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Mali Ston
Mali Ston
Ston is located in Croatia
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
 • 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

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.


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]


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.

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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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  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
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