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GENERAL

DUBROVNIK-NERETVA COUNTY

Sources: http://visitdubrovnik.hr

Dubrovnik-Neretva County

The Dubrovnik-Neretva County is the southernmost county in the Republic of Croatia. It encompasses an area of 1785 km2 and has about 127,000 residents.

Territorially, it is organized into 22 local self-administration units, divided into 5 cities (Dubrovnik, Korcula, Ploce, Metkovic and Opuzen) and 17 municipalities (Blato, Dubrovnik coastal region, Janjina, Konavle, Kula Norinska, Lastovo, Lumbarda, Mljet, Orebic, Pojezerje, Slivno, Smokvica, Ston, Trpanj, Vela Luka, Zazablje and Zupa Dubrovnik). The centre of the county is the city of Dubrovnik. During its tumultuous history, many nations and maritime forces met and battled in this areas: the Byzantines, Saracens, Croats, Normans, Venetians, small princedoms and kingdoms and the Austro-Hungarian state, as well as the Roman-Germanic Empire, Osman, Hapsburg and Napoleonic empires. In the midst of these dividing lines, a small city such as Dubrovnik succeeded in using political skill to win a complete form of self-administration, such that it acted as an independent state, the Dubrovnik Republic, for centuries.

The specificity of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County is in its narrow and heterogeneous coastline, separated from the interior by a mountain range, and divided at Neum by the state border with Bosnia Herzegovina, while it has a natural connection to the interior and the northern Pannonic part of Croatia in the area of the Lower Neretva Valley. Thus, the territory of the county is comprised of two basic entities: the relatively narrow coastal area with its series of islands near the mainland and in the open sea (the most significant of which are the islands of Korcula, Mljet, Lastovo and those in the Elaphite archipelago), and the Lower Neretva Valley with its coastline.

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REGULATION

Official flag of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County

DUBROVNIK-NERETVA COUNTY

Size of the County: % of Croatia:

Lenght of state border: Lenght of county border:

Land 1782,49km² 3,15%

164,29km² 25,29km²

Dubrovnik-Neretva County 19,22% land 80,78% water

Administrative division

Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubrovnik-Neretva_County http://www.edubrovnik.org

About the County

On the local level, the Dubrovnik–Neretva county is further subdivided into 5 cities (Grad) and 17 municipalities (Općina):

Current leadership: Župan (prefect): Nikola Dobroslavić (HDZ) Deputy župan: Marija Vučković Deputy župan: Frano Skokandić

County government

Municipality of Blato Municipality of Dubrovačko Primorje Municipality of Janjina Municipality of Konavle Municipality of Kula Norinska Municipality of Lastovo Municipality of Lumbarda Municipality of Mljet Municipality of Orebić Municipality of Pojezerje Municipality of Slivno Municipality of Smokvica Municipality of Ston Municipality of Trpanj Municipality of Vela Luka Municipality of Zažablje Municipality of Župa Dubrovačka

City of Dubrovnik (county seat) City of Korčula City of Metković City of Opuzen City of Ploče

The Dubrovnik–Neretva County (Croatian: Dubrovačko-neretvanska županija) is the southernmost Croatian county located in south Dalmatia. The county seat is Dubrovnik and other large towns are Korčula, Metković, Opuzen and Ploče. The Municipality of Neum, which belongs to neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina, divides the county in two parts. The southern part consists of Dubrovnik and the surrounding area, including the Pelješac peninsula, the islands of Korčula, Lastovo, Mljet, Šipan, Lopud and Koločep, while the northern part includes the Neretva river delta.

Total 9 272,37km² 12,40%

The Croatian and Bosnian governments are planning to build an expressway that would connect Dubrovnik through the Neum municipality and wouldn't require any border control. The regional government of this county is also planning to build a sea bridge that would directly connect the southern tip of the northern part of the county with to the Pelješac peninsula (the Pelješac bridge), thereby linking the southern part of the county as well.

Although the 9 kilometres-long stretch of coast belonging to Neum effectively makes the southern part of the county an exclave (disconnecting it from mainland Croatia) it is still connected with the rest of the country via territorial waters. Road traffic going to and from Dubrovnik through Neum is usually less subject to customs controls in order to reduce the traffic congestion. The road connecting Dubrovnik to the rest of the country via Neum has one lane per direction and bus lines passing through Neum often make rest stops there so that passengers can take advantage of lower Bosnian taxes and purchase tobacco and alcoholic beverages as they tend to be cheaper there.

