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Otok KrK Kvarner

Otok KrK Kvarner



Krk (i Italian Veglia, in Latin Curicta) is a Croatian island in the northern Adriatic Sea. It is located in the Rijecki Zaljev, between the mainland at E and to W Otok Cres.
With its 405 km ² (exactly 405 218 994 m², very slightly smaller than Cres), Krk is the second largest island in the Adriatic area.
It is separated from the mainland by the Tihi Kanal, and is connected to the mainland by a bridge of two concrete arches since 1980. Measuring 1430 meters, is one of the longest concrete bridge in the world. Its vertical clearance of at least 50 m.
The N of the island is covered with crops and forests. The rest of Krk is a series of bare limestone hills.
The island has been inhabited since the tenth century BC. AD. The Romans called Curicta. -49 In September, during the Civil War, the bay has seen the fleet of Pompey defeat that of Julius Caesar.
More than a thousand years later, the island was the center of the dialect of the language végliote Dalmatian. She was also the seat of medieval bishops and a large nobility: the Frankopan.
The island has a small fishing fleet and an oil terminal in Omisalj. Tourism plays a role more important.
Krk (en italien Veglia, en latin Curicta) est une île croate dans le nord de la mer Adriatique. Elle est située dans le Rijecki Zaljev, entre le continent à l'E et Otok Cres à l'W.

Avec ses 405 km² (exactement 405 218 994 m², très légèrement plus petite que Cres), Krk est la deuxième île adriatique en superficie.

Elle est séparée du continent par le Tihi Kanal, et est reliée au continent par un pont en béton de deux arches depuis 1980. Mesurant 1 430 mètres, c'est l'un des plus long pont en béton du monde. Son tirant d'air est d'au moins 50 m.

La partie N de l'île est couverte de cultures et de forêts. Le reste de krk est une suite de collines calcaires dénudées.

L'île est habitée depuis le Xe siècle av. J.-C.. Les Romains l'appelaient Curicta. En septembre -49, durant la guerre civile, la baie a vu la flotte de Pompée défaire celle de Jules César.

Plus de mille ans plus tard, l'île était le centre du dialecte végliote de la langue dalmate. Elle était également le siège d'évêques médiévaux et d'une importante noblesse : les Frankopan.

L'île abrite une petite flotte de pêche et d'un terminal pétrolier à Omisalj. le tourisme y joue un rôle de plus en plus important.

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Vinodolski Kanal

Vinodolski Kanal is an extension of Velebitski Kanal and leads between the E side of Otok Krk and the mainland.
The channel, 9 miles long, extends NW from the vicinity of Novi Vinodolski to the S end of Tihi Kanal.
The Adriatic Highway follows the mainland coast, close inland, ...
1 Aug 11

Otok Plavnik Kvarner

Otok Plavnik lies with Rt Veli Pin, its N extremity, located 0.7 mile E of the E side of Otok Cres and divides Srednja Vrata in its S part into two channels.
This cliffy island is 194m high and partly wooded.
Several small islets lie on a shoal bank which extends about 1.5 miles ...
4 Aug 11

Kanal Vela Vrata

Kanal Vela Vrata connects the N end of Kvarner to Rijecki Zaliv and leads between the N end of Otok Cres, on the E side, and the mainland coast, on the W side.
The channel is deep and clear, the bottom being formed of mud.
31 Jul 11

Kanal Krusija

Kanal Krusija leads to the W of Otok Plavnik.
This channel is frequented because of its steep-to shores and deep passage.
A strong current may occasionally be experienced in this channel, depending on local weather conditions, but this passage is recommended over the one leading ...
4 Aug 11

Tihi kanal

Tihi Kanal, 3 miles long, connects the NW end of Vinodolski Kanal to Rijecki Zaliv.
The channel is deep and tortuous and leads between the mainland and the NE end of Otok Krk.
2 Aug 11

