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Island of Vrgada.JPG
Location Adriatic Sea
Coordinates 43°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
Area 3.7 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Highest elevation 115 m (377 ft)
Population 249

Vrgada (Croatian pronunciation: [vř̩gaːda]) 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.[1] It has area of 3.7 square kilometres (1 square mile).[2][3] and population of 249.[4] The only settlement on the island is also named Vrgada[5] and is surrounded with pine forest.[3][6] Main industries are agriculture and fishing.[3] On northeast coast, there are several small coves.[3]


  1. ^ Vrgada on pakostane.hr
  2. ^ 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. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  3. ^ a b c d First Croatian online peljar
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ http://www.dzs.hr/hrv/censuses/census2001/Popis/H01_01_03/h01_01_03_zup13-3174.html
  6. ^ Vrgada on pakostane.info