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Islands of Brač, Hvar, Korčula and Vis Off the Coast of Croatia

43.1N 16.4E

March 19th, 2010 Category: Mountains

Croatia - February 18th, 2010

Croatia - February 18th, 2010

Several islands are visible in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Croatia in this orthorectified image. The three largest, from top to bottom on the right side, are: Brač, Hvar and Korčula, with the smaller island of Vis also visible towards the left side.

Brač is an island with an area of 396 km², making it the largest island in Dalmatia, and the third largest in the Adriatic. Its tallest peak, Vidova Gora, or Mount St. Vid, stands at 778 m, making it the highest island point in the Adriatic.

Hvar lies between the islands of Brač, Vis and Korčula. Approximately 68 km (42.25 mi) long, with a high east-west ridge of Mesozoic limestone and dolomite, the island of Hvar is unusual in the area for having a large fertile coastal plain, and fresh water springs.

Korčula has an area of 279 km2 (108 sq mi); 46.8 km (29.1 mi) long and on average 7.8 km (4.8 mi) wide. It is the sixth largest Adriatic island with a rather indented coast. It belongs to the central Dalmatian archipelago, and lies just off the Dalmatian coast, separated from the Pelješac peninsula by the narrow strait of Pelješac. The highest peaks are Klupca, 568 m (1,860 ft) above sea level and Kom, 510 m (1,700 ft) high.

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