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Konavle
Konavle
(pronounced [kɔ̌naːv̞lɛ]; Italian: Canali or Valle dei Canali) is a small region and municipality located southeast of Dubrovnik, Croatia. It is administratively part of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County
Dubrovnik-Neretva County
and forms a municipality with its center at Cavtat.

Contents

1 Demographics 2 History 3 Geography 4 Transport 5 Notable people from Konavle 6 References 7 External links

Demographics[edit] The total municipality population was 8,577 people in 2011, split in the following 32 settlements:[1]

Brotnice, population 31 Cavtat, population 2,153 Čilipi, population 933 Drvenik, population 52 Duba Konavoska, population 63 Dubravka, population 295 Dunave, population 155 Đurinići, population 96 Gabrili, population 210 Gruda, population 741 Jasenice, population 14 Komaji, population 275 Kuna Konavoska, population 17 Lovorno, population 183 Ljuta, population 194 Mihanići, population 96 Mikulići, population 88 Močići, population 447 Molunat, population 212 Palje Brdo, population 130 Pločice, population 83 Poljice, population 70 Popovići, population 236 Pridvorje, population 236 Radovčići, population 228 Stravča, population 60 Šilješki, population 22 Uskoplje, population 136 Vitaljina, population 211 Vodovađa, population 190 Zastolje, population 150 Zvekovica, population 570

In the 2011 census, 97.1% of the population were Croats.[2] Historically, inhabitants of Konavle
Konavle
were called Canalesi.[3] History[edit] Even though considerably damaged during the Croatian War of Independence, Konavle
Konavle
maintain its status as one of the wealthiest counties in all of Croatia, consistently ranking amongst the ten richest counties. Geography[edit] Konavle
Konavle
is actually a narrow field located between the Sniježnica mountain and the Adriatic Sea, spanning the area from the coastal town of Cavtat
Cavtat
to the Montenegrin border at Prevlaka. Other than Cavtat, only the southernmost village of Molunat is located on the coast, while the other 30 villages are in the hinterland. The Sniježnica peak at 1234 meters of altitude is the highest point of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County
Dubrovnik-Neretva County
and village of Kuna with its 700 m altitude is the highest village in the county. Although Gruda is the administrative center of the municipality, the largest settlement is Cavtat. Transport[edit] The airport for Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik
is located near the Konavle
Konavle
village of Čilipi. Notable people from Konavle[edit]

Tereza Kesovija, singer Vlaho Bukovac, painter Frano Supilo, politician Baltazar Bogišić, jurist & legal historian Ivan Gundulic, poet, Konavle
Konavle
Count. Anton Perich, artist, filmmaker, poet

References[edit]

^ a b "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Konavle". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.  ^ "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.  ^ William Miller, Ottoman Empire and Its Successors, 1801–1927, 3rd ed. (Cambridge University Press, 1936), p. 36.

External links[edit]

Molunat - The most southern tourist destination in Croatia

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Subdivisions of Dubrovnik-Neretva County

Cities and towns

Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik
(seat) Korčula Metković Opuzen Ploče

Municipalities

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

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Regions of Croatia

Principal historical regions

Croatia
Croatia
proper Dalmatia Slavonia Istria

Smaller regions

Croatia
Croatia
proper

Banovina Bilogora Croatian Littoral Gorski Kotar Kordun Krbava Kvarner Gulf Lika Međimurje Moslavina Pokuplje Prigorje Turopolje Vinodol Zagorje Žumberak

Dalmatia

Bukovica Konavle Kosinj Ravni kotari Zagora

Slavonia

Cvelferija Požega Valley Spačva Syrmia Podunavlje

Other

Baranya Podravina Posavina

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Coordinates: 42°31′07″N 18°22′05″E / 42.51861°N 18.36806°E /

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