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Biograd

Biograd na Moru is a city and municipality in northern Dalmatia, Croatia and is significant for being the former capital of the medieval Croatian Kingdom. Its population is 5,569 (2011). Biograd is administratively part of the Zadar County. It is located on the Adriatic Sea coast, overlooking the island of Pašman, on the road from Zadar and Sukošan towards Vodice and Šibenik.

The city of Biograd is a tourist resort: the first tourists started arriving in the 1920s from Czechoslovakia, and its first hotel was built in 1935.

Biograd na Moru is located 28 km south from the county capital, Zadar. It is located on a small peninsula surrounded by two little bays: Soline in the south and Bošana in the north; in front of it are the islands Planac and Sveta Katarina. The average temperature in January is 7.3 °C and 23.9 °C in July. Biograd is the only settlement in the municipality.

A three-nave basilica was built on the basis of an older 6th century church during the reign of Duke Branimir in the 9th century. The building later became the cathedral of the Bishop of Biograd. One of the most significant characteristics of this building are the semi-circular buttresses, found only on the buildings in Croatia at that time.

The city is first mentioned as Belgradon in the mid-10th century chronicle De Administrando Imperio as one of the populated towns in "christened Croatia". It was the centre of the county (županija) of Sidraga. There are allegations that the bishopric was founded during this time, based on a charter whose authenticity is disputed. Thus, this is not universally accepted by historians.

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Zadar

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Zadar is the oldest continuously inhabited Croatian city. It is situated on the Adriatic Sea, at the northwestern part of Ravni Kotari region. Zadar serves as the seat of the Zadar County and the wider northern Dalmatian region. The city proper covers 25 km2 (9.7 sq mi) with a population of 75,082 in 2011, making it the fifth-largest city in the nation.

Biograd

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Biograd na Moru is a city and municipality in northern Dalmatia, Croatia and is significant for being the former capital of the medieval Croatian Kingdom. Its population is 5,569 (2011). Biograd is administratively part of the Zadar County. It is located on the Adriatic Sea coast, overlooking the island of Pašman, on the road from Zadar and Sukošan towards Vodice and Šibenik.

Pag

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Pag is a Croatian island in the northern Adriatic Sea. It is the fifth-largest island of the Croatian coast and the one with the longest coastline. In the 2011 census, the population of the island was 9,059. There are two towns on the island, Pag and Novalja, as well as many smaller villages and tourist places.

Premuda

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Premuda is a small island in Croatia, off the northern Adriatic coast. It belongs to the north Dalmatian islands, which are situated north-west from the county centre Zadar. Premuda is approximately 10 km (6 mi) long, up to 1 km (0.6 mi) wide and has an area of 9.2 km2 (3.6 sq mi). It is situated southwest of Silba and northwest of Škarda and is the last island before the Italian coastline.

Silba

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Silba is an island in Croatia with an area of 15 km2, located in northern Dalmatia, south-east of Lošinj, between the islands of Premuda and Olib. It has a Mediterranean climate with 2,570 hours of sunshine per year. Most summer days are hot, bright and clear with light westerly Maestral wind cooling the island in the afternoons.

Olib

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Olib is an island in northern Dalmatia, located northwest of Zadar, southwest of Pag, southeast of Lošinj and just east of Silba with an area of 26.14 km2. The population is 140.

Ist

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Ist is a small island off the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. The closest city to Ist is Zadar. The island has an area of 9.65 km2. Ist is located between the islands of Škarda and Molat.

Molat

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Molat is a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea. It is situated near Zadar, southeast from Ist, separated by Zapuntel strait. It has an area of 22.82 km2 (8.81 sq mi).

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