Kaštel Kambelovac

Kaštel Kambelovac
Kaštel Kambelovac is located in Croatia
Kaštel Kambelovac
Country Croatia
Region Dalmatia
County Split-Dalmatia
Municipality Kaštela
Latitude 43.33.00 N
Longitude 16.22.58 E
Surface (km²) ?
Population 5,021 (as of 2011)
Time zone (UTC) UTC+1 CET

Kaštel Kambelovac is a town within the administrative area of Kaštela in Dalmatia, Croatia.[1]

The town of KaštelaEdit

The town of Kaštela is located on the coast of the Bay of Kaštela. It has over 40 000 inhabitants, and it is the second largest town in the Split and Dalmatia County and occupies a 17 kilometer shoreline. Although legally considered a single town (grad), Kaštela is traditionally divided between seven distinguished settlements all of which are centered on either a fort or castle:

HistoryEdit

Kaštel Kambelovac was built by the aristocratic family Cambi from Split (1589).[2] In 1517 noblemen and landowners from Split, brothers Jerolim and Nikola Cambi, built a castle on an islet to protect themselves and residents of Lažan and Kruševik settlements. The castle was cylindrically shaped (only one in Kaštela) and very suitable for defense.[3] The citadel was surrounded by the sea but was later connected with the mainland by filling up and levelling.[4]

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Coordinates: 43°33′00″N 16°22′59″E / 43.55°N 16.383°E / 43.55; 16.383