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Location of Konavle within Dubrovnik-Neretva County
Location of Konavle within Dubrovnik-Neretva County
The location of Konavle within Croatia

Coordinates: 42°31′N 18°22′E / 42.517°N 18.367°E / 42.517; 18.367

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 8,751
 • Density 42/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 [kɔ̌naːv̞lɛ]; 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.


The total municipality population was 8,751 people in 2011, split in the following 32 settlements:[1]

  • Brotnice, population 30
  • Cavtat, population 2.143
  • Čilipi, population 934
  • Drvenik, population 51
  • Duba Konavoska, population 63
  • Dubravka, population 296
  • Dunave, population 153
  • Đurinići, population 90
  • Gabrili, population 208
  • Gruda, population 731
  • Jasenice, population 14
  • Komaji, population 273
  • Kuna Konavoska, population 17
  • Lovorno, population 184
  • Ljuta, population 196
  • Mihanići, population 94
  • Mikulići, population 87
  • Močići, population 431
  • Molunat, population 210
  • Palje Brdo, population 127
  • Pločice, population 83
  • Poljice, population 70
  • Popovići, population 236
  • Pridvorje, population 231
  • Radovčići, population 230
  • Stravča, population 60
  • Šilješki, population 22
  • Uskoplje, population 137
  • Vitaljina, population 217
  • Vodovađa, population 180
  • Zastolje, population 149
  • Zvekovica, population 560

In the 2001 census, 96.5% of the population were Croats.[2]


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


External links

  • Molunat - The most southern tourist destination in Croatia

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Coordinates: 42°31′07″N 18°22′05″E / 42.51861°N 18.36806°E / 42.51861; 18.36806

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