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.


View of Brusnik

The island is located 12 NM west of Komiža, town on island of Vis,[1] and 2 NM south-west from the island of Svetac (Sv. Andrija). The area of the island is 4.5 ha. The east coast is steep and difficult to reach, while the west coast is glacis toward the sea. Brusnik is 320 m long, 205 m wide, and has 30 meter high cliffs.

Flora and fauna[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Croatia, 4th by Piers Letcher

External links[edit]

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