Lopar, Croatia

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San Marino Beach
San Marino Beach
Lopar is located in Croatia
Location of Lopar within Croatia
Coordinates: 44°49′48″N 14°43′48″E / 44.83000°N 14.73000°E / 44.83000; 14.73000
Country Croatia
County Primorje-Gorski Kotar County
 • Mayor Josip Borić (HDZ)
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,263
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 51 281
Area code(s) 051
Website opcina-lopar.hr

Lopar (Italian: Loparo) is a Croatian municipality of Primorje–Gorski Kotar County. It gained the municipality status in 2006 and its population is 1,263 (2011).


Lukovac island as seen from Paradise shore

The municipality is situated in the northeastern part of the Rab island. Close to its coast there are located the two little islands of Goli otok and Sveti Grgur.

Notable people[edit]

Lopar is considered the birthplace of Saint Marinus (born in the island of Rab), the founder of the eponymous republic.


Lopar is popular for its sandy beaches like San Marino beach, or Sahara Beach.

Livacina Beach next to Paradise Beach in Lopar

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Lopar". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 

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Coordinates: 44°49′48″N 14°43′48″E / 44.83000°N 14.73000°E / 44.83000; 14.73000