Lopar, Croatia

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Location
44°49'48"N
014°43'48"E
Country
 Croatia
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Description

Lopar (Italian: Loparo) is a Croatian municipality of Primorje–Gorski Kotar County. It gained the municipality status in 2006 and its population is 1,263 as of 2011.

Geography

The municipality is situated in the northeastern part of the Rab island. Close to its coast there are located the two little islands of Goli otok and Sveti Grgur.

Notable people

Lopar is considered the birthplace of Saint Marinus (born in the island of Rab), the founder of the eponymous republic.

Tourism

Lopar is popular for its sandy beaches like San Marino beach, or Sahara Beach.
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