Premuda


Premuda

Infobox Islands
name = Premuda


image caption = Harbor of Premuda
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native name =
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location = Adriatic sea
coordinates = coord|44|20|N|14|36|E|display=inline,title
archipelago =
area = 9.2 km²
highest mount = 58 m
elevation = Vrh
country = Croatia
country admin divisions title = County
country admin divisions = Zadar
country capital city =
country largest city = Premuda
country largest city population =
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population = 58
population as of = 2001
density = 7 /km²
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Premuda [IPA|ˈprɛmuːda] is a little island in Croatia, off the northern Adriatic coast. It belongs to the north Dalmatian islands which are situated north-west from the county center Zadar. Premuda is approximately 10km long, and up to 1km width and has an area of 9,2 square kilometers. It is situated southwest of Silba and northwest of Škarda and is the last island before the Italian coastline.

The town of Premuda has about 50 inhabitants but it strongly varies during the summer season. The population of Premuda is cultivating olives and breeding sheep and in the last few years they have become involved with the tourism. There are three restaurants on the island.

Premuda is a popular destination among nautical and diving tourists. Premuda has some very popular diving spots. The "Katedrala" is a system of connected caves with beautiful light rays that fall through the porous ceiling of the caves. An also famous diving spot is the wreck of the Austro-Hungarian battleship Szent Istvan which is located in a depth between 40-60 meters accessible only by experienced divers.

External links

* [http://www.photocroatia.com/GALLERY/list.php?exhibition=74&pass=public&lang=eng Premuda photos]
* [http://www.diver.hr/locations_pop.asp?lng=en&l=9 Diving information]


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