Delnice town center

Location of Delnice in Croatia

Coordinates: HR 45°24′04″N 14°48′00″E / 45.401°N 14.800°E / 45.401; 14.800
Country  Croatia
County Primorje-Gorski Kotar
  Mayor Ivica Knežević (Ind.)
Population (2011)[1]
  Town 5,952
  Urban 4,379
Time zone Central European Time (UTC+1)

Delnice (pronounced [dě̞ːlnit͡se̞]) is a town in western Croatia, the largest settlement in the mountainous region of Gorski Kotar, in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. The town has a population of 4,379, and total municipality population is 5,952 (2011). Delnice is Gorski Kotar's main town. It has many shops, bars and restaurants.


The town was first mentioned in a 1482 document issued by Sabor, the Croatian Parliament.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Delnice was a district capital in the Modruš-Rijeka County of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia.


Delnice is well connected to numerous local and national destinations by train and bus. Rijeka (Croatia's third largest city) is half an hour away by road.


Delnice, along with the surrounding county of Gorski Kotar’s pristine nature offer a plethora of outdoor opportunities for an active vacation. Some of the activities include Cycling, Mountain Climbing, Rock Climbing, Running, Hiking, Cross Country running, Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Snowboarding, Camping, Kayaking, River Rafting and Hunting.


  1. "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Delnice". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.

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Coordinates: 45°24′N 14°48′E / 45.400°N 14.800°E / 45.400; 14.800

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