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 the middle of the 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-08-04. 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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