Bol, Croatia

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Bol
Town
Panoramic view of the western end of Bol, with the Zlatni Rat visible in the distance
Panoramic view of the western end of Bol, with the Zlatni Rat visible in the distance
Flag of Bol
Flag
Official seal of Bol
Seal
Bol is located in Croatia
Bol
Bol
Location of Bol in Croatia
Bol is located in Split-Dalmatia County
Bol
Bol
Location of Bol in Split-Dalmatia County
Coordinates: 43°16′N 16°39′E / 43.267°N 16.650°E / 43.267; 16.650
Country  Croatia
County Split-Dalmatia County
Island Brač
Government
 • Mayor Tihomir Marinković, (Social Democratic Party of Croatia)
Area
 • Total 23 km2 (9 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,661
 • Density 72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 21420
Area code(s) 021
Website bol.hr

Bol is a town on the south of the island of Brač in the Split-Dalmatia County of Croatia, population 1,661 (2005).[1]

Bol (its name derive from the Latin word "vallum") is renowned for its most popular beach, the Zlatni Rat ("Golden cape").[2][3] It is a promontory composed mostly of pebble rock that visibly shifts with the tidal movement, a unique sight. The sea at Zlatni Rat and, indeed, the entire area is quite crystalline (and somewhat colder than usual), due to the strong current of the strait it is situated in. On a still day the stones on the sea-floor that are 30 feet down look only an arm's length away, and there are spectacular pine trees that grow down the middle of Zlatni Rat (there is a beach on either side of the horn). Bol itself is a very popular tourist destination and has a number of harbourside bars and restaurants. Bol is a popular place in the Adriatic Sea, known for good wind surfing conditions.

The Dominican church in Bol contains a number of paintings by Tripo Kokolja.

The Zlatni Rat beach


International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Bol is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Croatian Census 2001 (Popis stanovništva 2001)
  2. ^ Croatia by Jeanne Oliver.page 215
  3. ^ Walking in Croatia by Rudolf Abraham

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Coordinates: 43°16′N 16°39′E / 43.267°N 16.650°E / 43.267; 16.650