|Dubrovnik ([dǔbroːʋniːk] ( listen);
historically Ragusa) is a
Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea, in the region of Dalmatia.
It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the
Mediterranean Sea, a seaport and the centre of
Dubrovnik-Neretva County. Its total population is 42,615
In 1979, the city of Dubrovnik joined the UNESCO list of
World Heritage Sites.
The prosperity of the city was historically based on maritime
trade; as the capital of the maritime Republic of Ragusa, it
a high level of development, particularly during
the 15th and 16th centuries, as it became notable for its
wealth and skilled diplomacy.In 1991, after the break-up of
Yugoslavia, Dubrovnik was besieged by the Serb and
Montenegrin soldiers gathered in the Yugoslav People's
Army (JNA) for seven months and suffered significant
damage from shelling. After repair and restoration works
in the 1990s and early 2000s, Dubrovnik re-emerged as one
of the top tourist destinations in the Mediterranean.
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Båttur til øya Lokrum
Lokrum (pronounced [lɔ̌krum], Italian: Lacroma) is an island
in the Adriatic Sea 600 metres (1,969 feet) from the city of
Dubrovnik, Croatia. It stretches from northwest to southeast
and receives regular ferry service from the city.
Austrian archduke (and short-lived Emperor of Mexico)
Maximilian once had a holiday home on the island.
A monastery and a botanical garden survive from his era. On
the island's highest point at 96 metres (315 feet) above sea
level stands Fort Royal Castle, which was built by the French,
though it was later named "Maximilian's Tower" by the
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