417,71km² 143,95km²

Croatia 62,01% land 36,99% water

Sea 7 489,88km² 22,56%

253,42km² 118,66km²

The northern part of the Mljet island is a national park, while the Baćina lakes north of Ploče are a nature park. The southernmost tip of the county includes the disputed Prevlaka peninsula.

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REGULATION

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VELA LUKA BLATO SMOKVICA

LASTOVO

KORCULA

OREBIC

LUMBARDA

TRPANJ

JANJINA

POJEZERJE

PLOCE

OPUZEN TLAKA

BABINO POLJE

METKOVIC KULA NORINSKA

MLINISTE

STON

SLANO

Sources: Prostorni plan Dubrovačko-neretvanske županije Zavod za prostorno uređenje Dubrovačko-neretvanske županije Dubrovnik, 2010.

STATE BORDER

SREBRENO

COUNTY CENTRE

COUNTY BORDER

DUBROVNIK

TOWN CENTRE

MUNICIPALITY BORDER

CAVTAT

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ENVIROMENT: Topography

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Sources: http://klima.hr http://www.gaisma.com http://www.windfinder.com

The climate along Dubrovnik Region is a typical Mediterranean one, with mild, rainy winters and hot and dry summers. The air temperatures can slightly vary, depending on the area or region. Summer temperatures in July rise till 34°C in the northern part, while in the southern part they usually rise to 38°C. During winter the coldest temperatures are recorded in the northern Adriatic with temperatures dropping sometimes below zero, while the southern regions of the Adriatic coast generally remain above zero.

Sirocco ( jugo, šilok) is a warm and moist wind which blows from the direction east-southeast to south-southwest. Its consequences are high waves and rain. Sirocco is a characteristic wind for the southern Adriatic, where it blows longer and stronger than in the northern part. In the summer, it usually blows as long as 3 days, and in the winter even as long as 3 weeks.

Bora (Bura) is the strongest wind along the Adriatic coast, blowing with enormous strength in some locations, mainly in the northern parts of the Adriatic. It is a dry and cold downward wind, blowing in bursts from the north-northeast to the east-northeast direction. The direction in which the wind blows is mostly influenced by the configuration of the shore. The strength of bora is explained by the existence of warm air over the surface of the sea, and a cold layer of air above mountain ranges in the littoral, which cause a strong streaming due to equating of the pressure. Cold air tends to fill the void, which occurs due to the rising of the warm (lighter) air from the sea surface. Bora blows mostly in the winter. In the summer, it usually lasts for a day or several hours, while, in the winter, it can blow as long as 14 days.

Air temperature average annual 16,4 °C (61,5 F) average of coldest period (January) 9 °C (48,2 F) average of warmest period (August) 24,9 °C (76,8 F)

Sea temperature average May-September 17,9-23,8 °C (64,2 - 74,8 F) Salinity approximately 38 % Precipitation average annual 1020,8 mm average annual rain days 109,2 Sun average annual 2629 l average daily hours: 7,2 h Sun path diagram

The landward breeze ( maestral) is a daily, thermic wind blowing from the direction of the northwest, and it occurs as the consequence of the difference in the speed of warming up of the land and the sea. It is present from the spring to the autumn, and, during the day, it often changes the direction of blowing. The landward breeze is more present in the southern Adriatic than in the northern Adriatic, and it starts to blow earlier there.

The stiff breeze (burin) is a wind blowing contrary to the landward breeze. It blows during the night from the direction of the north, north-east in the northern Adriatic, and in the southern Adriatic, from the east or south-east. It is the strongest before the dawn, and after that it stops soon.

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ENVIROMENT: Characteristics

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Characteristics

In 1929, George Bernard Shaw, the famous Irish writer wrote: "Those who wish to see heaven on earth should come to Dubrovnik ."

His immortal words do not only praise the rich and glorious history of Dubrovnik, but also the natural features of the whole region, known today as the Dubrovnik-Neretva county. Few places on earth exhibit such harmony between nature and men, a harmony still preserved till today. From the clear Adriatic waters, the interiours karst system, to the rich Neretva river in the Northeast, a magnificent combination emerges, taking your breath away every time you visit this region.

The defining characteristics of the landscape are the evergreen flora, pine and oak forests, macchia, karst fields, all creating the beautiful tropical and subtropical vegetation in Dubrovnik Region. Many natural phenomena can be found; Europe's longest underground river Ombla, the bay of Mali Ston famous for oyster beds, the national park on the Island of Mljet, Arboretum Trsteno, Lokrum Reservation, Konavle, the Elafiti Islands and many more.

