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Ceety o Dubrovnik
Grad Dubrovnik
The wawed ceety o Dubrovnik
The wawed ceety o Dubrovnik
Banner o Dubrovnik
Coat of airms o Dubrovnik
Coat airms
"Pearl o the Adriatic", "Thesaurum mundi"
Dubrovnik is located in Croatie
The location o Dubrovnik athin Croatie
Coordinates: 42°38′25″N 18°06′30″E / 42.64028°N 18.10833°E / 42.64028; 18.10833Coordinates: 42°38′25″N 18°06′30″E / 42.64028°N 18.10833°E / 42.64028; 18.10833
CoontyDubrovnik-Neretva Coonty
 • MayorAndro Vlahušić (CPP)
 • Ceety21.35 km2 (8.24 sq mi)
 • Ceety42,641
 • Urban
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Area code(s)020
Vehicle registrationDU

Dubrovnik (Croatian pronunciation: [ˈdǔbroːʋniːk]) (Italian: Ragusa), is a Croatian ceety on the Adriatic Sea coast poseetioned at the terminal end o the Isthmus o Dubrovnik. It is ane o the maist prominent tourist destinations on the Adriatic, a seaport an the centre o Dubrovnik-Neretva coonty. Its population wis 43,770 in 2001,[2] doun frae 49,728 in 1991.[3] In 1979, the ceety o Dubrovnik jyned the UNESCO leet o Warld Heritage Steids.

The prosperity o the ceety o Dubrovnik haes aaways been based on maritime trade. In the Middle Ages, as the Republic o Ragusa, forby kent as Maritime Republic (thegither wi Amalfi, Pisa, Genoa, Venice an ither ceeties), it becam the anerlie eastren Adriatic ceety-state tae rival Venice. Supportit bi its walth an skilled diplomacy, the ceety achieved a remarkable level o development, parteecularly durin the 15t an 16t centuries. Awbeit demilitarised in the 1970s wi the intent o foriver protectin it frae war devastation, in 1991, efter the breakup o Yugoslavie, it wis besieged bi Serb-Montenegrin forces for 7 month an hivily damaged bi shellin.

In Croatian, the ceety is kent as Dubrovnik; in Italian as Ragusa, an its historical name in Greek is Raiyia (Ραυγια) or Ragousa (Ραγουσα).

The current Croatian name wis offeecially adoptit in 1918 efter the faw o Austrick–Hungary. It is referred tae as Dubrovnik in the first offeecial document o the treaty wi the Bosnian Ban Kulin an aa.

Internaitional relations

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Twin touns - sister ceeties

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Dubrovnik is twinned wi:[4]


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  2. "Population by ethnicity, by towns/municipalities, census 2001". Crostat - Croatia Central Bureau of Statistics. 2001. Archived frae the original on 23 Februar 2011. Retrieved 15 Februar 2010.
  3. "Encyclopedia, Dubrovnik". A&E Television Networks, History.com. Funk & Wagnalls' New Encyclopedia. World Almanac Education Group. Archived frae the original on 14 Februar 2010. Retrieved 14 Februar 2010.
  4. a b c d e f g h i "Gradovi prijatelji Grada Dubrovnika" (in Croatian). Grad Dubrovnik. Archived frae the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2009.
  5. "Twin Towns - Graz Online - English Version". www.graz.at. Archived frae the original on 8 November 2009. Retrieved 5 Januar 2010.
  6. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 21 Julie 2011. Retrieved 1 Mairch 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)