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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
Area4.5 km2 (1.7 sq mi)
Highest elevation214 m (702 ft)
Highest pointPolečica
Pop. density49 /km2 (127 /sq mi)

Lopud (pronounced [lɔ̌pud]) is a small island 4.63 square kilometres (1.79 square miles)[1] 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, Orasac 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 Kolocep and Sipan. 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) 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.[3]



  1. ^ 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. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
  2. ^ Frommer's Croatia by Karen Torme Olson & Sanja Bazulic Olson
  3. ^ "No. 16888". The London Gazette. 23 April 1814. p. 858.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Lopud at Wikimedia Commons