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LocationAdriatic Sea
CoordinatesCoordinates: 42°41′N 17°57′E / 42.683°N 17.950°E / 42.683; 17.950
ArchipelagoElaphiti Islands
Area4.63 km2 (1.79 sq mi)
Highest elevation214 m (702 ft)
Highest pointPolečica
Population249 (2011)[1]
Pop. density49 /km2 (127 /sq mi)

Lopud (pronounced [lɔ̌pud]) is a small island off the coast of Dalmatia, southern Croatia. Lopud is economically the most developed of the Elaphiti Islands, and can be reached by boat from Dubrovnik, Trsteno, Orašac and Zaton. The island is famous for its sandy beaches,[2] in particular the bay of Šunj. Lopud is the second largest island of the Elaphiti islands, between Koločep and Šipan. It is famous as the "island in the middle" (Insula Media, or Mezzo). It has an area of 4.63 square kilometres (1.79 square miles)4.63 square kilometres (1.79 square miles)[3] and its highest point is Polačica, 216 metres (709 feet) above sea level. It has 11.5 km (7 mi) of coastline, of which 1.2 km (1 mi) is sandy.


On 22 July 1813, marines and seamen from HMS Saracen and HMS Weazel captured the French garrison on the island, which consisted of six guns and 59 men.[4]



  1. ^ Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia 2017 (PDF) (in Croatian and English). Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2017. p. 45. ISSN 1333-3305. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  2. ^ Frommer's Croatia by Karen Torme Olson & Sanja Bazulic Olson
  3. ^ Duplančić Leder, Tea; Ujević, Tin; Čala, Mendi (June 2004). "Coastline lengths and areas of islands in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea determined from the topographic maps at the scale of 1 : 25 000" (PDF). Geoadria. Zadar. 9 (1): 5–32. doi:10.15291/geoadria.127. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  4. ^ "No. 16888". The London Gazette. 23 April 1814. p. 858.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Lopud at Wikimedia Commons