Brusnik (island)

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Brusnik (island) is located in Croatia
Brusnik (island)
Location of Brusnik in Croatia

Brusnik is an uninhabited volcanic island in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea. The island is part of the Dalmatian archipelago.


The island's name comes from the word brus ("whetstone"), because volcanic rocks from the island were used for making whetstones.[1]


View of Brusnik

The island is located 12 NM west of Komiža, town on island of Vis,[2] and 2 NM south-west from the island of Svetac (Sv. Andrija).

The area of the island is 3 ha.[3] Brusnik is 320 m long, 205 m wide, and has 30 meter high cliffs. The east coast is steep and difficult to reach, while the west coast is glacis toward the sea.

Flora and fauna[edit]

In 1951, the island was declared a geological monument of nature. On the island, there is the endemic species of black lizard (Podarcis melisellensis pomoensis). The surrounding sea is rich with fish, especially blue fish.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bogdanović & Mitić 2003, p. 104.
  2. ^ Croatia, 4th by Piers Letcher
  3. ^ Šerić 2006, p. 25.


  • Bogdanović, Sandro; Mitić, Božena (October 2003). "The flora of the volcanic island of Brusnik (central Dalmatia, Croatia)" (PDF). Acta Botanica Croatica (in Croatian). 62 (2): 103–113. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  • Šerić, Neven (2006). Biserna ogrlica - pučinski otoci srednjeg Jadrana (RTF) (in Croatian). Marjan tisak. ISBN 953-214-367-X. Retrieved 5 July 2018.

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Coordinates: 43°00′N 15°48′E / 43.000°N 15.800°E / 43.000; 15.800