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Perušić is a town and a municipality in Lika-Senj County, Croatia. The municipality has 2,638 inhabitants, while the town itself has 852. The municipality is part of Lika, a mountainous region in central Croatia. The Kosinj region is located near the town.GeographyUrban Perusic is located in the southeastern part of Lika, at an altitude 575-600, lying in one of the many valleys of the area - a field between the railway line east of Citadels and the hills west of Klis, along the main communication . The most important are the routes through which the Perušić well connected: state road D-50 between Otocac and Gospic, the Zagreb-Split highway and the main railway 11th MPHistoryPerušić's emergence as an organized settlement dates from the early modern period, when the settlement is located on the border line between the Ottoman Empire and Europe. It was first mentioned Perušić in 1487. It was founded by brothers Dominic and Gaspar Perušić, from a noble family that comes from the hinterland. According to their last place gets its name, a family built on a hill fortress of defense in the literature have different names for Perušić: old city, Gradina, and people usually just say Perušić tower. When the Turks conquered the Lika and Krbava Perušić, as part of Lika Sandzak, it became the main stronghold of the Turkish Like. Turks in the same period belonged to the whole Kosinjski end. Continually inhabited desolate area to determine its border zone by Venice and the Habsburg Monarchy. This, the borderland between the three great empires was the scene of constant warfare. Exemption from the Turkish authorities in Lika began in 1685.
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