Split, Croatia Split ( / ˈsplɪt /;   Croatian pronunciation: [splît] ( listen); historically known as Spalato (from Venetian and Italian: pronounced [ˈspalato] ); see other names) is the second-largest city of Croatia, the largest city in Dalmatia and the largest city on the Croatian coast.
Split is the second largest city in Croatia. About 211.000 people lived there in 2012. The city is the biggest and most important one in Dalmatia. It is often called capital of Dalmatia. About 400.000 people live in the metropolitan region. Split is located at the Adriatic Sea. Its port ofters year-round connections to most islands of Dalmatia.
Croatian War of Independence v t e The city of Split was founded as the Greek colony of Aspálathos (Aσπάλαθος) in the 3rd or 2nd century BC. It became a prominent settlement around 650 CE when it succeeded the ancient capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia, Salona.
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The name Dalmatia comes from an Illyrian tribe called the Dalmatae who inhabited the area of the eastern Adriatic coast in the 1st millennium BC. It was part of the Illyrian kingdom from the 4th century BC until the Illyrian Wars in the 220s BC and 168 BC when the Roman Republic established its protectorate south of the river Neretva. Dalmatia as a...
Split-Dalmatia County is divided into 16 cities and 39 municipalities. Note that both cities and municipalities are administrative divisions immediately under the county, on the same level.
Current Župan (prefect): Blaženko Boban (HDZ) The county assembly is composed of 51 representatives, organized as follows: 1. HDZ-HSS 22 1.1. Croatian Democratic Union(HDZ) 1.2. Croatian Peasant Party(HSS) 2. Most 10 2.1. The Bridge(Most) 3. SDP-HNS 8 3.1. Social Democratic Party of Croatia(SDP) 3.2. Croatian People's Party(HNS) 4. HGS 7 4.1. Croat...
According to the 2011 census, Split-Dalmatia County has population of 454,798. Croatsmake up an absolute majority with 97.08% of the population.
Split-Dalmatia County has the 5th highest Human Development Index of any county in Croatia.Before privatisation and accession to European Union, beside tourism the most notable branch was Shipbuilding.County now relies on tourism as main source of income.
- 14,106.40 km² (5,446.51 sq mi)
General view from the northIn 2006 from MarjanSplitska rivaSplitska riva, 2007. godineIn 1963Splitska riva
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- The Railway Station
Gregory of Nin
A 7,50 m high bronze statue by Ivan Meštrović (1927). 1. Grgur Ninski statue in Split 2. The usual polishing by people.Saint Francis Monastery and ChurchChurch Sv. FraneSaint Martin's ChurchChurch of Our Lady of Good Health
The Gothic Town Hall
Ethnographic museum. 1. In 2007. 2. In 2008
Former Maritime museum. Bronze statue (2,65 m) of Marko Marulić, by Ivan Meštrovićin 1924. 1. In 1960. 2. Marko Marulić in 2008
1. Trg RepublikeMarketMarket of vegetablesIn 2006In 2007In 2013In 2013Split pictured from the ISSIn 2006 from MarjanIn 2007Marjan hill. West of Riva.
Split Airport ( Croatian: Zračna luka Split; IATA: SPU, ICAO: LDSP ), also known as Resnik Airport ( Croatian: Zračna luka Resnik ), is the international airport serving the city of Split, Croatia. It is located 19 km (12 mi) from Split, on the west side of Kaštela Bay, in the town of Kaštela, and extending into the adjacent town of Trogir .