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Dubrovnik-Neretva County
Dubrovačko-neretvanska županija
"County
""Flag of Dubrovnik-Neretva County
Flag
""Coat of arms of Dubrovnik-Neretva County
Coat of arms
""Dubrovnik-Neretva County within Croatia
Dubrovnik-Neretva County within Croatia
Country "Croatia
"County seat "Dubrovnik
Government
 • "Župan Nikola Dobroslavić ("HDZ)
 • Assembly
Area[1]
 • Total 1,781 km2 (688 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 122,568
 • Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
"Area code 020
"ISO 3166 code HR-19
Website edubrovnik.org

The Dubrovnik–Neretva County (pronounced "[dǔbroːʋniːk-něreːtʋa]; "Croatian: Dubrovačko-neretvanska županija "[dǔbroʋat͡ʃko-nerěːtʋanskaː ʒupǎnija]) 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 of the county consists of Dubrovnik and the surrounding area, including the "Pelješac peninsula, and the islands of "Korčula, "Lastovo, "Mljet, "Šipan, "Lopud and "Koločep. The northern part of the county includes the "Neretva Delta, the "Baćina lakes north of Ploče, and a swath of hinterland near the southernmost slopes of "Biokovo and around the hill of Rujnica.

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.

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

The northern part of the "Mljet island is a "national park. The Lastovo archipelago is a designated nature park. The southernmost tip of the county is the demilitarized "Prevlaka peninsula at the border with "Montenegro.

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Administrative division[edit]

On the local level, the Dubrovnik–Neretva county is further subdivided into 5 "cities (grad, pl. gradovi) and 17 "municipalities (općina, pl. općine):

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations of Dubrovnik-Neretva County
Year Pop. ±%
1857 63,379 —    
1869 63,292 −0.1%
1880 69,185 +9.3%
1890 74,708 +8.0%
1900 83,135 +11.3%
1910 87,665 +5.4%
1921 86,610 −1.2%
1931 90,577 +4.6%
Year Pop. ±%
1948 88,535 −2.3%
1953 94,812 +7.1%
1961 99,593 +5.0%
1971 108,131 +8.6%
1981 115,683 +7.0%
1991 126,329 +9.2%
2001 122,870 −2.7%
2011 122,568 −0.2%
Source: Naselja i stanovništvo Republike Hrvatske 1857–2001, "Croatian Bureau of Statistics, Zagreb, 2005

As of the 2011 census, the county had 122,568 residents. The "population density is 69 people per km2.

Ethnic "Croats form the majority with 94.4% of the population, followed by "Serbs at 1.7%.[3]

Protected areas[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ostroški, Ljiljana, ed. (December 2015). Statistički ljetopis Republike Hrvatske 2015 [Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia 2015] (PDF). Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia (in Croatian and English). 47. Zagreb: "Croatian Bureau of Statistics. p. 62. "ISSN 1333-3305. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: County of Dubrovnik-Neretva". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: "Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Dubrovnik-Neretva". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: "Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 

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"Coordinates: 42°39′13″N 18°05′41″E / 42.65361°N 18.09472°E / 42.65361; 18.09472

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