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Municipality and town
Omišalj is located in Krk
Coordinates: 45°12′43″N 14°33′15″E / 45.21194°N 14.55417°E / 45.21194; 14.55417
Country  Croatia
Region Primorje
County Primorje-Gorski Kotar County
 • Mayor Mirela Ahmetović (SDP)
 • City Council
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,790
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Omišalj (Italian: Castel Muschio; German: Moschau) is a small coastal town in the north-west of the island of Krk in Croatia. The population of the town itself is 1,790 (2001), while the Omišalj municipality also includes the nearby Njivice, bringing the total up to 2,998 people. Omišalj is best known in modern times for hosting the Rijeka Airport as well as Port of Rijeka oil terminal.[2][3][4]

Omišalj - church
Mirim peninsula - petrol terminal

Ancient history[edit]

Omišalj is one of the oldest towns on Krk, dating from the 3rd century, when it was built by the Romans and named Fulfinium. The town was built on the cliff overlooking the bay of Kvarner, some 80 meters above sea level. It is the site of an early Christian basilica. The town was referred to in the 12th century as "Castri musculi": this is from the Latin Ad musculi meaning "the place of shells".


  1. ^ "Konačni rezultati izbora" (PDF) (in Croatian). Retrieved 7 Jun 2017. 
  2. ^ "Terminals – Liquid Cargo Terminal". Port of Rijeka Authority. Retrieved August 26, 2011. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "DINA – Petrokemija d.d., Omišalj". DIOKI d.d. Retrieved August 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ "The Omišalj Port and Terminal". Jadranski naftovod. Retrieved August 26, 2011. 

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Coordinates: 45°12′43″N 14°33′15″E / 45.21194°N 14.55417°E / 45.21194; 14.55417