Kaprije (island)


Kaprije (island)

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Kaprije (Italian: "Capri di Dalmazia") is an island in Croatian part of Adriatic Sea. It is situated in Šibenik archipelago. It has area of 6.97 km² and population of 143. [http://www.dzs.hr/Hrv_Eng/ljetopis/2005/00-sadrzaj.pdf Statistical yearbook for 2006 of Central bureau of statistics of Republic of Croatia] ] Only settlement on the island is also named Kaprije.hr icon [http://www.inet.hr/~kperkovi/ Mediterraneo apartements] ] The island is composed of hills divided by transversal and longitudinal valleys in which grass and sparse pine forests grow.hr icon [http://www.infoadriatic.com/hrvatska/kaprije/index.shtml Kaprije on infoadriatic.com] ] Grapes and olives are cultivated there.hr icon [http://peljar.cvs.hr/show_place_info.php?id=176 First Croatian online peljar] ] Main industries are agriculture, fishing and tourism. Automobiles are not allowed on the island. [hr icon [http://www.travel.hr/apartmani/kaprije/default.asp?l=hr Kaprije on travel.hr] ] [ [http://www.crodirect.com/villa-kaprije/index.htm Villa Kaprije] ]

In 14th and 15th century the island belonged to noble families from Šibenik. During Ottoman conquests in 16th and 17th century, the island is inhabited by refugees from mainland. Around that time, a Saint Peter's church was built on the island.

References

External links

* [http://www.infoadriatic.com/hrvatska/kaprije/index.shtml Kaprije on infoadriatic.com]
* [http://www.hrholiday.com/croatia Photos from Kaprije]


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