Basic information – Republic of Croatia / Dubrovnik – Neretva county
Croatia stretches from the foot of Julian Alps on the north-west to the Pannonian Basin in the East, through the Dinaric massif in central Croatia, to the Adriatic Sea in the south. / The Dubrovnik-Neretva County is the southernmost of the 7 counties on the Adriatic coast. Because of its border with Bosnia and Herzegovina at Neum, the country is divided into two parts. The Dubrovnik-Neretva County borders with Bosnia and Herzegovina on land and at sea.
The surface of Croatia is 89,810 km2, out of which 56,610 km2 is land (63%), and 33,200 km2 is sea (37%). / The Dubrovnik- Neretva County covers 9,272 km2, out of which 1,782 km2 is land (19%), and 7,490 km2 is sea (81%). It covers 3% of Croatia’s land territory and 23% of its territory at sea.
Croatia has a population of 4,290,612. The average population density is 78 inhabitants/km2. / The Dubrovnik-Neretva County has a population of 122,783 who live in 5 cities (Dubrovnik, Korčula, Ploče, Metković and Opuzen) and 17 municipalities (Blato, Dubrovačko primorje, Janjina, Konavle, Kula Norinska, Lastovo, Lumbarda, Mljet, Orebić, Pojezerje, Slivno, Smokvica, Ston, Trpanj, Vela Luka, Zažablje and Župa dubrovačka). Average population density is 69 inhabitants/km2.
Country capital / County capital:
Zagreb (population: 792,875) / Dubrovnik (population: 42,641).
Total length of coast:
The length of Croatian coast is 6,278 km, including islands, islets, rocks, and reefs. / The coastal line of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County comprises 1025 km.
Number of islands, islets, and rocks:
Croatia has 78 islands, 524 islets, and 642 rocks and reefs. The numerous and indented islands are the reason why the coastline of Croatian islands (70%) is longer than the coastline on land (30%). / The Dubrovnik-Neretva County has a number of open-sea islands and those that are closer to the coast (the most signifi cant of which are Korčula, Mljet, Lastovo, and the Elaphites group), including the lower Neretva area with the pertaining coastal area.