Starigrad, Zadar County

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Starigrad Harbour

Starigrad (Italian: Cittavecchia) is a municipality in Croatia in the Zadar County. The total population is 1,875 (census 2011).[1] According to the 2001 census, 95% of the population are Croats.

The list of settlements in the municipality is:[1]

  • Seline, population 454
  • Starigrad, population 1,154
  • Tribanj, population 265

History[edit]

St. Peter Chapel

Argyruntum was on a 3.4-acre (14,000 m2), now silted, island in the area east of the port. Emperor Tiberius erected protective walls and towers. Findings from about four hundred tombs are an evidence of great prosperity and trade relations in the Mediterranean. The oldest relic in the vicinity of Starigrad is the St. George Chapel in Rovanjska and St. Peter's Chapel in Starigrad from the ninth or tenth century.[2] Mediaeval traces are the castles "Večka kula" (old names were: Vega, Vegium (not to be confused with Vegium (Karlobag).) and Wezuliae), which was the mediaeval Harbormasters' office, on a peninsula east of Starigrad and the "Paklarić" on the prehistoric ruins of the entrance to the Velika Paklenica.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011, First Results by Settlements" (HTML). Statistical Reports (in Croatian and English) (Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics) (1441). June 2011. ISSN 1332-0297. Retrieved 2011-08-07. 
  2. ^ "NP Palenica: cultural and historical heritage". Retrieved November 24, 2010. 

Coordinates: 44°17′43″N 15°26′17″E / 44.29528°N 15.43806°E / 44.29528; 15.43806