Welcome to Knin
Located in a historical hot seat on the border between Dalmatia and Bosnia, Knin was an important trading centre in the Middle Ages, becoming the capital of the Croatian Kingdom in the 11th century. However, the huge Croatian flag flying atop the fortress is more to do with recent events than medieval history.
Ethnic Serbs made up 86% of the population when in 1991 Knin declared itself the capital of the breakaway Republic of Serbian Krajina. Most Serbs fled before Croatia recaptured the town in 1995 and it was subsequently repopulated with Croatian refugees from Bosnia. Knin’s economy evaporated along with the Serbs and there's still a somewhat grim feel to the town today.