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Preliminary communication

Settlement of Koprivnica – temporary demographic challenges

Monika Balija   ORCID icon ; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb (student)

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APA 6th Edition
Balija, M. (2017). Naselje Koprivnica - suvremeni demografski izazovi. Podravina, 16 (32), 117-135. Retrieved from
MLA 8th Edition
Balija, Monika. "Naselje Koprivnica - suvremeni demografski izazovi." Podravina, vol. 16, no. 32, 2017, pp. 117-135. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Balija, Monika. "Naselje Koprivnica - suvremeni demografski izazovi." Podravina 16, no. 32 (2017): 117-135.
Balija, M. (2017). 'Naselje Koprivnica - suvremeni demografski izazovi', Podravina, 16(32), pp. 117-135. Available at: (Accessed 23 September 2020)
Balija M. Naselje Koprivnica - suvremeni demografski izazovi. Podravina [Internet]. 2017 [cited 2020 September 23];16(32):117-135. Available from:
M. Balija, "Naselje Koprivnica - suvremeni demografski izazovi", Podravina, vol.16, no. 32, pp. 117-135, 2017. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 23 September 2020]

During the last two decades Croatia, including Koprivnica, has been affected by negative demographic trends which were caused by natural decline and growing migration of young and fertile population abroad. These processes and reactions confirm the approach in which the population is not considered as a basic resource of space and potential of planning and revitalization. That is the reason why the observed population of Croatia and the Koprivnica are in unenviable position. Since population trends are a demographic framework of spatial planning and revitalization approach, mathematical extrapolation has been used for the estimation of the total population based on the last census data from 2011. Dominant processes are increasingly oriented to the contemporary development and negatively influencing the future of the observed space, they are implying the necessity of proposing and setting up better solutions for specific developmental future, based on population and revitalization policies. Therefore, this paper gives a special review of the revitalization policies and models with the domicile and immigrant population.

Koprivnica; demographic development; natural trends; migration; depopulation; population policy

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