Kaštel Gomilica

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Kaštel Gomilica
Kaštilac as seen from the west side
Kaštel Gomilica is located in Croatia
Kaštel Gomilica
Country Croatia
Region Dalmatia
County Split-Dalmatia
Municipality Kaštela
Latitude 43.33 N
Longitude 16.24 E
Surface (km²)  ?
Population 4,811 (as of 2011)
Time zone (UTC) UTC+1 CET

Kaštel Gomilica is a town within the administrative area of Kaštela in Dalmatia, Croatia.[1]

The town of Kaštela[edit]

The town of Kaštela is located on the coast of the Bay of Kaštela. It has over 40 000 inhabitants, and it is the second largest town in the Split and Dalmatia County. It stretches over the length of 17 kilometers. The town is specific because of the fact that it developed around 7 settlements or around castles. Kaštel Gomilica is the second of 7 "kaštels", counting from East.

History[edit]

Kaštel Gomilica was built in the first half of the 16th century by Benedictine nuns from Split, on the estate (Pustica) donated to them in 1078 by King Zvonimir of Croatia.[2] They also consecrated the Romanesque church of Sts. Cosmas and Damian in 1160, and erected Catholic Monastery on a small island, that became today's Kaštilac.[3]

Sport[edit]

The town is home of GOŠK Adriachem, a soccer team previously called Jugovinil.

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Coordinates: 43°33′N 16°24′E / 43.55°N 16.4°E / 43.55; 16.4