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Dubrovnik is a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea in the Dalmatian area. It is a seaport and the administrative center of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, as well as one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Mediterranean Sea. It has a total population of 42,615 people (census 2011). Dubrovnik was included to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1979.

The city’s success was originally founded on marine commerce; as the capital of the maritime Republic of Ragusa, it attained a high degree of development, notably during the 15th and 16th centuries, becoming known for its richness and adept diplomacy.

The erection of the Hotel Imperial in Dubrovnik in 1897 is regarded as the commencement of contemporary tourism. Although it was demilitarised in the 1970s to safeguard it from conflict, it was besieged for seven months by Serb and Montenegrin troops assembled in the Yugoslav People’s Army (JNA) during the fall of Yugoslavia in 1991, and sustained substantial damage from bombardment.

Dubrovnik – Info Card

POPULATION :• City 42,615
• Urban 28,434
• Metro 65,808
FOUNDED :  
TIME ZONE :• Time zone CET (UTC+1)
• Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LANGUAGE : Croatian
RELIGION : 
AREA : 21.35 km2 (8.24 sq mi)
ELEVATION : 3 m (10 ft)
COORDINATES : 42°38′25″N 18°06′30″E
SEX RATIO : Male: 48,25%
 Female: 51,75%
ETHNIC : 
AREA CODE : 020
POSTAL CODE : 20000
DIALING CODE : +385 20
WEBSITE :Official Website

Tourism in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is an ancient city on the Adriatic Sea coast in Croatia’s extreme south. It is a seaport and the administrative center of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, as well as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. In 2011, its population was at 43,000 people. Dubrovnik is known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic” and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Dubrovnik (Latin: Ragusa) was founded on marine commerce. In the Middle Ages, it was the only city-state in the Adriatic that could compete with Venice. The city experienced a remarkable degree of growth throughout the 15th and 16th centuries, aided by its riches and excellent diplomacy. Furthermore, Dubrovnik was a center for the development of the Croatian language and literature, with many prominent poets, playwrights, painters, mathematicians, physicists, and other academics residing there.

Today, Dubrovnik is Croatia’s most prestigious tourist destination, an exclusive destination, and one of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean. Dubrovnik was formerly an autonomous country that relied mostly on commerce. It survived for centuries despite frequent challenges to its territory, most notably from the great Ottoman Empire and Venice. Celebrities found it as a spot to be seen as early as the nineteenth century. “Those who want heaven on Earth should come to Dubrovnik and find it,” George Bernard Shaw famously stated. The city has attracted royalty, presidents, and diplomats. Dubrovnik was a favorite of late Pope John Paul II, who was even designated an honorary citizen. In 2010, Dubrovnik has 13 of the top 23 luxury hotels in Croatia.

Dubrovnik is rich in architectural and sculptural detail, with magnificent cathedrals, monasteries, museums, and fountains. The Elaphiti Islands, the charming village of Cavtat, the Konavle valley, Mljet Island, Korula Island, Ston, and the Peljesac Peninsula are just a few of the characteristic towns and excursions. The nearby cities of Kotor and Perast in Montenegro, as well as Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina, provide for interesting day outings.

The annual Dubrovnik Summer Festival is a 45-day cultural extravaganza that includes live performances, concerts, and activities. The Editorial Office, in partnership with the Trade Leaders Club, gave it a Gold International Trophy for Quality in 2007.

The city’s patron saint is Sveti Vlaho (Saint Blaise), whose sculptures may be seen around the city. He is revered in Venice in the same way as St. Mark the Evangelist is. Saint Blaise is the name of one of the city’s biggest churches. The city’s patron saint, Sveti Vlaho (Saint Blaise), celebrates his feast day on February 3. Every year, the city of Dubrovnik commemorates the event with a Mass, parades, and many days of festivities.

The back of the Croatian 50 kuna banknote, printed in 1993 and 2002, depicts the Old Town of Dubrovnik.

The city is home to several historic structures, including the Arboretum Trsteno, the world’s oldest arboretum, which dates back to before 1492. In addition, the city is home to the third oldest European pharmacy, which dates back to 1317. (and is the only one still in operation today). It may be seen in the Little Brothers monastery in Dubrovnik.

Historically, numerous Conversos (Marranos) were drawn to Dubrovnik, which was once a significant seaport. According to Balthasar de Faria’s account to King John in May 1544, a ship arrived there loaded entirely with Portuguese immigrants. George Bernard Shaw, another fan of Dubrovnik, visited the city in 1929 and stated, “If you want to see paradise on earth, come to Dubrovnik.”

The 72-hectare forested island of Lokrum is in the bay of Dubrovnik, and tradition has it that Richard the Lionheart was put ashore there after being shipwrecked in 1192. The island has a fortification, a botanical garden, a monastery, and a naturist beach.

A few beaches are among the various tourist attractions. The Eastwest Beach Club is located on Banje, Dubrovnik’s major public beach. There’s also Copacabana Beach, a stony beach on the Lapad peninsula named after Rio de Janeiro’s famed beach.

Dubrovnik has also been referenced in popular theater and movies. One of the characters in Michael Caine’s film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is claimed to have dreamed about a fairy from Dubrovnik (motive known from local legends and literature).

Climate of Dubrovnik

In the Köppen climatic classification, Dubrovnik has a borderline humid subtropical (Cfa) and Mediterranean climate (Csa), since only two summer months have less than 40 millimetres (1.57 in) of rainfall, preventing it from being classed as entirely humid subtropical or Mediterranean. Summers are hot and relatively dry, while winters are pleasant and moist. Between October and April, the Bura wind sends frigid gusts down the Adriatic coast, and thunderous conditions are prevalent all year, even in summer, when they break the pleasant, sunny days. The temperature of the air might vary somewhat depending on the place or region. In July and August, maximum temperatures often reach 28 °C (82 °F) during the day and drop to roughly 23 °C (73 °F) at night. Maximum temperatures in the spring and autumn range between 20 °C (68 °F) to 28 °C (82 °F).

  • Air temperature

average annual 16.4 °C (61.5 °F)

average of coldest period=January 10 °C (50 °F)

average of warmest period=August 25.8 °C (78.4 °F)

  • Sea temperature

average May–September  17.9–23.8 °C (64.2–74.8 °F)

  • Salinity

approximately 38 ‰ (parts per thousand)

  • Precipitation

average annual 1,020.8 mm

average annual rain days 109.2

  • Sunshine

average annual 2629 h

average daily hours 7.2 h

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