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Basic Physical-Geographical Characteristics of Premuda Island in the Zadar Archipelago

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Author(s): Damir Magaš | Josip Faričić | Maša Surić

Journal: Geoadria
ISSN 1331-2294

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 61;
Date: 1999;
Original page

Keywords: Premuda (island) | physicogeographical features

ABSTRACT
The island of Premuda (8.61 km2) is located on the SW part of the Zadar archipelago and makes part of the South Croatia’s (Dalmatian) group of islands. The paper treats the properties of its natural basis and is related to the geographical project on small Croatian islands. It examines the position of the island, its size and extent, geomorpholo-gy, geological composition and structure, climatovegetable characteristics, pedological and biogeographical features and waters. A special emphasis is put on the importance of its carbonate structure, favourable climatic conditions (precipitation, temperatures, winds, etc.), lack of water and importance of its autochthonous vegetation. Particular attention is paid to the properties of the sea arround the island (physical, chemical and biological parametres). Population number and valuation of the island depended on its physicogeographical potential, and the recent possibilities of its development are based on it too. The paper contains ample literature of texts published up to the present and some never published connected with the island, which (from geographical point of view) has not been specilally treated so far.
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