APA 6th Edition TURK, I., ŠIMUNIĆ, N. i POKOS, N. (2017). SUVREMENA DEMOGRAFSKA OBILJEŽJA PODGORJA. Senjski zbornik, 44 (1), 73-95. https://doi.org/10.31953/sz.44.1.5
MLA 8th Edition TURK, IVO, et al. "SUVREMENA DEMOGRAFSKA OBILJEŽJA PODGORJA." Senjski zbornik, vol. 44, br. 1, 2017, str. 73-95. https://doi.org/10.31953/sz.44.1.5. Citirano 06.05.2021.
Chicago 17th Edition TURK, IVO, NIKOLA ŠIMUNIĆ i NENAD POKOS. "SUVREMENA DEMOGRAFSKA OBILJEŽJA PODGORJA." Senjski zbornik 44, br. 1 (2017): 73-95. https://doi.org/10.31953/sz.44.1.5
Harvard TURK, I., ŠIMUNIĆ, N., i POKOS, N. (2017). 'SUVREMENA DEMOGRAFSKA OBILJEŽJA PODGORJA', Senjski zbornik, 44(1), str. 73-95. https://doi.org/10.31953/sz.44.1.5
Vancouver TURK I, ŠIMUNIĆ N, POKOS N. SUVREMENA DEMOGRAFSKA OBILJEŽJA PODGORJA. Senjski zbornik [Internet]. 2017 [pristupljeno 06.05.2021.];44(1):73-95. https://doi.org/10.31953/sz.44.1.5
IEEE I. TURK, N. ŠIMUNIĆ i N. POKOS, "SUVREMENA DEMOGRAFSKA OBILJEŽJA PODGORJA", Senjski zbornik, vol.44, br. 1, str. 73-95, 2017. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.31953/sz.44.1.5
Sažetak Podgorje encompasses the area of the Croatia Adriatic coast at the foot of Velebit. Viewed
administratively, included in the research are the settlements of the town of Senj, plus the
municipalities of Karlobag and Starigrad, which with their territory participate on the coast of
the Adriatic Sea. The observed area is divided between Lika-Senj County (Town of Senj and
the Municipality of Karlobag) and Zadar County (Municipality of Starigrad). Podgorje has very
negative demographic features. The overall depopulation has lasted, with the exception of one
intercensal period (1981-1991), continuously from 1910 when the largest population was noted
(16,782 residents). In the following one hundred years the number of inhabitants almost halved.
According to the latest census of the population from 2011 Podgorje had only 8,894 inhabitants.
The natural depopulation has been present in Podgorje for many years, which influences the
demographic conditions very negatively. The ageing of the population is in a very advanced stage.
In 1971, the ageing index was 58, whilst according to the last census from 2011, the value of this
demographic indicator had risen to as much as 187.8.
The reasons for this unfavourable demographic situation are complex. The physicalgeographical
features have unfavourable affected development in the past (the karst relief with
many steep configurations, and strong ‘bura’ wind). Today Podgorje is located in the zone of the
overlapping nodal-functional regions of Rijeka, to which its northern part gravitates, and Zadar, to
which its southern part gravitates. With the construction of the Zagreb-Split motorway and with
the planned motorway or the Rijeka-Žuta Lokva express road, Podgorje will in effect find itself in
a kind of transport-like isolation, which will not act favourably on the demographic and economic
Despite the position on the Adriatic coast which offers the good possibility for the
development of tourism, with the exception of Starigrad, where there is a starting point for trips
into Paklenica National Park, this activity in Podgorje is not more significantly developed, which
unfavourably affects the demographic conditions.