Kaprije

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Location
43°41'50"N
015°42'01"E
Country
 Croatia
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Kaprije (Italian: Capri di Dalmazia) is an island in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea. It is situated in Šibenik archipelago. It has area of 7.11 km2 (2.75 sq mi) and population of 189, in the eponymous single settlement on the island. The island is composed of hills divided by transversal and longitudinal valleys where grass and sparse pine forests grow. Grapes and olives are cultivated there. The main industries are agriculture, fishing and tourism. Automobiles are not allowed on the island. In 14th and 15th century the island belonged to noble families from Šibenik. During Ottoman conquests in 16th and 17th century, the island is inhabited by refugees from mainland. Around that time, a Saint Peter's church was built on the island.
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