Kaprije

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Kaprije is located in Croatia
Kaprije
Kaprije
Location of island Kaprije on the map of Croatia.
Satellite image of Kaprije

Kaprije (Italian: Capri di Dalmazia) is an island in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea. It is situated in Šibenik archipelago. It has area of 7.11 km2 (2.75 sq mi)[1] and population of 143,[2] in the eponymous single settlement on the island. The island is composed of hills divided by transversal and longitudinal valleys where grass and sparse pine forests grow.[3] Grapes and olives are cultivated there.[4] The main industries are agriculture, fishing and tourism.[4] Automobiles are not allowed on the island.

In 14th and 15th century the island belonged to noble families from Šibenik.[3] During Ottoman conquests in 16th and 17th century, the island is inhabited by refugees from mainland.[3] Around that time, a Saint Peter's church was built on the island.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ http://www.dzs.hr/Hrv/censuses/census2011/results/censustabsxls.htm
  3. ^ a b c d (in Croatian) Kaprije on infoadriatic.com
  4. ^ a b (in Croatian) First Croatian online peljar

Coordinates: 43°41′51″N 15°42′01″E / 43.697479°N 15.700407°E / 43.697479; 15.700407