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Island Veliki Drvenik

Drvenik Veliki (pronounced [dr̩v̞ɛ̌niːk v̞ɛ̂likiː]; sometimes called Drvenik veli, Italian: Zirona Grande) is an island in Croatian part of Adriatic Sea. It is situated in middle-Dalmatian archipelago, northwest of Šolta, 1.8 kilometres (1.1 miles) from the mainland. Its area is 12.07 square kilometres (4.66 sq mi). The highest peak is 178 metres high. The only settlement on the island is the eponymous village with population of 168 (2001 Croatian census). The island was first inhabited in the 15th century. Croatian monuments from the 13th century, the island is mentioned as "Gerona" or "Giruan". Main industries are agriculture, fishing and tourism. Coast of the island is constituted of many sand and pebble beaches.