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Bol is a town on the south of the island of Brač in the Split-Dalmatia County of Croatia, population 1,630 (2011).

Bol
Town
Panoramic view of the western end of Bol, with the Zlatni Rat visible in the distance
Panoramic view of the western end of Bol, with the Zlatni Rat visible in the distance
Flag of Bol
Flag
Official seal of Bol
Seal
Bol is located in Croatia
Bol
Bol
Location of Bol in Croatia
Coordinates: 43°16′N 16°39′E / 43.267°N 16.650°E / 43.267; 16.650
Country Croatia
CountySplit-Dalmatia County
IslandBrač
Government
 • MayorTihomir Marinković, (Social Democratic Party of Croatia)
Area
 • Total23 km2 (9 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total1,630
 • Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
21420
Area code(s)021
Websitewww.bol.hr

Bol (its name is derived from the Latin word "vallum") is renowned for its most popular beach, the Zlatni Rat ("Golden cape").[3][4] It is a promontory composed mostly of pebble rock that visibly shifts with the tidal movement. The Adriatic Sea water at Zlatni Rat is clear and somewhat cold, due to the strong current of the strait it is situated in. There is a beach on either side of the horn. Bol itself is a popular tourist destination, known for its harbourside bars and restaurants, and wind surfing conditions.

The Dominican church in Bol contains a number of paintings by Tripo Kokolja.

The Zlatni Rat beach


International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Bol is twinned with:

See also

References

  1. ^ "Općine Splitsko - dalmatinske županije". dalmacija.hr (in Croatian). Split-Dalmatia County. Archived from the original on 22 August 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Bol". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  3. ^ Croatia by Jeanne Oliver.page 215
  4. ^ Walking in Croatia by Rudolf Abraham

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