Zadar is the oldest continuously-inhabited Croatian city. It is situated on the Adriatic Sea, at the northwestern part of Ravni Kotariregion. Zadar serves as the seat of Zadar County and of the wider northern Dalmatian region. The city proper covers 25 km2 (9.7 sq mi) with a population of 75,082 in 2011, making it the second-largest city of the region of Dalmatia and the fifth-largest city in the country.
You can’t stand at the Zadar and watch these seven story fountains and not go, ‘That’s something of extraordinary man-made beauty.
Today, Zadar is a historical center of Dalmatia, Zadar County’s principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial, educational, and transportation centre. Zadar is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Zadar. Because of its rich heritage, Zadar is today one of the most popular Croatian tourist destinations, named “entertainment center of the Adriatic” by The Times and “Croatia’s new capital of cool” by The Guardian. In 2016 the Belgian portal Europe’s Best Destinations.com named Zadar the “Best European Destination” after a three-week period of online voting involving more than 288,000 votes.
UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list included the fortified city of Zadar as part of Venetian Works of Defence between 15th and 17th centuries.