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Nobody knows how many islands there are in Croatia, and these are the disputed numbers

It turns out that no one in Croatia is certain how many islands there are. Different sources state different numbers, so it is no longer certain who gave the correct information

Well-informed people have noted that the "Report on the consultations on the protection of the interests of the Republic of Croatia in the Adriatic Sea", which was compiled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the end of October last year, lists 1.142 Croatian islands. That is a hundred islands less than the most frequently mentioned number.

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That is why the media Slobodna Dalmacija started searching to determine the correct number. They believed that they will receive the official number of islands after the short communication with the authorities and the people who are familiar with this, but that wasn't the case.

It turns out that no one in Croatia is certain how many islands there are. Different sources state different numbers, so it is no longer certain who gave the correct information.

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THIS IS WHAT THE EXPERTS SAID 

We have counted 1.246. The data that there are 1.142 is a bit older, and someone once made a mistake saying that there are 1.244 - Tea Duplancic Leder wrote to Slobodna Dalmacija.

She used to work in the Cartographic Department of the Croatian Hydrographic Institute, then became a professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy in Split and led a team that counted the Croatian islands. And listed 1.246. "Geographer Strazicic counted 1.142 in 1987 and that number was used up to 2000 when we determined the number 1.246", Duplancic Leder concluded.

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They said in the Croatian Hydrographic Institute: - Different authors in scientific, professional and other papers present different figures about the number of islands, primarily because of different counting methods used in these works.

Therefore, one number cannot be declared unilaterally, and that all other researchers are wrong (without entering the methodology and respecting the methodology in every scientific, professional and other work) - Iris Vitali from the Croatian Hydrographic Institute has answered for Slobodna Dalmacija.

Foto: Wikipedia / Roman Klementschitz

She said that they consider the right number of islands in Croatia to be 1.244. And that is 78 islands, 524 smaller islands, and 642 ridges. 

The Ministry of Tourism, and the Ministry of sea, traffic, and infrastructure, also believe that there are 1,244 islands. So, two ministries and the Croatian Hydrographic Institute say 1,244, the woman who led the count of the island says 1,246, while the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is satisfied with 1,142 islands.

(Telegraf.co.uk / Slobodna Dalmacija)

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