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Dalmatia, Croatia’s southernmost province, stretches from the wider space of the mouth of the River Canyon to the sea to the peninsula of Sharp at the entrance to the Bay of Kotor. It is a long and narrow coastal belt laid in the direction Northwest-Southeast, and debt on the longitudinal axis of more than 250 miles, while its maximum width in the central part of does not exceed 70 km.
According to the continental area of space is surrounded by high mountains-southeastern part of the massif of Velebit mountain and mountain Dinara, Kamešnica and strings, while in the southeastern part of that natural mountain rampart significantly lowers.
dalmacijaEspecially the wealth of coastal belt of Dalmatia makes 926 Islands, islets and sea cliffs. Some of them, such as BRAC, Hvar, Korcula, Mljet, long island and counted among the largest Adriatic Islands.

Unlike the opposite, of the Italian coast of the Adriatic Sea, almost without care, insular arrays along the Dalmatian coast form the protected sea channels, very suitable for coastal navigation, especially important in times of navigation on the sail. So is since long ago established the strategically important Adriatic fairway, for which they fought the regional, and even global, naval forces.

On the coast of Dalmatia, his mouth have four larger River Zrmanja (64 km), Krka (75 km), the River (105 km) and Neretva (218 km), with whose courses on extended planes form the fertile fields, and particularly in a wide Valley created by a delta of the Neretva River with its 12 branches. In the field of Dalmatia there are two larger natural lakes-Lake Vransko near Biograd and Prukljansko in extension of the lower course of the river Krka. The artificial lake of the dam of the Peruča hydroelectric power plants on the river Cetina is the largest reservoir in Croatia. A special attraction of karst area give and karst Lakes, such as the blue and Red in the middle Dalmatia, and the bacina lakes in the hinterland of the Panel.

In the field of Dalmatia Mediterranean climate, with long, dry summers and mild, rainy winters, relatively.
Vegetation is caused by climatic conditions and the characteristic Karst terrain. Typical of the Mediterranean, especially the lush and varied in the Central and southern region. Because of the configuration of the terrain, with the specifics of mountain ranges and high plateaus, in the continental part of Dalmatia, the Transitional Government is sub-Mediterranean climate.

Today’s population of Dalmatia has a population of around 900 000 inhabitants, with a strong concentration of around regional hubs, Zadar and Sibenik, in the northern part of the city of split and its wider coastal area in central Dalmatia and Dubrovnik on the Dalmatian South.

Today, as a tourism-oriented regions, Dalmatia is after a long period of relative distance of neglect all the better, more intense and more up-to-date included in the flows of traffic. Nezina complete traffic integration with the continental part of the Croatian State, and also with international transport corridors, became imperative since the independence of Croatia.
She is especially reflected in the construction of a modern highway, which links the region with a network of modern roads and a hub in Zagreb, and the uzdužnoobalni stream is part of the future of the international transportation corridor towards Greece.
Dalmatia in pictures

The name Dalmatia occurs in the mid 1. century pr.Kr. and is derived from the names of the ilirskoga tribe Delmata (Dalmata), which lived between the rivers Krka and Cetina. On the staroilirskom language delm or Dalmatian means Shepherd, which is defined as the animal science the basic interest of the tribe. How are the Mesopotamia provided the strongest resistance to the Roman penetration in their spaces, it is the name of their nation has become a synonym for all Illyrian tribes that lived in the coastal area.

Through the history of Dalmatia was ruled by many Nations, from the Romans, the Byzantines, the Venetians and the many others.
After 2. World War II the area of Dalmatia is an integral part of the Croatian territory in the framework of a new Yugoslavia. In an imposed war for the independence of the Republic of Croatia (1991-1995) the territory of Dalmatia, it’s hard to hurt, especially the zaobalni part, and are systematically razarani and coastal towns, especially Zadar, Sibenik and Dubrovnik.
The wounds of destruction are slowly healed and, today, the Dalmatian towns again shine the beauty that is built for millennia.

Dalmatian space, or Central and South Croatian coast shows a steady increase in the population despite the emphatic expulsion, in particular at the turn of the 19th century. in the 20th century. century, and later until today. However, it is ublažavano in proportion to the high rate of natural increase, so he held a balance of growth. In recent decades the rate of growth has eased off, and in the period 2001-2011. There are two County had growth, and the two fall in the number of inhabitants. The cause of it is economic stagnation in particular maritime and industrial economy, while tourist economy recorded a rise.
splitToday’s strong regional centres are Split (167,000 inhabitants 2011) a city located in the middle of the coastal area of Dalmatia and Zadar (72,000 inhabitants 2011) of the former administrative centre of landscape in the Centre of the Croatian Adriatic coast, with increasing the role of the Centre and for the most part of the adjacent Like, and Šibenik (34,000 inhabitants) and Dubrovnik (28,000 inhabitants). Is a significant and a number of smaller centres-coastal Starigrad Paklenica, Vir, Nin, Pag, Bibinje, Biograd na Moru, Vodice, Trogir, Kastela, Solin, split, Omiš, Makarska and Ploce, and in people, Benkovac, Obrovac, Drniš, Knin, Skradin, Vrlika, Sinj, Vrgorac, Imotski, Trilj, Metković and Opuzen.
Of inhabited islands are BRAC, Hvar, Pag, Vis and Korcula.

Dalmatia is also beyond the borders of our beautiful country, known for its natural beauty. The most famous tourist destinations in Dalmatia are Zadar, Šibenik, Trogir, Split, Dubrovnik and the islands of Pag, Dugi Otok, Brač, Hvar, Korčula, Vis, Mljet.