List of caves in Croatia

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This list of caves in Croatia includes 49 which are deeper than 250 m (820 ft), 14 deeper than 500 m (1,640 ft) and three deeper than 1,000 m (3,281 ft). The karst geology harbours a total of approximately 7,000 caves and pits.[1]

Deepest caves[edit]

Name Depth Length Geology and notes
Velebit caves - Lukina jama 1,392 m (4,567 ft) [1][2]
Velebit caves - Slovačka jama 1,320 m (4,330 ft) [2]
Velebit caves - near Crikvena 1,034 m (3,392 ft) [2]
Biokovo caves - Amfora Pit 788 m (2,585 ft) [2]
Velebit caves - Meduza 679 m (2,228 ft) [2]
Biokovo caves - Stara škola 576 m (1,890 ft) [2]
Biokovo caves - Vilimova jama 572 m (1,877 ft) [2]
Velebit caves - Patkov Gušt 553 m (1,814 ft) [2]
Velebit caves - Jama Olimp 537 m (1,762 ft) [2]
Velebit caves - Ledena jama u Lomskoj dulibi 536 m (1,759 ft) [2]
Stupina jama 413 m (1,355 ft) 251 m (823 ft) Deepest cave in Gorski Kotar[3]

Longest caves[edit]

Name Depth Length Geology and notes
Medvedica caves - Đulin ponor 16,396 m (53,793 ft) [1][2]
Varićakova špilja - Panjkov ponor 12,385 m (40,633 ft) [2]
Jama Kita Gaćešina 8,550 m (28,050 ft) [2]
Tounj quarry cave 8,487 m (27,844 ft) [2]
Veternica cave 7,128 m (23,386 ft) [2]


Other notable caves[edit]

Name Depth Length Geology and notes
Caves of Barać [4]
Baredine Cave 60 m (200 ft) 132 m (433 ft) [5]
Biserujka 110 m (360 ft) Near Dobrinj, on the island of Krk
Crveno jezero (the Red Lake) Near Imotski
Vrtare Male 30 m (98 ft) Contains megafauna remains from the last ice age[6]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jasminka Radović; Kristijan Čivić; Ramona Topić, eds. (2006). Biodiversity of Croatia (PDF). State Institute for Nature Protection, Ministry of Culture (Croatia). ISBN 953-7169-20-0. Retrieved 2011-11-21. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Deepest and longest speleological sites in Croatia – Situation as in September 2007" (PDF). Statistical Yearbook. Croatian Bureau of Statistics. 2009. p. 49. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  3. ^ http://www.speleologija.hr/stupinajama/index.html
  4. ^ http://www.baraceve-spilje.hr/povijest_eng.html
  5. ^ Baredine, jama kraj Poreča at istrapedia.hr (Croatian)
  6. ^ "U Dramlju pronađen najveći špiljski lav". Jutarnji list. 4 October 2007. Archived from the original on 22 November 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 

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