Drvenik Veli

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Drvenik Veli
Drvenik veliki satelite.png
Satellite image of Drvenik Veli
Geography
Location Adriatic Sea
Coordinates 43°26′39″N 16°08′44″E / 43.444226°N 16.145439°E / 43.444226; 16.145439Coordinates: 43°26′39″N 16°08′44″E / 43.444226°N 16.145439°E / 43.444226; 16.145439
Area 12.07 km2 (4.66 sq mi)
Highest elevation 178 m (584 ft)
Administration
County Split-Dalmatia
Demographics
Population 150 (2011)

Drvenik Veli (Italian: Zirona Grande) is an island in Croatian part of Adriatic Sea. It is situated in middle-Dalmatian archipelago, northwest of Šolta, 1.8 kilometres (1.1 miles) from the mainland.[1] Its area is 12.07 square kilometres (4.66 sq mi).[2][3] The highest peak is 178 metres high.[3] The only settlement on the island is the near-eponymous village of Drvenik Veliki (pronounced [dr̩v̞ɛ̌niːk v̞ɛ̂likiː]) with a population of 150 (2011 census).[4] The island was first inhabited in the 15th century.[5] Croatian monuments from the 13th century, the island is mentioned as "Gerona" or "Giruan".[5] Main industries are agriculture, fishing and tourism.[5][6] The coast of the island consists of many sand and pebble beaches.[6]

Drvenik Veli.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Croatian) Basic facts about Drvenik
  2. ^ Duplančić Leder, Tea; Ujević, Tin; Čala, Mendi (June 2004). "Coastline lengths and areas of islands in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea determined from the topographic maps at the scale of 1 : 25 000" (PDF). Geoadria. Zadar. 9 (1): 5–32. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  3. ^ a b Ostroški, Ljiljana, ed. (December 2015). Statistički ljetopis Republike Hrvatske 2015 [Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia 2015] (PDF). Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia (in Croatian and English). 47. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. p. 47. ISSN 1333-3305. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Drvenik Veli". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c (Croatian) "Drvenik veli". General Encyclopedia of the Yugoslav Lexicographical Institute (in Croatian). 2. Zagreb: Yugoslav Lexicographical Institute. 1977. 
  6. ^ a b (Croatian) First Croatian online peljar

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