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Smiljan

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Smiljan is a village in the mountainous region of Western Lika in Croatia. It is located 6km northwest of Gospić, and fifteen kilometers from the Zagreb-Split highway; its population is 418 (2011). Smiljan is famous as the birthplace of scientist Nikola Tesla.GeographyIt consists of eighteen scattered hamlets .Smiljan resort is located in the central part of the Velebit-Lika plain, on the western edge of the field at the foot of the hill Licko Krcmar. It consists of twelve villages which makes the spatial and functional unit.In the surroundings are Hill-forts Bogdanić, Smiljan and Krčmar, prehistoric tombs, the churches of St. Anastasia, St. Mark and St. Vitus. It got its name from the fort Smiljan which ruins are located at hill Vekavac.HistoryThe oldest traces of settlement on the ground of Smiljan are dating from the Middle and Late Bronze Age. On the hillfort Miljac once was situated necropolis, and were found numerous remains of Iapodian culture.The area of Smiljan was controlled by the Ottoman Empire between 1527–1686, after which the Ottoman rule was expelled from those parts by counts Jerko Rukavina and Dujam Kovačević. Until that time the Ottoman aghas, Rizvan and Zenković, from Novi near Gospić had estates in Smiljan, Bužim and Trnovac. Smiljan is in Lika-Senj County. To personalize your trip to Smiljan, create itinerary details specific to you using our Croatia trip itinerary maker website.
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