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Location of Konavle within Dubrovnik-Neretva County
Location of Konavle within Dubrovnik-Neretva County
Konavle is located in Croatia
The location of Konavle within Croatia
Country Croatia
County Dubrovnik-Neretva County
 • Mayor Luka Korda (HDZ)
 • Total 209.25 km2 (80.79 sq mi)
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 8,577
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 20 000
Area code(s) 020
Licence plate DU

Konavle (pronounced ; Italian: Canali or Valle dei Canali) is a small region and municipality located southeast of Dubrovnik, Croatia.

It is administratively part of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County and forms a municipality with its center at Cavtat.


  • Demographics 1
  • History 2
  • Geography 3
  • Transport 4
  • Notable people from Konavle 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


The total municipality population was 8,577 people in 2011, split in the following 32 settlements:[1]

In the 2011 census, 97.1% of the population were Croats.[2] Historically, inhabitants of Konavle were Canalesi.[3]


Even though considerably damaged during the Croatian War of Independence, Konavle maintain its status as one of the wealthiest counties in all of Croatia, consistently ranking amongst the ten richest counties.


Konavle is actually a narrow field located between the Sniježnica mountain and the Adriatic Sea, spanning the area from the coastal town of Cavtat to the Montenegrin border at Prevlaka. Other than Cavtat, only the southernmost village of Molunat is located on the coast, while the other 30 villages are in the hinterland.

The Sniježnica peak at 1234 meters of altitude is the highest point of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County and village of Kuna with its 700 m altitude is the highest village in the county. Although Gruda is the administrative center of the municipality, the largest settlement is Cavtat.


The airport for Dubrovnik is located near the Konavle village of Čilipi.

Notable people from Konavle


  1. ^ a b "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Konavle". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb:  
  2. ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Dubrovnik-Neretva". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb:  
  3. ^ William Miller, Ottoman Empire and Its Successors, 1801–1927, 3rd ed. (Cambridge University Press, 1936), p. 36.

External links

  • Molunat - The most southern tourist destination in Croatia

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