Ston


Ston

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map_caption = Location of Ston within Dubrovnik-Neretva county


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Ston is a village and municipality in the Dubrovnik-Neretva county of Croatia, located at the south of isthmus of the Pelješac peninsula. The town of Ston is the center of the Ston municipality.

Population

According to the 2001 census, municipality of Ston has population of 2,605. Croats make up an absolute majority with 98.66% of the population. [http://www.dzs.hr/Eng/censuses/Census2001/Popis/E01_02_02/E01_02_02_zup19.html]

Geography

The municipality of Ston include following settlements, with respective populations (census 2001):
*Ston, 528
*Žuljana, 218
*Hodilje, 214
*Metohija, 168
*Mali Ston, 165
*Zaton Doli, 158
*Dubrava, 145
*Sparagovići, 136
*Tomislavovac, 112
*Putniković, 105
*Broce, 100
*Boljenovići, 94
*Brijesta, 78
*Duba Stonska, 40
*Zabrđe, 67
*Ponikve

History and features

Ston was a major fort of the Ragusan Republic whose defensive walls were regarded as a notable feat of medieval architecture: the town's inner wall measures 890 metres in length, while the "Great Wall" outside the town has a circumference of 5 km.

The walls extend to "Mali Ston" ("Little Ston"), a smaller town on the northern side of the Pelješac isthmus and the end of the Gulf of Mali Ston ("Malostonski zaljev"), notable for its mariculture.

Ston is also known for its saltworks which were coveted by the Republic of Dubrovnik and the Ottoman Empire.

ee also

*Dubrovnik-Neretva county
*Dalmatia
*Pelješac
*Dubrovnik Highlands (Dubrovacko Zahumlje)

External links

* [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/HR/0/Ston.html Ston - geographical info]
* [http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?client=public&X=1970000&Y=5267500&width=700&height=400&gride=&gridn=&srec=0&coordsys=mercator&db=&addr1=&addr2=&addr3=&pc=&advanced=&local=&localinfosel=&kw=&in
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* [http://www.dalmatien-tourist.eu/ston/ Ston info]
* [http://www.ston.hr/ - Official web of Ston tourist board]


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