Island Vir

Vir (pronounced [v̞îːr]; Italian: Puntadura, Dalmatian: Punta de Ura) is an island on the Croatian coast of Adriatic sea with an area of 22 km2[1] located north of the city of Zadar. It is connected to the mainland via a road bridge. The main village on the island is the eponymous village of Vir, with a population of 1,608 (2001). 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 smaller an... Find out more →