Coordinates: 43°35′N 15°56′E / 43.583°N 15.933°E / 43.583; 15.933
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Općina Primošten
Municipality of Primošten
View of Primošten
View of Primošten
Primošten is located in Croatia
Location of Primošten within Croatia
Coordinates: 43°35′N 15°55′E / 43.583°N 15.917°E / 43.583; 15.917
Country Croatia
County Šibenik-Knin
 • Municipal mayorAntonio Štrkalj (NLSP)
 • Municipality58.5 km2 (22.6 sq mi)
 • Urban
11.4 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
 • Municipality2,627
 • Density45/km2 (120/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Urban density140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Area code022
Vehicle registrationŠI

Primošten (pronounced [prǐmɔʃtɛn]; Italian: Capocesto) is a village and municipality in Šibenik-Knin County, Croatia. It is situated in the south, between the cities of Šibenik and Trogir, on the Adriatic coast.


The total population of the municipality is 2,828 (as of 2011 census), distributed in the following settlements:[3]


In the past, Primošten was situated on the islet close to the mainland. During the Turkish invasions in 1542 the islet was protected by the walls and towers and a draw bridge connected it to the mainland. When the Turks retreated, the draw bridge was replaced by the causeway and in 1564 the settlement was named Primošten after the Croatian verb primostiti (to bridge).

It is built on a hill and is dominated by the parish church of St. George which was built in 1485 and restored in 1760 close to the local graveyard from which a unique view spreads to the sea and the surroundings.


Primošten is famous for its huge and beautiful vineyards. A photo of the vineyards of Primošten hung in the UN center in New York. Apart from its vineyards, Primošten is also known for the traditional donkey race that takes place there every summer. The largest beach in Primošten is called Raduča, and its smaller part, Mala Raduča, is voted one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in Croatia. The area's vineyards are currently under consideration to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[4]

Culture and events[edit]

Manifestation called "Primoštenske užance" is held every year in the middle of the summer in Primošten. It is a traditional folklore festival where people from Primošten exhibit their culture and the former way of living in the village.[5]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ Register of spatial units of the State Geodetic Administration of the Republic of Croatia. Wikidata Q119585703.
  2. ^ "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2021 Census". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in 2021. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. 2022.
  3. ^ "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Primošten". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  4. ^ UNESCO - Primosten
  5. ^ "Primosten - location, beaches, hotels and attractions". Retrieved 2018-03-28.

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