Town of Vrlika

Town of Vrlika

Vrlika is the northernmost town of the Split-Dalmatia County, situated 60 km from Split on the Split-Zagreb main road.

The town occupies a total area of 243,83 km2 , including Vrlika and eight gravitating villages: Garjak, Ježević, Koljane, Kosore, Maovice, Otišić, Podosoje and Vinalić. According to the 2011 census, its population was 2,177. The Day of the Town is celebrated on the first Sunday in October, when the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is also celebrated.In Vrlika there is a church dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary.

Grad Vrlika

Geographical and Climatic Features

The town of Vrlika is situated at an altitude of 470 m at the very edge of the Vrličko Polje Valley, next to the Zagreb-Split D1 state road. It is embraced by the mountains of Dinara and Svilaja and the River Cetina. Česma, one of the tributaries of the River Cetina, rises in the town.

Vrlika benefits from an agreeable microclimate due to its location. It enjoys a blend of sub-Mediterranean and continental mountain climate, which makes it a pleasant place to stay, especially for people suffering from respiratory diseases.

The town of Vrlika gave its name to the whole surrounding area which is called the Vrlička Krajina Region and is part of the Cetinska Krajina Region.

Town's History

The earliest human traces in this region date back to the Upper Palaeolithic (30,000 BC). Not far from the source of the River Cetina, in the Gospodska Cave north from the Milaši hamlet, the fragments of a ceramic bowl and a bone awl were discovered.

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