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Hvar at sunset.

Hvar is a city and port on the island of Hvar, part of Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia. The city itself is inhabited by 3,771 people, making it the largest settlement on the island of Hvar. It is situated on a bay in the south coast of the island, opposite from the other nearby towns of Stari Grad and Jelsa.

The city of Hvar has a long and distinguished history as center for trade and culture in the Adriatic. An independent commune within the Venetian Empire during the 13th to 18th centuries, it was an important naval base with a strong fortress above, encircling town walls and protected port. Hvar is the site of one of the oldest surviving theatres in Europe, opened in 1612.

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