The Neretva River dominates the scenery in the hinterland of South Dalmatia. This is mostly a marshland region, with occasional limestone areas. Shallow riverboats characteristic of the region glide up and down the river, and there are endless fields all around where people grow a variety of produce. The Neretva is the habitat of one of the largest species of trout-the marble trout, which can weigh more than thirty kilograms. Near the mouth of the Neretva, there is an unusual bay called Malostonski zaljev, where the sea abounds in different kinds of shellfish.

On the road to Dubrovnik to the south, lies the Trsteno arboretum, one of the oldest designed parks in Croatia dating from the 16th century. The park has many exotic plant species grow in.

Sources: www.dubrovnik-online.com http://www.istrianet.org/istria/archives/photochrom/dalmatia.htm

Rijeka dubrovačka is the place of a harmonious coexistence between the villas of Dubrovnik aristocracy and the natural environment. Other examples are found on the Elafiti Islands (Koločep, Lopud, Šipan, Jakljan, and Olipa), Island Lokrum and other islands off the coast of Dubrovnik. As the many villas show, these wooded miniature islands have been a pleasant retreat for centuries. Equally wooded are the islands of Lastovo and Mljet. One third of Mljet and a part of its sea are within the boundaries of the National Park Mljet. The special and magical beauty of Mljet led many to recognize Mljet as Homer's lost island Ogygia, the place where Ulysses and the nymph Calypso met. Amid all this natural beauty, there are two historic monuments: the ruins of a late-antiquity palace in Polače, and the former Benedictine monastery on an islet in in the lake of Veliko jezero in the middle of Mljet National Park

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ENVIROMENT: Protected areas

DUBROVNIK-NERETVA COUNTY

ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE

NATIONAL PARK "MLJET"

CORRIDOR FOR SEA TURTLES

PROTECTED UNDERSEA - Posidonia Oceanica

INTERNATIONALLY SIGNIFICANT BIRD AREAS

BIRD MIGRATION ROUTE

Sources: Prostorni plan Dubrovačko-neretvanske županije Zavod za prostorno uređenje Dubrovačko-neretvanske županije Dubrovnik, 2010.

PROTECTED LANDSCAPE

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Agava

Grapes

Lemon and lime fruits

ENVIROMENT: Flora and Fauna

Oranges and mandarines

Olive

Pine tree

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Usata

Bukva

Glavoc

Tuna

Salpa

Crayfish

Grdobina

Red mullet

Sardine

Mackerel

Spar

Oysters

Gray mullet

Fratar

Orada

Swordfish

Shark

Lobster

Sources: www.dubrovnik-online.com http://botanical.com

Flora and Fauna

The combination of luxuriance and an active attitude of the population through the century have made this region exception in the sense of the wealth, beauty and lushness of the vegetation. In addition to autochthonous Mediterranean species of plants, this region is abundant in various subtropical and continental flora species, which are grown in numerous gardens among the Dubrovnik summer homes spread throughout the whole coast and the islands. This region receives a particular charm from the numerous plantations of lemon trees, orange tree and various palms and agave plants, in addition to forests of Aleppo pine and holm oak, and various species of macchia. The sea is rich in both flora and fauna. There are abundant colonies of brown, green and red algae. Many animal species can be found living on or near the sea floor, the majority of which spent most of their time living among the algae, while others prefer the sheer underwater cliffs and others yet live hidden among the cracks in the limestone or cliffs. In the dense algae, many species of fish can be found roaming in search of a tasty bite: grey mullet, saddled bream, painted comber and the annular sea bream. Fish species that live on the rocky sea bottom include the sea bass, common dentex, red scorpionfish, comber, common pandora and others. Various species of crabs, shellfish and octopus can be found hiding among the rocks on the sea floor. Here one can also find many shellfish, oysters and mussels. Also in this habitat are the most sought after residents of the southern Adriatic Sea: the lobster, crayfish and large crabs. The county has a large number of protected nature areas within its territory. Of the total 95 valuable nature areas, 38 are registered and proposals have been made to protect 57. Only recently, scientists of the Dubrovnik Laboratory of the Split Institute for Oceanography and Fisheries discovered a previously unknown species of medusa in the waters of the Malo Jezero (Small Lake) in Mljet National Park. This species of medusa, measuring 55 centimetres in diameter, is estimated to be 26 million years old.

