Split-Dalmatia County

The Split- Dalmatia [split ] ( kroat. of Split-Dalmatia županija ) is a county in the Croatian region of Dalmatia. It is located in central Dalmatia around the city of Split, ranging from the Adriatic Sea to the border with Bosnia - Herzegovina. It also includes the offshore islands, the largest of Brač, Hvar and Vis are. It has an area of ​​4524 km ² and 454 798 inhabitants ( 2011 census ). Council is based in Split.


Composition of the population of the Split- Dalmatia by ethnicity according to the census of 2011:


The Split-Dalmatia County is the second largest Croatian county.


There is mainly a Mediterranean climate (in the coastal area and on the islands ). The sub-Mediterranean climate and mountain climate is characteristic of the hinterland and the higher mountainous parts. The summers are dry and warm ( the average temperature of the air in Split in the summer is 26 ° C) and the winters are mild, with relatively little precipitation. Inside, the diurnal and annual temperature differences are larger. From the winds in these areas, the Bora is noteworthy that blows towards the sea from the mainland and usually heralds cooler and sunny weather, and the south wind Jugo ( Scirocco ), which blows from the sea towards the mainland and usually warm and overcast announces.

Natural phenomena of the County

  • Sinkholes Red Lake and Blue Lake
  • Modra špilja ( Blue Grotto ) on the island Biševo
  • Pakleni
  • Cetina Canyon
  • " Desert " Blace on the island of Brač
  • Vidova gora on the island of Brač
  • Biokovo


The Split- Dalmatia was like the majority of it is situated on the coast counties of socio- economic processes involved, which is characterized by the transfer of the economic and population center of gravity from the interior to the coast. This company conversion led to the reduction of the population in the villages (especially in the hinterland and the islands ) and to increasingly move to the cities. The industrialization phase in socialist Yugoslavia had indeed positive but also many negative consequences. An example is the heavy industry is the major polluters of the Bay of Kastela, whereby the latter is beginning to recover from the effects of excessive, environmentally damaging industrialization with greater effort and investment only recently. The foreign traffic suffered by the Civil War 1991-1995 total collapse. Today, however, he is that industry which is recovering fastest and most successful. In the past decades, and the Nautical Tourism has strongly developed. In the county there are two protected units from the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites - the Diocletian 's Palace in Split and the old town of Trogir, which should be better exploited in the further development of cultural tourism. The share of the total income of the county in the year 2001 according to which trade is convincing first place ( 43.5 %), in second place is the processing industry ( 31.05% ). Of the industries are worth mentioning: the shipbuilding, mechanical engineering, electrical industry and the textile industry.

Cities and Towns

The Split-Dalmatia County is divided into 16 cities and 39 municipalities. These are listed below, each with the population at the time of the census of 2011.


* The town includes the villages of Kastela Kastel Gomilica ( 4881 ), Kastel Luksic ( 5027 ), Kastel Luksic ( 5425 ), Kastel Novi ( 6411 ), Kastel Stari ( 7052 ), Kastel Sućurac ( 6829 ) and Kastel Štafilić ( 3042 ).