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Dubrovnik–Neretva County
Dubrovačko-neretvanska županija
—  County  —

Flag
Map of Croatia highlighting the County location
County seat Dubrovnik
Government
 - Župan Nikola Dobroslavić (HDZ)
Area
 - Total 1,782 km2 (688 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 - Total 122,870
 - Density 69/km2 (178.6/sq mi)
Area code 020
ISO 3166 code HR-19
Website http://www.dubrovacko-neretvanska-zupanija.hr/

Dubrovnik-Neretva County (Croatian: Dubrovačko-neretvanska županija) is the southernmost Croatian and Dalmatian county. Its center is Dubrovnik; the other larger towns are Metković and Ploče in the Neretva river delta (hence the mention in the county name). It includes the larger islands of Korčula, Lastovo, Mljet, Šipan, Lopud and Koločep.

Technically, the Neum Municipality of Bosnia and Herzegovina makes the southern part of this county an exclave, but they're still connected with the mainland via Croatian territorial waters. Also, all traffic going to/from Dubrovnik through Neum is usually less subjected to customs inspections to reduce the amount of traffic jams. The road (one of the main ones in Croatia) has one lane per direction. Buses joining both parts of Croatia usually stop at Neum, so that passengers can buy tobacco and alcoholic beverages with the lower Bosnia-Hercegovina taxes.

The Croatian and Bosnian governments are planning to build an expressway that would connect Dubrovnik through the Neum municipality and wouldn't require any border control. The regional government of this county is also planning to build a sea bridge that would directly connect the southern tip of the northern part of the county with to the Pelješac peninsula (the Pelješac bridge), thereby linking the southern part of the county as well.

The northern part of the Mljet island is a national park, while the Baćina lakes north of Ploče are a nature park. The southernmost tip of the county includes the disputed Prevlaka peninsula.

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Basic facts

  • Area: 1 782 km²
  • Inhabitants According to the 2001 census, Dubrovnik-Neretva County has population of 122,870. Croats make up an absolute majority with 93.29% of the population.[1]

Administrative division

Dubrovnik-Neretva county is divided:

County government

Current leadership:

The county assembly is composed of 41 representatives, and composed as follows:

Based on election results in 2009.

External links

Coordinates: 42°39′13″N 18°05′41″E / 42.65361°N 18.09472°E / 42.65361; 18.09472

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