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ENVIROMENT: Adriatic Sea

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Sea Currents

Sources: www.dubrovnik-online.com http://engineering.dartmouth.edu/adriatic/index.html

Depths

Sea currents are influenced by winds, differences in pressure, temperature, and the differences in salinity. Depending on the direction, they can be horizontal or vertical. There are also bottom currents, which appear as the consequence of the moving of water from warmer areas to colder ones, during which the surface layer gets cold and descends towards the seabed. The speed of currents is influenced by the geographical properties of a specific area and time periods. The average speed is about 0.5 knots, with maximum speeds of around 4 knots in certain areas.

Waves

In the Adriatic, relatively small amplitudes of high and low tides are observed. In the southern parts, the difference is rarely above some 30-40 centimeters, the northern part showing bigger amplitudes, as much as 1 meter in Istria and the Gulf of Trieste. A strong sirocco can produce high tides in some narrow channels and bays. This phenomena is mostly characteristic for bays of the southern Adriatic because this wind blows for longer periods, pushing large amounts of water mass towards and along the coast, raising the sea level.

Tides

The Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea is at its shallowest in Istria, where depth seldom exceeds 50 meters. From Pula in the north, the seabed drops gently, creating a long, narrow valley, extending from Zirje towards Italy, called Jabucka kotlina. The largest depth there is about 240 meters. From Jabucka kotlina, the bottom rises to the volcanic island of Palagruza, where the biggest depth is around 130 meters. Towards the south, the bottom abysses towards the Juznojadranska dolina, where the biggest measured depth is around 1,300 meters. The appearance of the underwater relief is the consequence of tectonic movements, abrasion or erosion which were and are active since several million years ago created an amazing underwater relief, a paradise for many divers and snorkelers.

Sea Temperature

Surface temperatures of the Adriatic Sea vary, depending on the period of the year and the weather. During winter, the sea is the coldest, with surface temperatures of around 7C. During Spring, the sea becomes warmer and the surface temperature can rise up to 18C. In summer, the surface of the sea reaches its highest temperatures, from 25C in the southern Adriatic to 27C in Istria. Swimmers will observe thermoclines, parts of the water column that are of the same temperature. The thermocline is most evident during summer, and, . In the summer, we can notice the first thermocline at the depth of 3 to 5 meters, the next one is at about 12 meters, and yet another one at 18 meters, while below 30 meters the temperature is mostly constant throughout the year. In the winter, the isothermal process arises, i.e. equaling of the temperature throughout the water column.

Waves occur primarily under the influence of winds. The bigger the reach, i.e. the surface across which the wind blows, the higher the waves will develop. Their strength depends on the configuration and the exposure of the coast. In that way, mixing of the surface layer with water from the deep is enabled, and the interaction between the atmosphere and the sea. We distinguish the crest and the trough of a wave. The length of the wave is the distance between two troughs. Most often, heights of waves in the Adriatic are between 0.5 and 1.5 meters, very rarely exceeding 5 meters.

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156 tons of cherries

52 tons of sour cherries

133 413 hl of wine

14 519 hl of olive oil

TRADE: Agriculture and Industry

Tourism vs. Agriculture

10 061 tons of mandarins

7 460 tons of apples 384 tons of plums

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3 656 995 overnight stays (=219 419 tons of people)

Then...

...and Now

Land structure

Farmland structure

forrests: 58 593 ha (41,12 %) farmland: 20 988 ha (14,37 %) grasslands: 43 875 ha (30,04 %) other: 21 134 ha (14.47%)

arable land: 10 182 ha (48,18 %) olive fields and orchards: 6 027 ha (28,72 %) vineyards: 4 420 ha (21,05 %) meadows: 429 ha (2,05 %)

Economy

Economic capacity and thus overall economic activity are unevenly distributed in the county. The main centres of work are the county towns, with special emphasis on the City of Dubrovnik, which has recorded about 46% of the active population of the county and has 25% of the total accommodation capacity. The main characteristics of the economy of the county is that it's dominated by tertiary industries, and that the representation of primary and secondary sector is much smaller. The overall economy is mostly oriented to tourism and shipping. Natural features of the space show great development opportunities for tourism and a very significant potential for agriculture. A broad mosaic of soil types, microclimate, and geographical location, provides a possibility for growing all kinds of agricultural plants. The county has many areas for growing and breeding the most sensitive species of fruit trees such as citrus fruits, vegetables and flowers in open areas, vines with premium white and red wines with protected origin, olives that can withstand a month-long summer drought, and especially fish and shellfish.

