Welcome to Knin
Knin is a historical town in the Šibenik-Knin county of Croatia, located near the source of the river Krka at, in the Dalmatian hinterland, on the railroad Zagreb–Split. It was always important traffic and strategic point, laying on the cross-roads of important ways connecting coast and inland of Croatia, near the south-west border with Bosnia and on the border between two regions of Croatia, Lika and Dalmatia. It is 1,5 hour driving from the Adriatic coast or 4,5 hours from Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Knin is known for its old fortress and river Krka. In the past it was important Roman military camp. Knin is not really a big place, but throughout its history, it showed integrity and its inhabitants have a peculiar, somewhat unpredictable character (local Serbs and Croats, surprisingly, after all this at good terms, because of mixed marriages and Kninski ‘duh’). The character of the people is as dramatic as the shape of Dinara, the imposing ‘mother- mountain of any spiritual ‘Kninjanin’.
Bundance of water is the greatest natural resource. River Krka has six confluents in Knin region: Krčić, Kosovčica, Orašnica, Butižnica, Čikola and Zrmanja on the west side. There is also river Cetina on the eastern part of Knin region. The climate is sub-Mediterranean, between Mediterranean and continental-mountain climate. Average annual air temperature in Knin 12,9°C with cold, windy winters and very hot and dry summers.