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The Coast of Croatia, from Istria to Dalmatia – May 21st, 2009

45.1N 13.9E

May 21st, 2009 Category: Image of the day

Coast of Croatia - May 17th, 2009

Coast of Croatia - May 17th, 2009

The diverse geography of Croatia includes rocky coastlines on the Adriatic Sea, from Istria, along the Northern Seacoast, to Dalmatia.

Part of the Istrian peninsula is visible at the far left. Its terrain consists of a limestone plateau, much of which lacks water owing to its karst topography. Its northeastern section is an extension of the Dinaric Alps.

Moving to the right, the Kvarner Gulf, a bay in the northern Adriatic Sea, can be seen between the Istrian peninsula and the Northern Seacoast.

The main islands within the Kvarner are Cres, Krk, Pag, Rab and Lošinj. The main portion of the Kvarner is that between the mainland, Cres and Krk. A smaller body of water located between Cres, Krk, Rab and Pag is called Kvarnerić (“the little Kvarner”).

Continuing down the coastline, part of Dalmatia is visible. On the coasts the climate is Mediterranean, with increasingly milder winters as one moves south.

There is evergreen vegetation on the coast, although during the centuries many woods have been cut down and replaced with bush and brush.

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