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Jadranovo is located in Croatia
Location of Jadranovo within Croatia
Coordinates: 45°10′N 14°41′E / 45.167°N 14.683°E / 45.167; 14.683Coordinates: 45°10′N 14°41′E / 45.167°N 14.683°E / 45.167; 14.683
Country Croatia
County Primorje-Gorski Kotar County
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,224
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 51264
Area code(s) 051

Jadranovo is a small coastal town in the northern coast of Croatia. Tourism here has flourished due to its proximity to Crikvenica.


Jadranovo is at approximately 45°10′N 14°41′E. This is 8 km from Crikvenica and 26 km from Rijeka. Jadranovo is on the sunny northern Adriatic coast and is divided into two parts by a small peninsula. This peninsula contains the Bay of Lokvišće.


Archeological Ruins Lokvišće
Church of St. James

The favourable climate of Jadranovo has already attracted early settlers. The oldest finds at the archaeological ruins of Lokvišće date back to the Stone Age (6500 BC - 4000 BC).

In the Bay of Lokvišće, there were found a large number of broken amphorae. This indicates that Lokvišće was a small port with warehouses for the production and storage of wine and olive oil.

In the 8th and 9th Century this area was populated by Croats, from the northern region of Dalmatia. The site of today’s Jadranovo was named St. James (Sveti Jakov) on a map of Iacoppa de Giroldisa in the year 1426.

On June 14, 1952 the name Sv. Jakov – Šiljevica was abolished. In a referendum in 1954 the new name Jadranovo was chosen (other proposed names were: Ribarevo, Lovorovo, Zidarevo, Radenovo).[citation needed] The inhabitants were continued to be referred to as Jakovari even after the name change to Jadranovo.


Tourism is the largest part of the economy in Jadranovo. Although Jadranovo does not have a large capacity hotel, thanks to private accommodation arranged in rooms and apartments, Jadranovo can accommodate up to three thousand guests.[citation needed] During the summer there are fun events like the traditional fishermen's festival. Saint James's Feast is also celebrated on July 25th with live music.


Jadranovo has 1,224 inhabitants (2011 census).


  1. ^ "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Jadranovo". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.