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The medieval city of Trogir stands on an island but the new city extends north on the continent and south on the large Ciovo island. In 1976, Trogir had 5.000 inhabitants, 10,000 in 2005.
The island was first inhabited by the Illyrians but the city was founded in the 4th century BC by Greek settlers from Vis under the name of Tragurion (goat island). Being on an island and strongly fortified behind its city wall, it was able to resist to the Goths and to the Avars invasions. It was ruled by the Romans, later, in the early Middle Ages by Byzance, later again by Croatian kings, by Hungarian kings and after 1420 and until 1797, like most of the Dalmatian coast, Trogir became a part of the Republic of Venice. Many landmarks in Trogir are still known under their Venetian (=Italian) name as well as under their Croatian name.
Trogir is on the Unesco World Heritage list of sites.
Map of the old city of Trogir borrowed from1976 Nagel guide "Yougoslavie" (in French). Transcription of the legend :
1- Sveti Lovre (San Lorenzo) : Saint Lawrence
2- Palazzo Cipico (Ċipiko) : Cipiko Palace
3- Pošta : Post Office
4- Hotel Radovan
5- Palazzo del Comune : City Hall
6- Sveti Barbara : Church Saint Barbara
7- Sveti Jovan : Saint John
8- Muzej : Museum
9-Sveti Nikola : Saint Nicholas
10- Sveti Duje : Saint Dominic
11- Kamerlengo : Kamerlengo
12- Gospa od Karmine : Church
13- Sveti Petar : Saint Peter
14- Loggia : Loggia
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