the Pakoštane municipality within the Zadar County
Pakoštane is a municipality in Croatia in the Zadar County. According to the 2011 census, there are 4,123 inhabitants, 97% of whom are Croats. North of the Vrana Lake, 6 km from Pakoštane, there is historic settlement of Vrana. Croatian general Ante Gotovina grew up in Pakoštane. It is a tourist town with many gravel beaches and pine woods. Not far from the town is the Lake Vrana Nature Park, a favorite picnicking site, abundant in fresh water fish.