City of VRLIKA

The area of Vrlika, one of the youngest cities of Split-Dalmatia County, is located on the north-western edge of the county territory, deeply indented in the Dalmatian hinterland, out of reach of maritime influences. Borders of Vrlika area cover an area of ​​243.83 km², respectively Vrlika town and eight villages that gravitate around it: Garjak, Ježević, Koljane, Kosor, Maovice, Otišić, Podosoje and Vinalić.

Vrlika is located at 425 m above sea level, high mountain areas Svilaja and Dinara are under its regimen which are separated in that zone with the series of karst fields – field of Cetina and Pag in the north and a slightly larger, Vrlika field, located on the south, and the river Cetina and accumulation Lake Peruča.

Cetina, Dalmatian longest river, its 105 km long journey to the sea begins at the foot of Dinara where springs from several sources - springhead Cetina, at 380 m above sea level, of which three are the most consistent: the biggest, Milaševo vrilo, then Vuković vrilo and Batica vrilo (all three belong to the neighbouring Šibenik-Knin County). The river flows on the east edge of the field and after 25 km of peaceful flow gets stopped by Peruča dam, built for hydroelectric 1958. Water accumulation Peruča is 20 m in lower altitude of the source, its maximum depth is 65 m and the surface is 29 km2.

There is a remarkably impressive sight from the Vrlika fortress Window, on a steep cliff northwest of the city, Vrlika green field, blue Peruča and, quite down, stone town on the edge of the field, immersed in the safety of invisible forces that flows everywhere in its centre. With majestic mountain ranges Dinara and Svilaja, from whose pastures, sinkholes and forests people once used to live, today in Vrlika valley go down the benefits of a different types - mountain heights and expanses become the preferred destination of devotees and environmentally oriented adventure tourism and connoisseurs and admirers of nature with different profiles, it is recognized for the special value a large number of mountain habitats and certain plants and animal species that are inhabited there, due to which the whole Dinara is included in the European ecological network Natura 2000.


Area: 238 km2
Population 2011
- City: 2.705
- Urban: ---
Elevation: ---
Tourist Board:
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City suburbs:
Garjak, Ježević, Koljane, Kosore, Maovice, Otišić, Podosoje, Vinalić

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