Petrinja [ pɛtriɲâ ] ( German and Italian also Petrinia ) is a city in central Croatia, near Sisak in the historic region of Banovina. The city belongs to the Sisak - Moslavina ( Sisačko - moslavačka županija ) and, according to the 1991 census, 23.413 inhabitants (including the neighboring towns). To the west of the city, the mountains Petrova Gora (Peter Berg). 1785 the Serbian Orthodox Church of St. Spyridon was built, this was destroyed during the Croatian War of 1991.


Petrinja is located at the intersection of national roads D 36 ( the highway 3/Sisak ), D 37 (after Glina and Karlovac direction ) and D 30 ( Zagreb Hrvatska Kostajnica / Bosnia and Herzegovina). The nearest motorway junction is located in Buševec 30 km northeast of the city ( Highway 11 ); in planning is also the extension of the A11 up to Sisak and Petrinja. About the branch line Sisak- Karlovac, the city was connected to the Croatian railway network, the route was destroyed during the war Croatia from 1991 to 1995.


  • Baron Franz Jelacic of Bužim ( kroat. Franjo Jelacic Bužimski ), ( 1746-1810 ), Croatian nobles, Austrian field marshal lieutenant and Knight of Maria Theresa Order.