Island Krk


Krk (pronounced [kr̩̂k]; German: Vegl; Latin: Curicta; Italian: Veglia; Vegliot Dalmatian: Vikla; Ancient Greek Kyrikon, Κύρικον) is a Croatian island in the northern Adriatic Sea, located near Rijeka in the Bay of Kvarner and part of Primorje-Gorski Kotar county. For many years, Krk has been thought to be the largest Adriatic island, with an area of 405.78 km2 (156.67 sq mi),[1][2] although recent measurements now give the neighboring island of Cres an equal surface area. Krk is the most populous Adriatic island, with numerous towns and villages that contain a total of 19,286 (2011) inhabitants. Archeological finds show that the island has been inhabited without interruption since the Neolithic age. According to Greek and Latin sources, Κύριστα (Ancient Greek) or Curicta (Latin) is one of the Apsyrtidian or ... Find out more →

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