List of islands of Croatia

The Croatian islands (Croatian Hrvatski otoci ) located in front of the coast of Croatia in the Adriatic Sea, an offshoot of the Mediterranean. The Croatian coast is known worldwide as one of the most rugged coasts at all. One could therefore also be described as " archipelagische coast".

Altogether there are 1,244 islands before the coast of Croatia, islets and rocks. Only 47 islands are inhabited. The coastline of all Croatian islands is 4398 km. The coastline of the Croatian mainland is 1778 km. Thus, the total Croatian coastline is 6176 km. Spain has comparatively a total coastline of 4964 km.

In the Croatian Adriatic In total there are 553 islands and 644 rocks. The total area of all Croatian islands, islets, reefs and rocks is 3259.57 square kilometers. Most Croatian islands located in the central part of the Croatian coast.

As islands ( kroat. Sg otok ) surfaces which are larger than one square kilometer apply. Islands ( kroat. Sg Otočić ) are surfaces that are smaller than a km ² Quadratkilomer and greater than 0.01. Rocks ( kroat. Sg Hrid ) are less than 0.01 km ².

  • 2.1 Zadar Islands
  • 2.2 Šibenik Islands
  • 3.1 Central Dalmatian Islands
  • 3.2 islands in the Dubrovnik region
  • 3.3 The Elafite off Dubrovnik
  • 5.1 Islands
  • 5.2 islets

Northern Adriatic

Islands off the peninsula of Istria

Off the coast of Istria are the Brijuni Islands. This archipelago consists of 14 islands and stands today as a national park under state protection.

Kvarner Bay and Kvarnerić

In the Kvarner Bay and the smaller Kvarnerić are some of the largest islands in Croatia. Long considered as Krk is the largest island in the Adriatic, in the meantime the island of Cres has held this status. The last measurements showed for both islands an identical size of 405.78 square kilometers. On Krk is also the airport of Rijeka. Nearby are Cres, Lošinj ( Veli and Mali Lošinj), the former convict island Goli otok (translated "naked island " ), in addition Susak (not to be confused with Susac ) and Unije. In addition, Rab belongs to this region.

Central Adriatic

In the middle Adriatic, there is most of the islands, especially many small islands or island groups. The area includes most of Northern Dalmatia.

Zadar Islands

The island of Pag belongs partly to Lika- Senj Kvarner / Velebit region as well as Northern Dalmatia and is perceived as a peninsula, as it is a bridge to the island, similar to Vir. Before Zadar ( Croatian Zadarski otoci ) are Dugi Otok, the "long island ", Ugljan, also called Uljan, Pasman and Iz. In addition, the islands Premandura Olib, Silba and is nearby.

Šibenik Islands

Šibenik Islands (Croatian Šibenski otoci ) are Zlarin, Prvić, Žirje, Murter and the Kornati group, which partly belong to the National Park Kornati.

South Adriatic

Central Dalmatian Islands

The central Dalmatian islands or islands off Split ( Croatian Srednjodalmatinski otoci or Splitski otoci ) are Ciovo, Drvenik, on which the settlements Veli and Mali are, Brac, Solta and Hvar, where the most sunshine hours are measured within Croatia. Furthermore Šćedro and Vis, on which there was a military base to Yugoslav times, Biševo, Svetac and Palagruža, the farthest from the Croatian mainland island. Furthermore Jabuka and Brusnik, which are the only Adriatic islands of volcanic origin.

The city of Trogir is situated on an island.

Islands in the Dubrovnik region

At the southern Dalmatian islands include the island of Korcula, which is today the most densely populated, the island Lastovo, on which was a small military base to Yugoslav times, and the Peljesac peninsula. In brief, the largest bridge in Croatia should lead on this peninsula. On Mljet is the same National Park Mljet. Susac is not to be confused with Susak.

The Elafite off Dubrovnik

Before Dubrovnik lies the archipelago of Elaphiten. This includes the islands Koločep, Lopud and Sipan and other eleven associated islands.

Croatian peninsulas

The largest Croatian peninsulas are Istria and Peljesac ( see above).

Islands on the size and number of inhabitants