Jabuka (island)

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Jabuka (pronounced [jâbuka], which means apple in Croatian) is an uninhabited volcanic island in the Adriatic Sea, west of the island of Vis.[1][2] It is part of the Dalmatian archipelago. The closest land mass, yet small, are Svetac and Brusnik.

Flora and fauna[edit]

View of 97m tall Jabuka island from southwest
View from Biševo island: from left to right: Brusnik, Svetac, Jabuka.

Its coast is steep and difficult to approach, and landings can be made only when the weather is clear. The easiest access is on the south-west side. On the island, noteworthy species such as a Dalmatian Wall Lizard and some plants (Centaurea jabukensis and Centaurea crithmifolia, both Asteraceae) are protected endemics. In 1958 the island was declared a geological monument of nature. The surrounding sea is rich with fish, especially sea bream.

Geological features[edit]

Jabuka has 97-meter (318 ft) tall cliffs. All sea lanes avoid the island, because its magnetic form confuses compasses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walking in Croatia by Rudolf Abraham
  2. ^ Frommer's Croatia by Karen Torme Olson

Coordinates: 43°05′N 15°27′E / 43.083°N 15.450°E / 43.083; 15.450