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Split
City
Grad Split
City of Split
Top: Nighttime view of Split from Mosor; 2nd row: Cathedral of Saint Domnius; City center of Split; 3rd row: View of the city from Marjan hill; Night in Poljička Street; Bottom: Riva waterfront
Top: Nighttime view of Split from Mosor; 2nd row: Cathedral of Saint Domnius; City center of Split; 3rd row: View of the city from Marjan hill; Night in Poljička Street; Bottom: Riva waterfront
Flag of Split
Flag
Coat of arms of Split
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
Velo misto (Croatian: (the) Big town
Anthem: "Marjane, Marjane"
Country  Croatia
County Flag of Split-Dalmatia County.svg Split-Dalmatia
Greek colony of Aspálathos established 3rd or 2nd century BC
Diocletian's Palace built AD 305
Diocletian's Palace settled AD 639
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Mayor Andro Krstulović Opara (HDZ)
 • City Council
Area
 • City 79.38 km2 (30.65 sq mi)
 • City proper 22.12 km2 (8.54 sq mi)
Elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • City 178,102
 • Density 2,244/km2 (5,810/sq mi)
 • Urban
240,298
 • Metro
346,314
 • City proper
167,121
 • City proper density 7,499/km2 (19,420/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Splićanka (female)
Splićanin (male)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
HR-21 000
Area code +385 21
Vehicle registration ST
Patron saint Saint Domnius
UNESCO World Heritage site
Official name Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian
Criteria Cultural: (ii)(iii)(iv)
Reference 97
Inscription 1979 (3rd Session)
Area 20.8 ha (51 acres)

Split is the second largest city in Croatia. About 211.000 people lived there in 2012. The city is the biggest and most important one in Dalmatia. It is often called capital of Dalmatia. About 400.000 people live in the metropolitan region. Split is located at the Adriatic Sea. Its port ofters year-round connections to most islands of Dalmatia. There is an important shipyard in Split. Other sources of income are tourism, fishery, paper mills, cement works and some chemical industry.

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