Town of Krk
|• Mayor||Darijo Vasilić (PGS)|
|• City Council|
|• Town||107.1 km2 (41.4 sq mi)|
|• Urban||18.4 km2 (7.1 sq mi)|
|Elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|• Density||64/km2 (160/sq mi)|
|• Urban density||210/km2 (550/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
It is located on the southwest coast of the island and is the historical seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Krk.
The city is ancient, being among the oldest in the Adriatic Sea. It has been continuously inhabited since ancient times including the Illyrians and later the Romans, and was once part of the Byzantine Theme Dalmatia after the Western Roman Empire had fallen to the barbarians.
Roman ruins can be seen today in some parts of the town, for example mosaics in the houses. The city had also preserved many medieval fortifications, including Frankopan Castle close to the Kamplin park, and part of the city walls built during the five centuries when the Republic of Venice ruled the city.
The main square of the old city is called Kamplin: which is derived from the Latin word "campus", meaning field. During Roman times, a training area was located here close to the thermal Roman spas. The remnants of the temple columns at the square gives witness to a large building from Roman times.
In the 13th century one of the "cadet branches" of the aristocratic Italian Frangipani family settled in the city and gave rise to the Croatian family of the Frankopan. Krk was the last Croatian island to be occupied by the Venetians. Krk and surrounding area were known for large use of glagoljica. In the 19th century the city was center of the Illyrian movement.
The city was once known for its unique Romance language called Vegliotic (one of the two main branches of the extinct Dalmatian language), which was spoken until the early 19th century. There was a large Italian community in the city, but Italy eventually gave up the island in favor of Yugoslavia in 1921 (when the city was officially called Krk for the first time), and many of its Italian-speaking residents subsequently left for Istria and Italy.
There it is still a small indigenous Italian community, represented within the "Unione Italiana" of Croatia.
- Bajčići - 123
- Brusići - 43
- Brzac - 174
- Kornić - 500
- Krk - 3935
- Lakmartin - 32
- Linardići - 151
- Milohnići - 102
- Muraj - 69
- Nenadići - 164
- Pinezići - 258
- Poljica - 83
- Skrbčići - 173
- Vrh - 939
- Žgaljići - 70
- City of Krk culture centre (Centar za kulturu Grada Krka), founded in 1995
- City library Krk (Gradska knjižnica Krk), founded in 1990
- International summer school of Croatian language and culture, organised by Faculty of Croatian Studies
Krk Old Town
Houses in Krk
Boats at the port
Church of the Assumption
Kamplin Square during a tourist season
- Register of spatial units of the State Geodetic Administration of the Republic of Croatia. Wikidata Q119585703.
- "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2021 Census". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in 2021. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. 2022.
- "Centar za kulturu Grada Krka" (in Croatian). City of Krk. Retrieved 27 June 2023.
- "Gradska knjižnica Krk" (in Croatian). City of Krk. Retrieved 27 June 2023.
- "U gradu Krku krenula Međunarodna ljetna škola hrvatskoga jezika i kulture" (in Croatian). Croatian Radiotelevision. 26 June 2023. Retrieved 27 June 2023.