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Rogoznica Croatia

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Rogoznica is a popular tourist village on the Dalmatian coast in Croatia that lies in the southernmost part of the Sibenik-Knin county, in a deep bay sheltered from wind, about 30 km from Sibenik. In the 2001 census, the population of the village was 2,391, with 96% declaring themselves Croats.

The part of Rogoznica that lies on the mainland was populated already in 1390. In 1518 the inhabitants fled in front of the Turkish army to safety of the nearby island.

In the recent history, the nearby village of Zecevo became known widely during the Croatian war of independence when the Croatian volunteer army hit two planes of the Yugoslav army during the aerial bombing, and one of the soldiers shouted triumphantly: "Both went down!" which at the time meant a lot for the course of the war, and these words are still connected to the place.

Rahim Ademi, a Croatian general during the Homeland War, was stationed in Rogoznica for a time.

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Imágenes cercanas en Croatia

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A: Croatia, Rogoznica: Superyachts at Marina Frapa

por Ernst Michalek, 870 metros de distancia

Impressive Ships: Superyachts at Marina Frapa 

Croatia, Rogoznica: Superyachts at Marina Frapa

B: Croatia Coast Sundown

por Marcus Hartmann, a 7.3 km.

Croatia Coast Sundown

C: Croatia Primosten Harbour

por Marcus Hartmann, a 7.6 km.

Croatia Primosten Harbour

D: Panorama Grebastica near Sibenik

por Pavle Novak, a 11.2 km.

The first time that Grebastica was mentioned in a written document, was in 1298 as "Grebac". The Sibe...

Panorama Grebastica near Sibenik

E: Marina Croatia

por Hans Molenkamp, a 11.6 km.

Marina is located on a main road (M2, E65). It is a tourist village with a sandy beach shaded by oliv...

Marina Croatia

F: Seget Vranjitca

por Hans Molenkamp, a 17.5 km.

The town of Seget Vranjitca is located close to the Adriatic Sea in the heart of central Dalmatia. Ma...

Seget Vranjitca

G: Mooring at Zlarin island, Croatia

por Iván Ferenczy, a 18.1 km.

Mooring at Zlarin island, Croatia

H: Scenic bay at Zlarin Island, Croatia

por Iván Ferenczy, a 18.1 km.

Scenic bay at the Zlarin island, near Sibenik. The clear and deep water is ideal for snorkeling...

Scenic bay at Zlarin Island, Croatia

I: Sunrise on medena beach

por Alexey Polyakov, a 18.9 km.

Sunrise over the beach in the vicinity of Trogir

Sunrise on medena beach

J: Maslinica: Bay

por Alexey Tsepelev, a 23.7 km.

Maslinica: Bay

Este panorama fue tomado en Croatia, Europe

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Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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