Konavle

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Konavle
Municipality
Cavtat
Location of Konavle within Dubrovnik-Neretva County
Location of Konavle within Dubrovnik-Neretva County
Konavle is located in Croatia
Konavle
Konavle
The location of Konavle within Croatia
Coordinates: 42°31′7″N 18°22′5″E / 42.51861°N 18.36806°E / 42.51861; 18.36806
Country Croatia
CountyDubrovnik-Neretva County
Government
 • MayorLuka Korda (HDZ)
Area
 • Total209.25 km2 (80.79 sq mi)
Elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total8,577
 • Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
20 000
Area code(s)020
Licence plateDU
Websitekonavle.hr

Konavle (pronounced [kɔ̌naːv̞lɛ]) is a small region and municipality located southeast of Dubrovnik, Croatia.

It is administratively part of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County and forms a municipality with its center at Cavtat.

Demographics[edit]

The total municipality population was 8,577 people in 2011, split in the following 32 settlements:[1]

In the 2011 census, 97.1% of the population were Croats.[2] Historically, inhabitants of Konavle were called Canalesi.[3]

History[edit]

Even though considerably damaged during the Croatian War of Independence, Konavle maintain its status as one of the wealthiest counties in all of Croatia, consistently ranking amongst the ten richest counties.

Geography[edit]

Konavle is actually a narrow field located between the Sniježnica mountain and the Adriatic Sea, spanning the area from the coastal town of Cavtat to the Montenegrin border at Prevlaka. Other than Cavtat, only the southernmost village of Molunat is located on the coast, while the other 30 villages are in the hinterland.

The Sniježnica peak at 1234 meters of altitude is the highest point of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County and village of Kuna with its 700 m altitude is the highest village in the county. Although Gruda is the administrative center of the municipality, the largest settlement is Cavtat.

Transport[edit]

The airport for Dubrovnik is located near the Konavle village of Čilipi.

Notable people from Konavle[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Konavle". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  2. ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Dubrovnik-Neretva". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  3. ^ William Miller, Ottoman Empire and Its Successors, 1801–1927, 3rd ed. (Cambridge University Press, 1936), p. 36.

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Coordinates: 42°31′07″N 18°22′05″E / 42.51861°N 18.36806°E / 42.51861; 18.36806