Ada Bojana (Montenegrin: Ада Бојана, pronounced [ǎːda bɔ̌jana]; Albanian: Ishulli i Bunës) is an island in the Ulcinj Municipality in Montenegro. The name Ada means river island in Serbo-Croatian.

Ada Bojana Island
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Aerial photograph of the Bojana River delta with Bojana Island (Ada Bojana)
Ada Bojana Island is located in Montenegro
Ada Bojana Island
Ada Bojana Island
Geography
LocationBojana river Delta
Total islands1
Area4.81 km2 (1.86 sq mi)
Area rank1 (in Montenegro)
Length3 km (1.9 mi)
Highest elevation3 m (10 ft)
Administration
MunicipalityUlcinj Municipality
Demographics
Population24

The island is created by a river delta of the Bojana River. Legend says it was formed by gathering river sand around a ship sunk at the mouth of Bojana river, but it is more likely to be a delta in formation.[citation needed] It is located on the southernmost tip of Montenegro, with the Bojana river separating it from Pulaj and Velipojë in the Albanian territory.

The island is of triangular shape, bordered from two sides by the Bojana river and by the Adriatic Sea from the southwest. It has an area of 4.8 square km.

It is a popular tourist destination, with 3 kilometres (2 miles) long sandy beach with traditional seafood restaurants. Ada Bojana offers kitesurfing and windsurfing locations on the Adriatic Coast due to the strong cross onshore winds during summer afternoons. Ada Bojana's main income is from Camping.[citation needed]

The New York Times included Ada Bojana and Montenegro's South Coast (including Velika Plaža and Hotel Mediteran) in a ranking of top travel destinations for 2010 – "Top Places to Go in 2010".[1]

FKK Resort Ada BojanaEdit

Naturist Island Ada Bojana (Ada Buna) is a place for nude tourists. The first phase of Ada, which was constructed in 1972, provides 83 small houses overlooking the Adriatic Sea with a capacity of 320 beds. The hotel complex is located on the southwest side of the island. Nudist Island of Bojana (Buna) is located 15 km away from Ulcinj, notable for its untouched nature. Although in the Mediterranean region, Ada's dominant climate is subtropical.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The 31 Places to Go in 2010". The New York Times. 7 January 2010. Retrieved 2014-10-27.
  2. ^ "Plage Naturiste Île Ada Bojana". plage.sitego.fr (in French). Retrieved 2020-05-20.

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Coordinates: 41°51′45″N 19°21′40″E / 41.86250°N 19.36111°E / 41.86250; 19.36111