Plitvička Jezera is a municipality (općina) in central Croatia
, in the eastern part of the Lika
county, that lies in and near the eponymous Plitvice Lakes National Park
, bisected by the D1 main road (Zagreb
). Its total area is 539.08 km sq. The main town and seat of the municipality is Korenica
Other smaller towns and villages are Bjelopolje, Jezerce, Gornji Vaganac, Ličko Petrovo Selo, Plitvice and Smoljanac. According to 2001 census, its total population was 4,668. The ethnic composition of Plitvička Jezera is 67.3% Croat and 30.5% Serb. The pre-war numbers show a Serb majority.
It is most famous for the Plitvice Lakes National Park, a major tourist destination and its main source of income, together with arable lands, grazing lands and woods. Due to the Plitvice Lakes National Park unique geological evolution and beauty, it was entered in the UNESCO World
heritage list in 1979.