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Pakoštane is located in Croatia
Location of Pakoštane in Croatia
Pakoštane - Church of St.Michael
Lake Vrana from road
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.[1] 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.


  1. ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Zadar". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 

Coordinates: 43°54′34″N 15°30′29″E / 43.90944°N 15.50806°E / 43.90944; 15.50806