Starigrad, Zadar County

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Starigrad is located in Croatia
Starigrad
Starigrad
Starigrad (Croatia)
Starigrad Harbour

Starigrad (Italian: Cittavecchia) is a municipality in Croatia in the Zadar County. The total population is 1,876 (census 2011).[1] According to the 2011 census, 96% of the population are Croats.[2]

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

  • Seline, population 469
  • Starigrad, population 1,140
  • Tribanj, population 267

History[edit]

St. Peter Chapel
Mirila

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.[3] 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 "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Starigrad". 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 Zadar". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 
  3. ^ "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