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Type Settlement
Usage Croatian
Pronounced Pron. [dǔb.roːʋ.niːk]  [key·simplify]
Other Forms FormsLatin: Ragusa

Meaning & History

Dubrovnik is a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea.
It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean Sea, a seaport and the centre of Dubrovnik-Neretva County. In 1979, the city of Dubrovnik joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites.

The name Dubrovnik of the Adriatic city is first recorded in the Charter of Ban Kulin (1189). It is mostly explained as dubron, a Celtic name for water (Gaulish dubron, Irish dobar, Welsh dubr/dwfr, Cornish dofer), akin to the toponyms Douvres, Dover, and Tauber.
Added 12/2/2018 by Sofia
Edited 2/22/2020 by Mike C