Kali, Croatia

Kali (Croatian pronunciation: [kâːli]) is a municipality in Croatia on Ugljan island in Zadar County. In the 2011 census, there were 1,638 inhabitants, 99.39% of whom were Croats.[1]

Kali municipality within the Zadar County
Kali municipality within the Zadar County
Kali is located in Croatia
Location of Kali in Croatia
Coordinates: 44°03′46″N 15°12′20″E / 44.0628°N 15.2056°E / 44.0628; 15.2056
Country Croatia
CountyZadar County
 • Municipal MayorMarko Kolega


The settlement's name is likely derived from cale, a Celtic word for port.[2]


Kali is a fishing town[3] with a Mediterranean feeling. The old central part of the town was founded on a hillock around St. Lovre's (St. Lawrence) Church, the patron saint of the town. The famed fishermen's festival takes place under the saint's auspices every year in August.


  1. ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Zadar". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  2. ^ Magaš & Faričić 2000, p. 68.
  3. ^ Kali is also firmly committed to the local fishing industry, with trawlers crammed into the two harbours either side of its peninsula. Rough Guides (editor) (2012) Rough Guides Snapshot: Dalmatia Penguin, page 51, ISBN 978-1-4093-6154-1


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Coordinates: 44°03′48″N 15°12′24″E / 44.06333°N 15.20667°E / 44.06333; 15.20667