Baljci [ bɑʎci ] is a place in the Dalmatian hinterland, between Ruzic in the south and Drniš in the southwest. North of Baljci is the Svilaja Mountains. Baljci is about 30 km from the Adriatic coast.

  • 4.1 Education
  • 4.2 Structures
  • 4.3 climate
  • 4.4 specialties

Neighboring communities

On the territory of Baljci bordered to the east Mirlović Polje, in the south Ruzic, in the southwest Drniš

Outline of Baljci

Baljci consists of Gornji Baljci (Upper Baljci ) and Donji Baljci (sub Baljci ). Gornji Baljci ( The Upper Baljci ) is located in Svilaja Mountains. Donji Baljci ( The under Baljci ) extends to the valley of the river Čikola Petrovo Polje, which is used primarily of Agriculture.


Currently, some older residents live in Baljci. Most of the actual population has fled for reasons of military conflicts in the 90s abroad. Most of the inhabitants of Baljci now live in Serbia, Germany, America and Britain.

Baljci from 1991-1995

Between 1991-1995 Baljci was located on the territory of the then internationally unrecognized de facto Government of the Republic of Serbian Krajina ( Republika Srpska Krajina Serbo-Croatian / Република Српска Крајина ).

This was incorporated in 1995 by the action Oluja in the Croatian territory and thus the territorial sovereignty of Croatia made ​​.

" The " Storm " is one of the cruelest operations in the war in Yugoslavia. It was carried out by the Croatian army and police with U.S. backing against the self- proclaimed Republic of Serbian Krajina. As a result, approximately 250 000 Serbs their homes in Croatia had to leave and flee to Serbia. "

After the collapse of Republika Srpska Krajina, the population was forced by Baljci to leave their homes.

Baljci from 1995-2001

In 1995, the population growth reached a sad low point. Due to the exodus of the population and the complete destruction of infrastructure in 1995 by the Opertation Oluja in Baljci the population 's livelihood was robbed and thereby prevented from returning.

Ethnic affiliations in Baljci

The left figure shows the ethnic composition in Baljci with 96 % Serbs are the largest ethnic group, in the second place there are the Croats with 3%, and the rest with a share of 1%. Among the villages in the municipality Ruzic Baljci is the third largest town in 1991. With its majority Serbian population, however, it is an exception in the community Ruzic, which is predominantly inhabited by the Croatian population, and which is shown in the right figure.

Culture and sights


The primary school is located on the southern outskirts Baljci in the direct vicinity of the church of Sv. Jovan Krstitelj. The primary school Baljci part of the total school Ivan Mestrovic in the community and the school Ruzic Antun Mihanović Petropoljski in Drniš.


  • The ruins of the church Preobrazenja Gospodnjeg from 1832


There is a Mediterranean continental climate that is characterized by hot summers and temperate winters. In the summer, often blowing a light breeze from the Adriatic coast, which makes the summer bearable temperature of about 35 degrees between morning and afternoon.


  • Sir iz mišine (Croatian for cheese from a sheep fur ) is a cheese ripening process.
  • Suvi prosciutto ( smoked ham)
  • Vino (wine)

Personalities who worked in Baljci

Dragan Tarlać ( born May 9, 1973 in Novi Sad, Serbia) is a Serbian basketball player coming from Baljci. In the summer of 2000, he went to the United States to the Chicago Bulls. Through the initiative of Dragan Tarlać the church of Sv could. Jovan Krstitelj be renewed from 1730 again.

Regular events

The festival in Baljci on Ivanjdan is a long tradition in the village, it has a long tradition. The festival is held annually ever on July 7, and is the biggest festival in Baljci. Usually every day around hundreds of visitors come from all over the world to participate in the Ivanjdan Baljci.