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Dusk from Punta Skala in Petrčane
Dusk from Punta Skala in Petrčane
Petrčane is located in Croatia
Coordinates: 44°11′18″N 15°9′56″E / 44.18833°N 15.16556°E / 44.18833; 15.16556
Country Croatia
CountyZadar County
 • Total601
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Petrčane is a dalmatian village located some 12 kilometres north of the town of Zadar, Croatia.

Petrčane, historically sometimes referred to as Petrčani, is a 900-year old village with a population of 601 as of 2011. It has a bay surrounded by two peninsulas – Punta Radman and Punta Skala. Traditionally inhabitants were farmers and fishermen while today tourism is the main source of income for the local population who rent apartments, rooms and villas. The historical towns Nin and Zadar are a located to the north and south of the village.


  1. ^ "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Petrčane". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.

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