Orašac, Croatia

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Aerial view of Orašac
Aerial view of Orašac
Orašac is located in Croatia
Coordinates: 42°42′01″N 18°00′44″E / 42.70028°N 18.01222°E / 42.70028; 18.01222
Country Croatia
County Dubrovnik-Neretva County
Municipality Dubrovnik
 • Total5.8 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
 • Total742
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
20235 Zaton Veliki

Orašac (Italian: Valdinoce) is a village in southern Croatia, administratively located in the City of Dubrovnik. It is located between Trsteno and Zaton, northwest of Dubrovnik.


This village was founded around AD 1040. In the centre of the town the houses are built close to each other. This once was a means of protection from the Narentines.

St. Nicholas church

There are many old churches (such as the St Nicholas church built in 1250) and chapels, including the Arapovo castle, where the chief magistrate of Florence, the gonfaloniere Piero Soderini is believed to have stayed in 1512–3, before he left for Rome.

During the Croatian War of Independence, the large hotel complex Dubrovački vrtovi sunca was destroyed and was reopened in 2009 after a year of renovation and reconstruction.[3]


According to the 2021 census, its population was 742.[2]

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  1. ^ Register of spatial units of the State Geodetic Administration of the Republic of Croatia. Wikidata Q119585703.
  2. ^ a b "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2021 Census". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in 2021. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. 2022.
  3. ^ "Naša priča". DUBROVNIK SUN GARDENS (in Croatian). Retrieved 2023-04-07.

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