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Grad Kraljevica
Town of Kraljevica
View of Kraljevica
View of Kraljevica
Kraljevica is located in Croatia
Location of Kraljevica in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°12′52″N 14°35′51″E / 45.21444°N 14.59750°E / 45.21444; 14.59750
Country Croatia
CountyFlag of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County.png Primorje-Gorski Kotar
 • MayorDalibor Čandrlić (HDZ)
 • City Council
13 members[1]
 • Town17 km2 (7 sq mi)
 • Town4,618
 • Urban
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Kraljevica (known as Porto Re in Italian and literally translated as "King's cove" in English) is a town in the Kvarner region of Croatia, located between Rijeka and Crikvenica, approximately thirty kilometers from Opatija and near the entrance to the bridge to the island of Krk. The population of the settlement of Kraljevica itself is 2,857 with a total of 4,618 in the area of the Town of Kraljevica, which is part of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, and includes Šmrika.[2] The town is known for its shipyard which has built a number of ships for the Croatian navy.


Kraljevica is a town that was written about as early as the 13th century. Today, in addition to having the oldest shipyard on the Adriatic,[3] Kraljevica's skyline is dominated by two medieval castles and a church of the Croatian nobles Zrinski and Frankopan. Kraljevica's shipyard employed Josip Broz Tito, the former leader of Yugoslavia, during the first half of the 20th century in his early years of organizing for the Communist Party. After he became marshal of Yugoslavia following World War II the shipyard took his name, until democratic changes in the 1990s. Kraljevica was the site of an Italian-run concentration camp during WW II.

Today Kraljevica is also a popular tourist destination on the Adriatic coast. The Krk Bridge is located nearby, in the southeast part of the city.


  1. ^ "Konačni rezultati izbora" (PDF) (in Croatian). Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Kraljevica". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  3. ^ "Brodogradilište Kraljevica ide u stečaj". (in Croatian). Croatian Radiotelevision. HINA. 22 March 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2015.

Coordinates: 45°16′N 14°34′E / 45.267°N 14.567°E / 45.267; 14.567