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The Island of Pag, Croatia

44.4N 15.0E

June 9th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Croatia - May 30th, 2009

Croatia - May 30th, 2009



Many islands lie off the coast of Croatia in the Adriatic Sea. These islands have different types of terrain, as can be seen from the color differences in the main image.

The main tan colored island nearest to the coast is called Pag. Part of the north-Dalmatian archipelago, it extends northwest-southeast along the coast, forming the Velebit Channel.

The island has an area of 305 kmĀ² and the coastline is 302.47 km. It is around 60 km long (from northwest to southeast), and between 2 and 10 km wide. This makes it the fifth largest island on the Croatian coast, and the one with the longest coastline.

The southwestern coast of the island is low (the Pag Bay with the large Caska Cove), and the north-western is steep and high: (Stara Novalja Bay).

Most of the island is rocky; smaller areas are covered with Mediterranean shrubs. However, grapes, vegetables and fruit are grown in the valleys and fields, and the northern area of the Lun Peninsula has olive groves.

The southeast of the island contains karst lakes Velo Blato and Malo Blato. The island’s highest peak is Sveti Vid (St. Vitus, 348 m).

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