Information on the island of Pag

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General on the island of Pag

The island of Pag is a Croatian island in the northern Adriatic. Along its north-eastern side facing the Velebit. Pag Island with the mainland is connected by Pag bridge, ferry and catamaran lines. With its area, Pag is the fifth largest island in Croatia, but with the most developed coastline. On the island there are two cities Novalja and Pag, and a number of smaller towns and villages. The island of Pag is the only Croatian island divided between two counties so that the north end of the island to the town of Novalja belongs to Lika-(with the county is connected by ferry to the mainland Prism - Zigljen on), the southern part of the island with the town of Pag belongs to Zadar county with which the island of Pag is connected to the Pag bridge. The island is 284,18km2 total coastline length of 302.474 km and 58.25 km and a population throughout the year is the 8398th

For the island of Pag in history are the most important three industries: wine production, sheep breeding and olive growing.

Wine production

The island of Pag is not recognized for its wine industry which, although relatively limited and local character present on the island primarily as an offer original products for tourists visiting the island. Microclimate on the island of Pag with a dry and warm summer months especially favors sweetness of grapes that are reflected in the most famous local wines such as White Žutica and Gegić which are obtained from indigenous varieties of grapes grown on the island.

Olive growing

In the north of the island, especially in localities around Lun and Jakišnica are excellent climate and geographical conditions for growing olives. With the economy growing,wild olive are trees in the area of protected botanical garden at the Lun older than 1500 years! This botanical reserve is under special protection since 1963. Olive oil is obtained from olives in the area of Lun with specific flavor and aroma and is considered one of the best in the Adriatic.

Sheep breeding

Thanks to a special combination of Mediterranean climate and strong bura wind that scatters salt of vegetation islands, meet of sheeps that graze in open pastures of the island are protected as the original Croatian product and its price reaches a much higher value than the one that comes from other parts of the world. With the meat of sheep, lamb meet is another product that is obtained from sheep and is the foundation of the economy of the island. The cheese obtained exclusively from Pag sheep and prepared according to traditional recipes known for its salty taste and the specific smell.