Novigrad, Zadar County

Novigrad is a village and municipality in Croatia in the Zadar County. According to the 2011 census, there were 2,375 inhabitants, absolute majority of which were Croats.

Village centre
Village centre
Novigrad is located in Croatia
Location of Novigrad in Croatia
Coordinates: 44°10′52″N 15°32′52″E / 44.18111°N 15.54778°E / 44.18111; 15.54778
Country Croatia
 • Municipal mayorJoso Klapan
 • Total51.31 km2 (19.81 sq mi)
 • Total2,375
 • Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
 (municipality total)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
23312 Novigrad
panoramic view
Novigrad panorama
the Novigrad municipality within the Zadar County
Vlatković (Kontin's) palace is located within the historic center of Novigrad, just above the Great (city) gate along the eastern rampart. The yard is a set of residential and commercial buildings with a water cistern and terraced gardens. It was extended several times in the period from the 17th to the 19th century. The last extensive reconstruction of the complex was carried out in 1813, when Canon Pave Vlatković built a cistern and decorated the residential buildings in the forms of classicism.


In 1386, the Hungarian and Croatian sovereign Mary and her mother, Elizabeth of Bosnia, were imprisoned in Novigrad. Elizabeth was strangled in Novigrad in 1387 but Mary was liberated. It was part of Republic of Venice in 1409. Venetian rule in Novigrad briefly interrupted by Ottoman occupation between 1646 and 1647 during Cretan War.[3]


The historic little town on the southern side of the Novigrad sea is situated in a narrow bay. The Novigrad sea is abundant in fish and shellfish, which is why Novigrad fishermen are well known. The town has preserved its Mediterranean architecture, and partially also its system of fortification. The vicinity of the Zrmanja River allows for attractive canoe, kayak or rafting excursions.


  1. ^ "Općine na područjima posebne državne skrbi Republike Hrvatske" (PDF). Croatian Chamber of Economy. Retrieved 15 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Novigrad". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
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Coordinates: 44°10′52″N 15°32′52″E / 44.18111°N 15.54778°E / 44.18111; 15.54778