Rapski Kanal

Rapski Kanal is deep and leads between Otok Sveti Grgur and Otok Rab.
This channel is seldom used as the fairway is only 0.3 mile wide in places and several rocky patches lie adjacent to its S side.
4 Aug 11

Zaljev Soline Krk

Zaliv Soline, a nearly landlocked small bay, lies 1.5 miles WNW of Rt Silo and is entered through a narrow channel.
Although there are depths of 10 to 12m over a width of 100m in the entrance, the bay has depths of only 2 to 4m and is used mostly by small craft.
1 Aug 11

Luka Vrbnik (Krk)

The small port of Vrbnik is located inside a bay, protected from the NE by a breakwater built from the E side, which leaves a narrow entrance channel.
Vrbnik, on top of a cliff 48 m, E port is surmounted by the spire of a church. This old town is remarkable the Mediterranean sea.
There ...
2 Aug 11

Olipski Kanal

Olipski Kanal leads NNW between the E side of Otok Silba and the W side of Otok Olib and merges into the N end of Pohlipski Kanal.
This channel is deep and has a minimum navigable width of 0.7 mile. It is often used by vessels proceeding to and from Zadar.
Good anchorage is ...
18 Sep 11

Zaljev Rasa

The large natural inlet Zaljev Rasa offers the best protection of all sectors of the entire E coast of Istria, while the Bora blows strongly here. This bay is sinking into the earth near 6M, between Rt Ubac and Rt Mulac. The Rijeka Rasa flows into the bottom, creating a current that ...
5 Sep 11

Punat marina (Krk)

Punat is a well-known shipyard for building wooden ships and is one of the largest tourist marinas on the eastern coast of the Adriatic. The monastery on the small island of Kosljun hosts numerous cultural events throughout the year, particularly in the summer season.
The marina ...
3 Aug 08

Bakarski Zaljev Rijeka

Bakarski Zaljev is a bayalmost closed on the continent, and SE of Rijeca N O. Krk. It is entered 6 NM ESE of Rijeka and is accessible by a channel of 0.3 nm wide at its narrowest point.
It is equipped with facilities for cargo.
There is a shipyard in Kraljevica, an oil terminal ...
31 Jul 11
Local Area


The Kvarner Gulf is located between Dalmatia and Istria. The mountain of Velebit and mountain Ucka contain this region of the cold north winds, and provide him a very pleasant climate in summer.
Opatija is the tourist capital, the resort of the Austro-Hungarian aristocracy and ...
29 Jul 11


Winds:Do not underestimate the winds, especially bura (bora) in the Gulf of Kvarner and the Velebit channel. Other winds are more "lenient" but their strength varies in intensity from north to south along the coast. For example, the "Mistral" (Mistral) which is especially nice ...
19 Aug 11

Adriatic East

Winds—WeatherBora is the name of the cold and dry NE or N wind which blows with great strength and affects the Adriatic Sea in the cool season. It is much less frequent and generally much weaker in summer. This wind is felt strongly along both sides of the Adriatic and is especially ...
30 Jul 11

Adriatic Sea

The Adriatic Sea is a body of water separating the Italian Peninsula from the Balkan peninsula, and is a part of the Mediterranean Sea. The western coast is Italian, while the eastern coast runs mostly along Croatia, but lesser parts belong to Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, ...
16 Jul 12

Méditerranée - Mediterranean

La Méditerranée est reliée à l'océan Atlantique par le détroit de Gibraltar à l'ouest, à la mer de Marmara et à la mer Noire par les Dardanelles et le Bosphore à l'est. Le canal de Suez au sud-est relie la Méditerranée à la mer Rouge.
Îles méditerranéennesLes principales ...
13 Mar 15

Tihi kanal

Tihi Kanal, 3 miles long, connects the NW end of Vinodolski Kanal to Rijecki Zaliv.
The channel is deep and tortuous and leads between the mainland and the NE end of Otok Krk.
2 Aug 11
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