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Church of Croatian Martyrs
Church of Croatian Martyrs
Čavoglave is located in Croatia
Coordinates: 43°47′01″N 16°20′14″E / 43.78361°N 16.33722°E / 43.78361; 16.33722
Country Croatia
CountyŠibenik-Knin County
1,380 ft (420 m)
 • Total300
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Čavoglave is a village in Croatia. It has a population of 300.[1] It is part of the Ružić municipality, in Šibenik-Knin County.

During the Croatian War of Independence in 1991, Čavoglave became well-known because of the band Thompson's song Bojna Čavoglave. The band's leader, Marko Perković, was born there. He built a "Church of Croatian Martyrs" in Čavoglave, as a memorial for Croatian Army soldiers and civilians who died during the Croatian War of Independence.[2] There is an annual fund raising concert in honor of Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day in Čavoglave. Thousands of people visit the concert every year.[3] The 2011 Croatian census said that the village had 300 people. 100% of them were Croatian and Roman Catholic.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Census 2011
  2. "Blagoslovljena zvona crkve Hrvatskih mučenika u Čavoglavama" (in Croatian). radiodrnis.hr. Archived from the original on 18 August 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  3. "Thompson opet blizu "magične" brojke od 100 tisuća posjetitelja". Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian). 5 August 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2012.

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Coordinates: 43°47′N 16°20′E / 43.783°N 16.333°E / 43.783; 16.333