Klek (peninsula)

Klek is a peninsula in the Adriatic Sea located southwest of Neum, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It encloses the Bay of Neum, separating it from the larger Bay of Mali Ston and the Pelješac peninsula.[1] At the cape of peninsula, a few hundred meters from the shore, is a small islet as part of a reef consisting series of bare rocks appearing under the water table (Serbo-Croatian: hrid, hridina). It is called Lopata, and at the tip of the reef there is a lighthouse Lopata. Also at the very tip of the peninsula there is the Rep Kleka lighthouse[2][3][4]

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The tip of the peninsula seen from the mainland, with the Lopata islet (left) and larger landmass of Pelješac (background)
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Klek (peninsula) is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Klek (peninsula)
Klek (peninsula) is located in Dinaric Alps
Klek (peninsula)
LocationAdriatic Sea
Coordinates42°55′09″N 17°35′30″E / 42.919224°N 17.591658°E / 42.919224; 17.591658Coordinates: 42°55′09″N 17°35′30″E / 42.919224°N 17.591658°E / 42.919224; 17.591658
EntityFederation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The tip of the peninsula, known as Rep Kleka (also known as Ponta repa and Turski rep), that lies directly across the eponymous village of Klek in Croatia, is disputed between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, who last negotiated its status in the 1999 Neum Agreement.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Klemenčić 2000.
  2. ^ "Granica općine Neum u Malostonskom zaljevu od 1974". infobiro.ba. Oslobođenje. 29 November 2005. Retrieved 6 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Neum i granični problemi". www.hercegovina.info (in Croatian). 13 December 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Lighthouses of Bosnia and Herzegovina". www.ibiblio.org. Retrieved 6 February 2022.
  5. ^ Arnaut 2014, pp. 160–164.


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