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Podgora (Municipality, Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia)

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Presentation of Podgora

The municipality of Podgora (2,884 inhabitants in 2001, 1,534 in the village of Podgora) emerged as a se resort in 1922, much ealrier than other places in Dalmatia. Podogra was the site of establishment of the naval forces of the Yugoslav Partisans in 1942. Inaugurated in 1962 by Marshal Tito, the Seagull Wings commemorative monument was erected on a dominant point overseeing the coastal waters. During Yugoslavia, it was customarily that ships would hail the monument when passing by, by horn or dipping the ensign.

Željko Heimer, 22 October 2016



Coat of arms of Igrane - Image by Željko Heimer, 22 October 2016

Igrane (480 inhabitants) was already settled in the classical period, as evidenced by Roman graves. The St. Michael church was erected in the 11th century among the olive groves growing on the steep hills raising above the coast from Igrane.
Igrane was first documented only in 1466. The Šimić-Ivanišević family built a Baroque summer manor there in 1760. During the Cretan War (1645-1669) a tower was erected i nthe port, named the Zale's tower, after the local leader of the struggle against the Ottomans, Zale Antičić.

Željko Heimer, 22 October 2016