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Kornati islands

Kornati islands

 
The Kornat Islands are the densest archipelago in the Mediterranean. Nowhere else in this large sea is such a great number of islands crammed in so little space. Because of ambiguous criteria of the definition of an island in general, there is no general agreement about their number. But we think that we shall not err much if we determine their number at 150. The area pf the sea in which they are located is about 320 square kilometres.
 
The Kornati
The largest island of the archipelago is Kornat. The inhabitants of the island of Murter, the most numerous of the owners, refer to it as Kurnat, to the archipelago as Kurnati, and to themselves as Kurnatari...
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National Park Kornati
Part of the archipelago, roughly two thirds of the land and the sea, is a national park today. The islands of Žut and Sita and their islets are omitted from the Act introducing the highest level of protection, although they...
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Kornati history
The Kornat Islands, like many Adriatic, Mediterranean, and world islands, were formed at the end of the ice age, when the surface of all the seas rose so much that the fields became the sea, and the mountains became islands...
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The crowns of Kornati
By their origin, the manner of formation, the geological structure and th kinds of soil, the relief of the Kornat islands is not essentially different from the other Adriatic islands, particulary the neighbouring ones...
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The church of Our Lady of Tarac
The area around the field Tarac is doubtless the first colonised place in the Islands. A Neolithic axe was found at the neighbouring field Žejkovci, and both fields are surrounded with Liburnian cairns...
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