Dubrovnik and the Croatian Coastline

The city of Dubrovnik in the country of Croatia has become a popular destination for the tourists, both for staying in a hotel in the region or visiting from one of the many cruise ships that dock at the cities port.

From its official Wikipedia entry here is more details: Dubrovnik is a city in southern Dalmatia, Croatia, by the Adriatic Sea. It was historically known as Ragusa. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean, a seaport and the centre of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County. Its total population is 42,615 (2011 census). In 1979, the city of Dubrovnik was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in recognition of its outstanding medieval architecture and fortified old town.

Dubrovnik became part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia immediately upon its creation, and it was incorporated into its Zeta Banovina in 1929, before becoming part of the Banovina of Croatia upon its creation in 1939. During World War II, it was part of the Axis puppet state Independent State of Croatia, before being reincorporated into SR Croatia in SFR Yugoslavia.

In 1991, during the Croatian War of Independence, Dubrovnik was besieged by the Yugoslav People's Army for seven months and suffered significant damage from shelling. 

One of the popular reasons that people visit the town is the HBO show "Game of Thrones", which uses the towns streets as their backdrop to the action representing the cities of King's Landing and Qarth.

It has also been used for films including the 1964 war thriller "The Secret Invasion", "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" in 2016 representing the casino city of Canto Bight alongs with parts of the 2017 film "Robin Hood"

Dubrovnik and the Croatian Coastline
WiderView Visual Media, Chris Roberts 24 September 2018
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