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Island of Krk

Krk is the largest island in the Adriatic. Has been inhabited since ancient times. In Roman times is the largest concentration of villages around this town of Krk.

The arrival of the Croats are created settlements in all parts of the island, which with its for planes or fields provide the conditions for agriculture and animal husbandry. Along the coast are being developed settlement in the strategically important places. In the middle ages part of Krk property Frankopan, who moved to the island with a population of Velebit.
The northern part of the island is poorly populated, it was mostly barren plateau. In this area, built in Rijeka airport, and in the town of a large oil terminal, from which the water pipeline to Hungary.

In 1980. Krk is over the islet of St Mark’s square bridged with two concrete mosne construction and is connected to the Mainland by a bridge. In recent times these changes are required to get that part of the island is closely connected with a wide area of the city of Rijeka.
The island is full of picturesque villages and numerous cultural monuments, significant works of art and archaeological sites, which is in the short view, impossible to mention.

Krk is one of the center of Glagolitic literacy. In Baska, Jurandvor near Baška Draga, in the benediktinskoj autonomous Church of sv. Lucius was discovered the famous Baška tablet, once part of the altar on which the partitions in the long Glagolitic inscription from 11. century, and which actually grants kralja Zvonimira monastery of St. Lucius. The Panel is one of the oldest monuments of the klesanih of the Croatian language.

Written by Glagolitic documents, but also for other important collections, known is the Franciscan monastery on the island of Košljun in the middle of the puntarska Draga.