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Čiovo - a small island located off the Adriatic coast, Croatia

February 17th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places

Čiovo (Italian: Bua ) is a small island located off the Adriatic coast in Croatia with area of 28.8 squared km (length 15.3 km, width up to 3.5 km), population of 6 071 inhabitants (2001) and its highest peak is 218 m (Rudine)(Italian: Monte Bua ).

The centre of the island has geographical coordinates 43°30′N 16°17′E, and the annual rainfall is about 900 mm.

Čiovo is located in the central Dalmatia, protecting the citiy of Trogir and Kaštela gulf. On its SE part it is only 2 km far from the cape Marjan, on northern part it is connected to the mainland with a small bascule bridge in the old centre of Trogir, and actually Trogir spread itself on the island. Besides the part of Trogir, on the island there are several villages: Arbanija(Italian: Arbania ) , Žedno(Italian: Nogaro ) , Okrug Gornji (Italian: Cerchio Superiore ), Okrug Donji (Italian: Cerchio Inferiore ), Slatine (Italian: Arona ) and Prizidnica(Italian: Bua ) .

The vegetation is typically Mediterranean, consisting mainly in underbrush (holm oak, myrtle, wormwood, juniper etc.). On the northern side (exposed to the wind bura are forests of pine and cypress. Major crops include olives, figs, almonds, vines and citrus fruit.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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