Throughout history, the city of Gospich has played the role of a traffic and military center. It was only in the 19th century that its influence in Lika began to strengthen, today it is the administrative and cultural center of Lika-Senj County and the center of the newly established diocese. The city and its surroundings are mostly known for their natural beauty. On a small area and at about 500 m above sea level there are three national parks (Plitvice Lakes, Paklenica canyon and Northern Velebit), nature park (Velebit) and forests - parks (Laudonov gaj and Jasikovac), close to the Adriatic coast and areas under special ecological protection.
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