Drvenik Veli

Coordinates: 43°26′39″N 16°08′44″E / 43.444226°N 16.145439°E / 43.444226; 16.145439
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Drvenik Veli
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Drvenik Veli is located in Croatia
Drvenik Veli
Drvenik Veli
LocationAdriatic Sea
Coordinates43°26′39″N 16°08′44″E / 43.444226°N 16.145439°E / 43.444226; 16.145439
Area12.07 km2 (4.66 sq mi)
Highest elevation178 m (584 ft)
Population150 (2011)

Drvenik Veli is a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea. It is situated in the middle of the 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[5] or 16th century.[6] In Croatian documents from the 13th century, the island is mentioned as "Gerona" or "Giruna".[5] The main industries on the island are agriculture, fishing and tourism.[5][7] The coast of the island consists of many sand and pebble beaches.[7]

Drvenik Veli


  1. ^ (in Croatian) Basic facts about Drvenik Archived 2007-02-11 at the Wayback Machine
  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. 9 (1). Zadar: 5–32. doi:10.15291/geoadria.127. Retrieved 2019-12-26.
  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). Vol. 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 (in Croatian) "Drvenik veli". General Encyclopedia of the Yugoslav Lexicographical Institute (in Croatian). Vol. 2. Zagreb: Yugoslav Lexicographical Institute. 1977.
  6. ^ Andreis 1998, p. 228.
  7. ^ a b (in Croatian) First Croatian online peljar


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