Does anyone know exactly how many islands are in Croatia?
I have searched on the internet for the answer, but found no exact number. I am just curious to know how many islands are there. Thank you for your answers.
hmm, that is well pointed i must admit i also search internet and found no exact number of how many islands are in croatia.
the numbers mentioned are:
i guess the reason behind different numbers are probably criteria they use, like what is exactly the island, what is an islet, large rock or something along these lines.
also, not to forget, the total number of islands depend whether to include islands located in rivers and lakes.
I doubt river islands are included in those figures, IMO the figures refer to islands that are in Adriatic sea only and within Croatian borders.
Apparently, the latest count was in 2004 and figures are 1246, including 79 islands, 525 islets and 642 rocks or reefs.
These figures are higher than in 1950 or 1911 as technology improved so in 1911 the number was 1121 islands including 71 island, 641 islet and 409 rocks or reefs while in 1980s the figures were 1151 island, including 60 islands, 653 islets and 438 rocks or reefs.
Satellite navigation and digital technology enabled us to see much more precise than earlier.
And yes Ana figures include islands in Adriatic sea only.
I remember couple years ago there was discussion in the papers about whether Krk and Cres are islands because of bridge that connects them with the mainland.
BTW definition of island by the International Hydrographic Organization http://www.iho.int and classification of islands, islets, rocks and reefs is that the island is part of land surrounded by the sea area of over 1 square kilometre, the islet covers area of 0.01 to 1, and the rocks and reefs covers less than 0.01 square kilometre.
It is common sense to include river and lake islands in the numbers as they are also part of Croatia. At least well known ones such as Visovac in Krka or Stefanijin otok in Plitvice. Sveta Marija at Mljet is included, I guess but not sure
thanks for your answers 🙂
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