Island Vir


Vir (pronounced [v̞îːr]; Italian: Puntadura, Dalmatian: Punta de Ura), an island on the Croatian coast of the Adriatic Sea with an area of 22 km2,[1] lies north of the city of Zadar. It is connected to the mainland via a road bridge. The main village on the island, the eponymous village of Vir, had a population of 1,608 As of 2001[update]. There are two more villages, Lozice and Torovi. The highest peak on the island is Bandira (112 m). The first known mention of Vir was in Mare Nostrum Dalmaticum (1069), a charter by king Peter Krešimir IV, where the island is referred to as Ueru (Veru), a word believed to have an ancient Mediterranean origin, meaning "pasture".[2] Vir is notorious/famous for its overpopulation during the summer holiday season. The cause of this is the fact that there are hundreds of s... Find out more →

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