Ston

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Ston
Mali Ston
Mali Ston
Ston is located in Croatia
Ston
Ston
The location of Konavle within Croatia
Coordinates: 42°50′N 17°42′E / 42.833°N 17.700°E / 42.833; 17.700Coordinates: 42°50′N 17°42′E / 42.833°N 17.700°E / 42.833; 17.700
Country Croatia
County Dubrovnik-Neretva county
Government
 • Mayor Vedran Antunica
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,407
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 20 230
Area code(s) +385 20
Vehicle registration DU
Website www.ston.hr

Ston (pronounced [stɔ̂n]; Italian: Stagno) is a village and municipality in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County of Croatia, located at the south of isthmus of the Pelješac peninsula. The town of Ston is the center of the Ston municipality.

Municipality[edit]

In the 2011 census, the total population of the municipality of Ston was 2,407, in the following settlements:[1]

In the same census, Croats made up an absolute majority with 98.50% of the population.[2]

History[edit]

Stefan Vojislav (fl. 1018–43) held the Byzantine titles of archon, and toparch of the Dalmatian kastra of Zeta and Ston.[3]

Ston is also known for its saltworks which were run by the Republic of Ragusa and the Ottoman Empire.

Cultural monuments[edit]

Walls of Ston[edit]

Main article: Walls of Ston

Ston was a major fort of the Ragusan Republic whose defensive walls were regarded as a notable feat of medieval architecture.[4] The town's inner wall measures 890 metres in length, while the Great Wall outside the town has a circumference of 5 km. The walls extend to Mali Ston ("Little Ston"), a smaller town on the northern side of the Pelješac isthmus and the end of the Bay of Mali Ston, notable for its mariculture.

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Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Ston". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Dubrovnik-Neretva". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 
  3. ^ Paul Magdalino (January 2003). Byzantinum in the Year 1000. BRILL. pp. 124–. ISBN 90-04-12097-1. ; Kekaumenos, ed Litavrin, 170-2
  4. ^ Ston-www.croatia1.com

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