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Imotski
Imotski
(pronounced [ǐmɔtskiː]; Italian: Imoschi; Latin: Emotha, later Imota) is a small town situated on the northern side of Biokovo
Biokovo
massif, Dalmatian Hinterland, Croatia. As of 2011[update], the town population is 4,757 and the total municipal population is 10,764. Imotski
Imotski
has a very mild and pleasant climate with many sunny days.

Contents

1 Geography 2 History 3 Climate 4 Notable people 5 Twin towns 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External links

Geography[edit] The town is located close to the border with Bosnia-Herzegovina, by the towns of Posušje
Posušje
and Grude. The nearest coastal town is Makarska. Imotski
Imotski
is known for its medieval fortress on the rocks of Blue Lake. Another phenomenon is the Red Lake which looks like an eye in the scenery. Both lakes are said to be connected with underground channels to the Adriatic Sea. History[edit] The town was first mentioned as Imotski
Imotski
in the 10th century. It was held by the Turks from the fall of Bosnia in 1492 until 1717 when it was captured by the Venetians.[1] Unlike other towns in the area, Imotski
Imotski
had an educational system which consisted of primary and secondary schools from as early as the beginning of the 20th century. The secondary school was founded in 1912 when Imotski
Imotski
was part of the Kingdom of Dalmatia
Kingdom of Dalmatia
within the Austro-Hungarian empire. From 1941 to 1945 Imotski
Imotski
was part of the Independent State of Croatia. In April 1944, German forces shot down three American B-24s. The local population saved as many of the American personnel as they could. In 2008, the city decided to raise a memorial to the deceased airmen. One airman/paratrooper, Marion Dropulich (Marijan Dropuljić) who crashed near Imotski, but survived and was taken by Italian Soldiers happened to have been a Croatian American with immediate Imotski
Imotski
ancestry.[2] Marijan Dropuljic'i (Marion Dropulich's)grand daughter Doreena Dropulich Tompkins Authored a book "The Day I Found Our Family In Croatia" in October 2015. The story tells of the journey to find the Dropuljic' family in Croatia/Imotski. https://www.amazon.com/The-Day-Found-Family-Croatia/dp/1515231372 Climate[edit] The climate is Mediterranean, with the highest air temperature averaging 26 °C (79 °F) during July and the lowest averaging 5 °C (41 °F), in January. Summers are usually very hot during the day. Temperatures above 10 °C (50 °F) last for more than 240 days a year. Two kinds of wind are common in the area - the northern to north-eastern bura which usually brings cold and clear weather in winter and the southern to south-eastern jugo (jug=south) which often brings rain. Notable people[edit] One of the Vlachs of Imotski[3] most famous sons is Zvonimir Boban, the captain of the Croatian national football team, which finished third at the 1998 FIFA World Cup. Žarko Domljan, the first Speaker of the Croatian Parliament, was born in Imotski. The famous poet Tin Ujević spent part of his childhood in Imotski. Politician, poet and Croatian dissident Vlado Gotovac
Vlado Gotovac
was born and spent his early years in Imotski. The city itself is home to Croatian league football club NK Imotski. There are other individuals born in Imotski
Imotski
to have made their names known outside of the local region. In the world of entertainment, there is the singer Neda Ukraden
Neda Ukraden
and film director Antun Vrdoljak. Sports stars include female tennis player Silvija Talaja and footballers Tomislav Bušić and Ivan Gudelj. The father of former Canada national men's ice hockey team
Canada national men's ice hockey team
captain Joe Sakic, Marijan Šakić, is from Imotski. The famous boxer Mate Parlov
Mate Parlov
was born near Imotski
Imotski
in the village of Ričice, and a terrorist Zvonko Bušić
Zvonko Bušić
is also from Imotski. Dinko Šakić
Dinko Šakić
officer in nazi NDH
NDH
was born in Imotski, and Veljko Kadijević, Minister of Defence in the Yugoslav government from 1988 to 1992, was born in Glavina Donja, near Imotski, but then moved to Moscow,Russia. Ante Rebić
Ante Rebić
is from Imotski. Twin towns[edit] Imotski
Imotski
is twinned with:

Bjelovar, Croatia

References[edit]

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^ Naklada Naprijed, The Croatian Adriatic Tourist Guide, pg. 308, Zagreb (1999), ISBN 953-178-097-8 ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 3, 2012. Retrieved October 12, 2010. županija/tabid/76/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/59750/Default.aspx ^ Esad Kurtović, Vlasi Bobani. Sarajevo: Društvo za proučavanje srednjovjekovne bosanske historije, 2012, p.25-51

Further reading[edit]

Ante Ujević (1991) [1954]. Imotska krajina. Matica hrvatska.  Vjeko Vrčić (1996). Plemena Imotske krajine. Franjevački Samostan. ISBN 978-953-6012-03-9.  Nedeljko Kujundžić (1981). Imotska krajina u narodnooslobodilačkoj borbi 1941-1945: pali borci, žrtve fašističkog terora i spomen obilježja. Prilozi izučavanju revolucionarnog pokreta, NOB-a i socijalističke revolucije. Imotski. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Imotski.

Official website (in Croatian) Imotske novine(Newspapers of Imotski) (in Croatian) Imotski
Imotski
forum (in Croatian) extensive overview Radio Imotski
Imotski
(in Croatian)

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Subdivisions of Split-Dalmatia County

Cities and towns

Hvar Imotski Kaštela Komiža Makarska Omiš Sinj Solin Split (seat) Stari Grad Supetar Trilj Trogir Vis Vrgorac Vrlika

Municipalities

Baška Voda Bol Brela Cista Provo Dicmo Dugi Rat Dugopolje Gradac Hrvace Jelsa Klis Lećevica Lokvičići Lovreć Marina Milna Muć Nerežišća Okrug Otok Podbablje Podgora Podstrana Postira Prgomet Primorski Dolac Proložac Pučišća Runovići Seget Selca Sućuraj Sutivan Šestanovac Šolta Tučepi Zadvarje Zagv