Tourism

The tourism industry was the industry most affected by the economic problems brought on by the Homeland War after 1990, and it has yet to recover completely. This is best illustrated by the following statistics: in 1990, the tourism and hospitality industry had a capacity of 87 768 beds of which 29 832 were located in primary accommodations and had a total of 5 834 991 overnight stays, or 11% of the state total. In 2002, this same industry had a capacity of 55 388 beds of which 27 248 were in primary accommodations. In 2003, it had 3 656 995 overnight stays or 8% of the state total. The total turnover in the tourism industry in 2003 accounted for only 63.0% of the turnover in 1990.

Sources: Prostorni plan Dubrovačko-neretvanske županije Zavod za prostorno uređenje Dubrovačko-neretvanske županije Dubrovnik, 2010.

Transportation, Roads and the Enviroment

The transport, warehousing and roads industries accounted for 169 active firms or 7.9% of the firms in the County in 2003. This branch employed 2567 people, or 13.9% of those employed in the County and had 1.2 billion HRK in total revenue, or 16.7% of the County's total revenue. This economic sector has a few different branches, namely air traffic, sea traffic, shipping, road traffic and tourism agencies. The return of Dubrovnik on the world tourism market has caused a rebirth in the economic activity of the air traffic, passenger sea traffic and tourism agency sectors. Cargo sea traffic depends on the normalisation of the situation in the counties of the hinterland, which is improving but is still far from optimal. The shipping industry has finally passed through the recession on the world market for shipping space, the result of which is a partial reorientation of the industry.

Agriculture and Fishing

In 2003 there were 49 firms registered in the county in the branches of agriculture, hunting and forestry, which accounted for 144.1 million HRK of revenue, 7.9 million HRK in profits and 756 thousand HRK in losses. These industries provided employment for 356 people, whose average net monthly wages were 2690 HRK. The County is in an excellent position to develop these sectors because of its excellent natural resources. Statistics from 2002 tell us that the County has a total of 76 972 ha of arable land, of which 24 539 ha are owned by the state or free-market firms, and 52 433 ha are owned by private family farms. Of this, plough-land and gardens account for 9885 ha or 12.8%, vineyards account for 4814 ha or 6.3%, olive groves take up 4235 ha or 5.5%, orchards take up 2545 ha or 3.3%, meadows account for 611 ha or 0.8% and grazing land takes up 54 882 ha or 71.3%.

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TRADE: Agriculture and Industry

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Sources: Prostorni plan Dubrovačko-neretvanske županije Zavod za prostorno uređenje Dubrovačko-neretvanske županije Dubrovnik, 2010.

OLIVE FIELDS

VINEYARDS

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TRANSPORTATION

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RIJEKA

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BARI

BUDAPEST

DUBROVNIK

Air transport system

Sources: www.edubrovnik.org

Road transport system

Air traffic system through the airport of Dubrovnik in Čilipi currently connects the county with the rest of the world. 62% of all tourists come through this airport which indicates its importance in the transport and economic sense. Besides the Čilipi airport, there is the airport in Ploče, which according to the plan should be moved to a new location in the valley of the Neretva. On the island of Korčula there is a proposed site in Brna for a new airport.

Energy system

The railway system is planned in the aspect of the modernization of the railroad Ploče - Metković Sarajevo - Osijek - Budapest on the international transport corridor Vc. The plan also envisages the possibility of building a faster adriatic railroad (after 2020.) linking Asia Minor to Western Europe. There are two planned stations in the county: in the wider area of Dubrovnik-Osojnik and in the wider area of Ploče.

Railway transport system

In planning the development of the road network by 2015. there are still doubts about the conduct of major road corridors in the area. The first variant, suggested by the Croatian Physical Planning Strategy is the Adriatic highway which passes through the area of the Dubrovnik-Neretva Country (with a break in Neum). Another variant is the Adriatic-Ionian highway, which should link the county to the west and east, but in doing so the route would have to leave Croatian territory in the Neretva area.

Sea transport system

In relation to maritime traffic, the ports of Ploče and Gruž as ports of international importance, and other 6 county ports and 74 local ports are of significant infrastructural value. However, due to changes in geo-position of the port of Gruž with respect to its hinterland, this port should be fully re-oriented to passenger traffic, while freight traffic would remain only for target export needs of the City of Dubrovnik and its nearby municipalities. To become a real passenger port, Gruž will require significant investment in the renovation of the terminal to receive passengers. During the planning of the maritime passenger terminal it is planned to unify all transport terminals in one place - the marine passenger terminal should be expanded to house a bus terminal for city as well as international travel and a terminal for buses that link the sea port to the airport. In the port of Ploče it's planned to construct a new bulk cargo terminal, a new container terminal, a new terminal for liquid cargo and the issuance of franchises for liquefied petroleum gas. In the future it is necessary to open new fast ship lines.

