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Mrduja from Cape Zaglav
Remains of an old tower fortification on Mrduja

Mrduja is an uninhabited island in the Croatian region of Dalmatia. It is located in the Adriatic Sea, within the Split Gates between the islands of Brač and Šolta, about 400 m from Cape Zaglav near Milna. The island is nearer to Brač than to Šolta: a legend goes that the inhabitants of Brač and those of Šolta wrangled over whom the island belonged to so they used a rope in an attempt to pull it from one side of the Split Channel to the other. The people of Brač won the tug of war.[1]

A lighthouse (CRO 099[2]), the ruins of old fortification, and several pines, agaves and opuntias grace the islet, which is the turning point for the Mrduja Regatta.


Location Central Dalmatia
Surface area 0.013 km2[3]
Coast line 0.4 km[3]
Highest point 11 m
Inhabitants 0

See also[edit]


  1. ^ MRDUJA ::
  2. ^ Mrduja Lighthouse - ARLHS CRO-099
  3. ^ a b 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 2011-02-03. 

Coordinates: 43°20.3′N 16°24.9′E / 43.3383°N 16.4150°E / 43.3383; 16.4150