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Island of Vrgada.JPG
LocationAdriatic Sea
Coordinates43°51′08″N 15°30′08″E / 43.852231°N 15.50231°E / 43.852231; 15.50231Coordinates: 43°51′08″N 15°30′08″E / 43.852231°N 15.50231°E / 43.852231; 15.50231
Area3.7 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Highest elevation112 m (367 ft)[1]
Highest pointSrabljinovac[1]

Vrgada (Croatian pronunciation: [vř̩ɡaːda]) is an island off the coast of Croatia in the Adriatic Sea. It is located halfway between Zadar and Šibenik, in the archipelago northwest of Murter and south of Biograd na moru, 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km) from the mainland.[2] It has area of 3.7 square kilometres (1 square mile).[3][4] and population of 249.[5] The only settlement on the island is also named Vrgada[1] and is surrounded with pine forest.[4][6] Main industries are agriculture and fishing.[4] On northeast coast, there are several small coves.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Vrgada". Croatian Encyclopedia (in Croatian). Miroslav Krleža Institute of Lexicography. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Vrgada on pakostane.hr". Archived from the original on 2006-07-16. Retrieved 2006-09-11.
  3. ^ Duplančić Leder, Tea; Ujević, Tin; Čala, Mendi (June 2004). "Coastline lengths and areas of islands in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea determined from the topographic maps at the scale of 1 : 25 000" (PDF). Geoadria. Zadar. 9 (1): 5–32. doi:10.15291/geoadria.127. Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  4. ^ a b c d First Croatian online peljar
  5. ^ Ostroški, Ljiljana, ed. (December 2015). Statistički ljetopis Republike Hrvatske 2015 [Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia 2015] (PDF). Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia (in Croatian and English). 47. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. p. 47. ISSN 1333-3305. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  6. ^ Vrgada on pakostane.info