Desne

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Desne
Village
Facing northeast, overlooking the residences of Desne's small population
Facing northeast, overlooking the residences of Desne's small population
Desne is located in Croatia
Desne
Desne
Coordinates: 43°3′N 17°31′E / 43.050°N 17.517°E / 43.050; 17.517Coordinates: 43°3′N 17°31′E / 43.050°N 17.517°E / 43.050; 17.517
Country  Croatia
County Dubrovnik-Neretva County
Municipality Kula Norinska
Settled prior to 1361 A.D.
Population (2001 census)[1]
 • Total 130
Postal code 20341 Kula Norinska
Area code(s) +385 (020)

Desne is one of nine villages of the Municipality of Kula Norinska, in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, of Croatia's Dalmatian coast.

Geography[edit]

The village lies in a valley partly encircled by the mountain ranges:

The valley begins as an inlet from the Adriatic Sea, with its narrow mouth in the East and extends into the West and opens up into a lake, named Lake Desne. Close by lies another lake named Modro Oko and the both are protected landmarks under the 'significant landmarks' category.

History[edit]

Desne, by its present name, is the earliest settlement in the Neretva Valley to be mentioned in historic literature. The first documented mention of Desne from 1361 - 1385 A.D. appears in a set of Dubrovnik's archive as the home of a monarch.

Patron Saint[edit]

Saint George, (Sv. Jure) is the patron saint of Desne, with the Sv. Jure Desne church erected in his honour.

Notable persons from Desne[edit]

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