Municipality of Jasenovac
|o Mayor||Marija Ma?kovi? (HDZ)|
|o Total||161.88 km2 (62.50 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Jasenovac (Croatian pronunciation: [jas?no?at?s]) is a village and a municipality in Croatia, in the southern part of the Sisak-Moslavina County at the confluence of the river Una into Sava. The name means "ash wood" or "ash forest" in Croatian, the area being ringed by such a forest. During the World War II, it was the site of the Jasenovac concentration camp.
In 1991, the total population was 3,599, Croats made up 2,419 (67.21%), while Serbs were noticeable population with 911 (25.31%). In 2001, the municipality's population was 2,391, composed of 2,179 (91%) Croats and 141 Serbs (5.90%).
In 2011, the total population was 1,997, with 1,807 (90.49%) Croats and 152 Serbs (7.61%).
The municipality of Jasenovac consists of 10 villages:
|Population by ethnicity||Total||Croats||Serbs||Germans||Czechs||Hungarians||Italians||Ruthenians||Slovenes||Note|
|Drenov Bok||922||919||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||It consisted of two hamlets: Bumbekova?a (pop. 9) and Drenov Bok (pop. 913).|
|Jasenovac||2,365||1,338||975||33||8||8||0||2||1||It consisted of two hamlets: Jasenovac (pop. 2,327) and Lon?arice (pop. 38).|
|Mlaka||1,176||37||1,138||1||0||0||0||0||0||It consisted of two independent settlements: Mlaka (pop. 823) and Jablanac Jasenova?ki (pop. 353) with two hamlets: Jablanac Jasenova?ki (pop. 350) and Jasenova?ki Strug (pop. 3).|
|Puska||832||797||29||0||0||0||6||0||0||Together with a settlement of Trebe?.|
|Tanac||182||173||9||0||0||0||0||0||0||At the time of Census it was hamlet of the settlement of U?tica. Independent settlement from 1948.|
|Trebe?||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||It was a hamlet of the settlement of Puska from 1948 as Trebe? Krapjanski, and from 1953-1981 as Trebe? Puanski. Independent settlement from 1981. For Census data see: Puska.|
|U?tica||1,194||492||702||0||0||0||0||0||0||It consisted of three hamlets: Klenov Bok (pop. 7), U?tica (pop. 1,077) and U?ti?ka Gradina (pop. 110).|
|Vi?njica||180||180||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||At the time of Census it was hamlet of the settlement of U?tica as Vi?njica U?ti?ka. Independent settlement from 1948.|
|Total||8,733||5,809 (66.51%)||2,859 (32.73%)||35 (0.40%)||10 (0.11%)||9 (0.10%)||7 (0.08%)||2 (0.02%)||2 (0.02%)|
|Population by religion||Total||Roman Catholics||Eastern Orthodox||Jews||Eastern Catholics|
|Total||8,733||5,857 (67.06%)||2,863 (32.78%)||10 (0.11%)||3 (0.03%)|
Note: 1910 census was based on language and religion, without question about ethnicity. Croatian and Serbian language were presented as one language: Croatian or Serbian. Croat and Serb ethnicity here is based on religion. Roman Catholics and Eastern Catholics (also Protestants and Jews) which language was Croatian or Serbian are presented as Croats, and Eastern Orthodox which language was Croatian or Serbian are presented as Serbs. Other ethnic groups are presented based on their language. That time Ruthenians presented together modern days ethnicities of Ukrainians and Rusyns. Jews were presented only as religious group.
During the Croatian War of Independence, in 1991, Serb forces destroyed the local three-way bridge over the Una and the Sava linking the town to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The area was subsequently mined. During the retreat of 1st Krajina Corps in 1992 from area of Jasenovac looting and burning of Serb houses was recorded and this problem was discussed by regional council of SAO Western Slavonia. While on May 1993 Government of Republic of Serbian Krajina was informed by the local residents that 18 corps of Serbian Army of Krajina which are located in Jasenovac continue with burning of the houses, also they destroyed buildings and documentation of Jasenovac concentration camp. The town was taken over by Croatian forces as part of Operation Flash on 1 May 1995.
The municipality is home to the football club NK Jasenovac.