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TROGIR is a small town, port and summer resort, located in the Split-Dalmatian County at the west entrance to the Bay of Kaštela at an altitude of approx. 1 meter above sea level. The town itself is situated on a small island in the strait between the Island of Ciovo and the mainland with which it is connected by two bridges. It is connected to all Dalmatian towns by the Adriatic Highway, and the Airport of Split is located in its very vicinity - just four kilometres east of it, in Divulje.Trogir is predominantly a tourist destination, with a mild Mediterranean climate.
Trogir has a population of about 13000 inhabitants who work in shipbuilding, the tourism industry, agriculture and fish industry.

 

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Trogir has a long and a tumultuous history. The wealth of its archaeological findings show an uninterrupted continuity of habitation from prehistory to today; there are traces of life in this area dating from the year 2000 B.C. The ancient Greeks founded a colony called Tragurion on the foundations of an older Illyrian settlement during the 3rd/2nd century B.C. The marble relief showing Kairos, a divine figure, dates from that time (4th/3rd century B.C.). During the 1st century B.C., this Illyrian-Greek settlement became a Roman municipality, called Tragurium, and was renowned for its stone.

 

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The historical core of Trogir is a unique monument of culture, and was therefore included in UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1997. The urban and architectural plan of Trogir has kept its basic medieval structural elements of a fortified town, the typical composition of streets and squares, the representative sacral and secular public facilities and a condensed myriad of other buildings. Regardless of the architectural value of some of its specific facilities, Trogir is most of all, remarkably valuable as a whole, with its many messages - artistic, cultural-historical and represents one of the most important cultural assets in Croatia, as well as the whole world.