Island Iz

(pronounced [îːʒ]; Italian: Eso, German: Ese) is an island in the Zadar Archipelago in the Croatian part of Adriatic Sea. It is situated between Ugljan on the north-east and Dugi otok on the south-west and is about an hour’s ferry ride from Zadar. It has an area of 17.59 km²[1] and a population of 557.[2] Its mineralogy is composed of mainly limestone and dolomite.[3] The island has been settled since prehistoric times, there is a catholic church dating from the 11th century and records of the first Croatian settlers dates from the year 1266.[4] Its two biggest settlements (Iž Veli and Iž Mali)[5] are located on the eastern part of the island. Near the island there are some very small uninhabited islands: Knežak, Rutnjak and Fulija for example. In Iž vocabulary people almost never say f, they use h instead. Main activities are sailing, fishing, olive cultivation and pottery. It is very popular amongst foreign tourists for a variety of reasons, mainly due to its great beaches.[3][6]Source: Wikipedia

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