Island Brac

Island Brac is the third largest island of Croatia, with an area of about 396 km– 36 km long and 12 km wide. Its highest peak is Vidova Gora, which rises 778m above the sea level. It is also the highest peak of all the Croatian islands. There are 23 little cities on the island with the population of about 13,000.


Supetar

SSupetar is a town and a city on the northern side of the Dalmatian island of Brač, in the Split-Dalmatia County, in Croatia. It became the island's official centre in 1827. The City of Supetar includes the town Supetar and the three villages Splitska, Škrip and Mirca.

 

With a population of 3,326, it is the island's largest and fastest-expanding town. Dozens of apartments are being built every year. It is accessible via ferry via Jadrolinija from the mainland city of Split. 

 

The official language is Croatian, however most inhabitants also speak English, Italian or German.

 

 

Links of interest:

Jadrolinija

Supetar

 

 


Old Supetar was situated on the small peninsula where there is now a graveyard. The settlement came to an end during the early Christian era. In the late Middle Ages a new settlement started around the bay known as St. Peter's, from which the town derives its name. It originated from the Latin S.v Petar during the Latin population of the town. "Sv" stands for "Sveti", meaning saint, therefore it takes its name from Saint Peter, which is the name's English equivalent translation.

 

The present settlement of Supetar was founded in the 16th century when people living in Nerežišča, about 8 kilometres (5 miles) inland, began to use it as their harbour. The town's main period of development occurred during the 18th and 19th centuries when Supetar took over from Nerežišča as the administrative centre of the island of Brač.


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