Postira

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Postira
Village
Port in Postira with church
Port in Postira with church
Postira is located in Croatia
Postira
Postira
Location of Postira within Croatia
Coordinates: 43°22′N 16°37′E / 43.367°N 16.617°E / 43.367; 16.617
Country Croatia
County Split-Dalmatia County
Island Brač
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 1,559
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) 021

Postira is a village and a municipality in Croatia in the Split-Dalmatia County on the island of Brač.

Geography[edit]

The village of Postira is located on the northern coast of the island of Brač. It is connected with nearby villages Pučišća, Splitska and Dol as well as with the city of Supetar with paved road, where local bus lines operate.

The municipality has a total population of 1,559 in two settlements:[1]

  • Dol, population 139
  • Postira, population 1,429

In the 2011 census, 98.5% of the population were Croats.[2]

Economy[edit]

The main activities are fishing, agriculture, and tourism.

Home products are olive oil and local wine. Sardina d.d. company can fish producer from the high quality Adriatic pilchard "Sardina pilchardus".

Next to the harbour are the beaches of Prvija and Zastivanje. Beach Mala Lozna is on the east end of Postira village and far more to the east, is the very attractive sand beach, Lovrečina. Near Lovrečina beach are the ruins of a large early Christian basilica from the 5th-6th century.

There are hotels Pastura, Vrilo and Lipa in the village and many private apartments. Near the port is supermarket Studenac, bakery, bank, post and market. There are also several restaurants and tourist information center.

Culture[edit]

In the center of the village is the Church of John the Baptist (Sv. Ivan Krstitelj).

Sport[edit]

N.K. Postira ex Kolektivac is local football club.

Notable persons[edit]

(in chronological order)

  • Vladimir Nazor (1876–1949), poet and writer, who was born in Postira
  • Josip Škarić (1889–1975), physician, founder of the Higijenski zavod the first bacteriology station in Balkan region
  • Ivan Matija Škarić dr.theology, Croatian translated interpretation of the Holy Bible (1793–1871)
  • Žan Jakopač, leader of Šo!Mazgoon band

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Postira". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Split-Dalmatia". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°23′N 16°38′E / 43.383°N 16.633°E / 43.383; 16.633