, population 502
- Stari Grabovac
- Voćarica, population 199
In the 2011 census, 91.64% (12,388) of the population were Croats and 4.74% (641) were Serbs. In 1991 in the town lived 24,696 inhabitants, Croats 16,556 (67.03%), Serbs 5,402 (21.87%), Yugoslavs 675 (2.73%), others 2,063 (8.35%).
Before 1881, Novska was part of the Austrian monarchy (Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia after the compromise of 1867), in the Slavonian Military Frontier, Gradiskaner Regiment N°VIII. Between 1881 and 1918, in the Požega County of the Kingdom.
During the Croatian War of Independence two separate mass murders of Serb civilians took place in the town. On 21 November 1991, four Serbs were tortured and killed. On 18 December 1991, four Serbs were shot with one managing to survive. In the first case, Croatian Army soldier Damir Vida Raguž was found guilty of war crimes in a first-instance verdict and sentenced to 20 years in prison, while the other accused, Željko Škledar was acquitted. The verdict was overturned however and following a re-trial, both were acquitted. In the second case, Željko Belina and Dejan Milić were sentenced by the Zagreb County Court to 10 and 9 years in prison, respectively, following a Supreme Court reversal of an earlier adjudication.
Transport and industry
The Croatian railway lines M103, M104 and M105 are connected with each other at the Novska railway station. All of them and the A3 motorway, which runs passes by south of the town, are part of Pan-European Corridor X. Novska is known for its steel elbow[clarification needed] factory, Metaflex.
- "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Novska". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
- "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Sisak-Moslavina". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
- Map of the Corinphila-Auktionen 2003.
- "Novska". snv.hr. Serb National Council.
- "30 godina od ubojstva Mihajla Šeatovića, supružnika Rašković i Ljubana Vujića". documenta.hr (in Croatian). Documenta – Center for Dealing with the Past. 21 November 2021.