Drvenik Veli

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Drvenik Veli
Drvenik veliki satelite.png
Satellite image of Drvenik Veli
Location Adriatic Sea
Coordinates 43°26′39″N 16°08′44″E / 43.444226°N 16.145439°E / 43.444226; 16.145439Coordinates: 43°26′39″N 16°08′44″E / 43.444226°N 16.145439°E / 43.444226; 16.145439
Area 12.07 km2 (4.66 sq mi)
Highest elevation 178 m (584 ft)
County Split-Dalmatia
Population 150 (2011)

Drvenik Veli (Italian: Zirona Grande) is an island in Croatian part of Adriatic Sea. It is situated in middle-Dalmatian archipelago, northwest of Šolta, 1.8 kilometres (1.1 miles) from the mainland.[1] Its area is 12.07 square kilometres (4.66 sq mi).[2][3] The highest peak is 178 metres high.[3] The only settlement on the island is the near-eponymous village of Drvenik Veliki (pronounced [dr̩v̞ɛ̌niːk v̞ɛ̂likiː]) with a population of 150 (2011 census).[4]

The island was first inhabited in the 15th[5] or 16th century.[6] In Croatian documents from the 13th century, the island is mentioned as "Gerona" or "Giruna".[5] Main industries are agriculture, fishing and tourism.[5][7] The coast of the island consists of many sand and pebble beaches.[7]

Drvenik Veli


  1. ^ (in Croatian) Basic facts about Drvenik
  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 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.
  4. ^ "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Drvenik Veli". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  5. ^ a b c (in Croatian) "Drvenik veli". General Encyclopedia of the Yugoslav Lexicographical Institute (in Croatian). 2. Zagreb: Yugoslav Lexicographical Institute. 1977.
  6. ^ Andreis 1998, p. 228.
  7. ^ a b (in Croatian) First Croatian online peljar


  • Andreis, Mladen (October 1998). "Povijesna demografija Velog Drvenika, Malog Drvenika i Vinišća do god. 1900" (PDF). Radovi Zavoda za povijesne znanosti HAZU u Zadru (in Croatian) (40): 227–301. Retrieved 14 September 2018.

External links

  • (in Croatian) Web site dedicated to Drvenik veliki
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