First and foremost it is necessary to strengthen the electrical connection of the County with the Croatian energy system and the construction of 400 kV network. It is also planned to expand the hydroelectric powerplant in Plat, Dubrovnik. The study of energy development for the county has processed a program of construction of small hydropower plants in Konavle, program utilization of solar energy, wind energy program and the use of biomass (organic waste from industry). Strategic Plan at the county level is the development of energy which promotes clean technologies, gasification, energy efficiency, renewable energy, entrepreneurial development and environmental protection.

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TRANSPORTATION

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AIR TRANSPORT PORT OF INTERNATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE PORT OF COUNTY SIGNIFICANCE PORT FOR SPECIAL PURPOSE

SEA TRANSPORT WATERWAY - INTERNATIONAL WATERWAY - DOMESTIC

PORT OF INTERNATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE PORT OF COUNTY SIGNIFICANCE PORT FOR SPECIAL PURPOSE

DUBROVNIK-BARI

MULTI-LEVEL INTERSECTION BORDER CROSSING RAILROAD - PLANNED

Sources: Prostorni plan Dubrovačko-neretvanske županije Zavod za prostorno uređenje Dubrovačko-neretvanske županije Dubrovnik, 2010.

INLAND TRANSPORT HIGHWAY FAST ROAD OTHER STATE ROADS

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HABITATION

Croats: 93.3% Serbs: 2% Bosniaks: 1.4% Other: 2.7%

Ethnicity

Population by cities and municipalities City of Dubrovnik (43 770) City of Korčula (5 889) City of Metković (15 384) City of Opuzen (3 242) City of Ploče (10 834) Municipality of Blato (3 680) Municipality of Dubrovačko Primorje (2 216) Municipality of Janjina (593) Municipality of Konavle (8 250) Municipality of Kula Norinska (1 926) Municipality of Lastovo (835) Municipality of Lumbarda (1 221) Municipality of Mljet (1 111) Municipality of Orebić (4 165) Municipality of Pojezerje (1 233) Municipality of Slivno (2 078) Municipality of Smokvica (1 012) Municipality of Ston (2 605) Municipality of Trpanj (871) Municipality of Vela Luka (4 380) Municipality of Zažablje (912) Municipality of Župa Dubrovačka (6 663)

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men: 48.33% women: 51.67%

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Korčula

0-6: 8.21% 7-14: 10.08% 15-19: 6.82% 20-64: 58.52% 65+: 16.37%

Dubrovnik

Ploče

Metković

5.79% with college diploma (VŠS) 8.17% with university degree (VSS) 51.13% with high school diploma (SSS) 13.34% skilled workers (KV or VKV) 19.59% semi-skilled workers (PKV and NSS) 1.99% unskilled workers (NKV)

Orebić

Konavle

Sources: www.edubrovnik.org http://hr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubrovačko-neretvanska_županija http://www.dzs.hr

Demographics

In 2001 there was a total of 122 870 inhabitants living in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, which represents a decrease of 3% compared to 1991. The average population density is 70.8 inhabitants/km², which is 16.7% lower than the national average. Most populated area is the Dubrovnik coast with an average population density of 113.17 inhabitants/km², followed by the end of the Lower Neretva with 82.15 inhabitants/km², and the insular-peninsular geographical entity is the least populated area in the county (34.67 inhabitants/km²).

According to the 2001 census, 79 119 inhabitants (64.4% of the total county population) lived in the five cities of the county, while the remaining 43 751 inhabitants lived in 17 municipalities (the most populous municipality Konavle, while the least population in the municipality Janjina). In relation to the 1991 census, the county recorded a population decline of 2.7%, while emphasizing the Lastovo where the population decreased by almost a third.

Population age structure shows the trend of declining population in the lower age groups, indicating a gradual process of population aging, although the average age (39 years) is still slightly lower than the national average. Approximately 16% of the population are older than 65 years, while 18.3% of the population in 2001 were younger than 14 years. The average age of residents in the county is slightly below the national average, suggesting that age in due time should not pose a greater limiting factor in development. In addition, the average age of residents in the municipalities is higher than in cities, and the average age of the island ihabitants is much higher than in the rest of the county.

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GEO-SPATIAL ANALISYS ON DUBROVNIK  

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