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Spatial differentiation of Vrgorac area based on the natural-geographic and the socio-geographic features of karst

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Author(s): Branimir Vukosav

Journal: Geoadria
ISSN 1331-2294

Volume: 11;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 241;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Keywords: Vrgorac | karst | spatial differentiation | socio-geographic features | Croatia

ABSTRACT
The area of Vrgorac is defined by a contrast between the high mountainous zones in the southwest and the low karst poljes in the southeastern part of the municipality. It is a relatively small area which includes a wide range of different natural-geographic and socio-geographic elements usually featured in karst zones with limestone basis. Considering the above mentioned features, the area of Vrgorac can be divided into several spatial zones. Specific natural geographic conditions have resulted in landscapes of distinctive Dinaric socio-geographical area which are still typical in some zones of Vrgorac, representing the dominant feature in the area in spite of the ever-increasing process of modernization and globalization with their impact on human activities and the environment.

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