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Geographical basis of socio-economic revitalization of Unije Island

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Author(s): Damir Magaš | Josip Faričić | Robert Lončarić

Journal: Geoadria
ISSN 1331-2294

Volume: 11;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 173;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Keywords: Unije (Island) | natural-geographic features | deagrarization | deruralization | tourism | socio-geographic transformation | Croatia

ABSTRACT
Unije Island (16.88 sq. km, 90 inhabitants in 2001), together with the adjacent islets Samunčiel, Mišnjak and Školjić, makes western part of Cres-Lošinj group of islands and due to its position, it is a bridge between that group of islands and Istria Peninsula. Within the project titled Geographical Bases for the Development of Small Croatian Islands the authors did a field research and the analysis of different spatial data sources in order to analyze basic natural-geographic features, particularly from the point of view of their importance for historical-geographic development of the island and its future socio-economic development. The authors pointed out the basic geographic structures and processes that could contribute to optimal socio-economic revitalization of the island.

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