Kamanje info

Northwestern part of Karlovac county

Kamanje info

an hour from Zagreb and half an hour from the traffic hub in Karlovac

The municipality has a rural character and includes 7 settlements: Brlog Ozaljski, Kamanje, Mali Vrh Kamanjski, Orljakovo, Preseka Ozaljska, Reštovo and Veliki Vrh Kamanjski. The settlements are surrounded by natural meadows, forests and areas cultivated under vineyards, gardens and orchards.

The municipality of Kamanje is located in the western part of Karlovac County, along the river Kupa in the north, which along its entire length through the municipality of Kamanje, is the border river between the Republic of Croatia and the Republic of Slovenia.

The municipal center of Kamanje, 27 km away from Karlovac and connected by a quality road and railway. In general, the traffic position of the municipality is extremely favorable, one hour from Zagreb and half an hour from the traffic hub in Karlovac, ie 15 minutes from the hub Novigrad

Interstate border crossing Jurovski Brod – Metlika, is located 5 km from the municipal center

In the west and south it borders with the Municipality of Žakanje, on the east with the City of Ozalj, and on the north with the Republic of Slovenia. It stretches for 14.81 km², occupies 0.4% of the area of ​​Karlovac County and is the smallest municipality in the county.

The municipality has a rural character and includes 7 settlements: Brlog Ozaljski, Kamanje, Mali Vrh Kamanjski, Orljakovo, Preseka Ozaljska, Reštovo and Veliki Vrh Kamanjski. The settlements are surrounded by natural meadows, forests and areas cultivated under vineyards, gardens and orchards. Kamanje received the status of a municipality on November 12, 2003. Until then, the area of ​​the Municipality belonged to the Municipality of Žakanje.

History

The Kamanj area is a historical and heritage part of the Ozalj circle and is rich in traditional localities. Kamanje is mentioned in the 16th century as one of the settlements of the Ozalj manor. However, the continuity of life in this place dates back to the Neolithic, younger Stone Age, namely archaeological research in the nearby cave Vrlovci, the oldest finds date back to that time. Throughout the Middle Ages, Kamanje was associated with the Ozalj manor, to which these two Croatian noble families gave a strong stamp until the tragic end of the Zrinsko-Frankopan conspiracy. In 1789, Kamanje became a parish and was increasingly inhabited by people from the surrounding settlements. Through the XIX. and in the twentieth century, large populations, more due to poverty than political circumstances, emigrated around the world.