Central Dalmatian archipelago in the Adriatic Sea, 42°58'N, 17°E (Korčula town), 1270 metres from the mainland at the nearest point, 49 nautical miles northwest of Dubrovnik, 57 nautical miles southeast of Split, 250 nautical miles from Venice, 250 nautical miles from Corfu.
Area: 276 sq km; the sixth largest Croatian island
Length: 47 km
Width: 8 km
Length of coastline: 182 km
Number of islets in the Korčula Archipelago: 50
Sea depth around the island: 20 to 75 m
Height: 568 m (mount Klupca)
Composition of the soil: lime-stone, dolomite and marl
Relief: hilly island with numerous small fields and valleys
Sea currents:1-3 knots around the island, 3 knots in the Pelješac Channel
Salinity of the sea: 38 per thousand
Snow: 2-5 cm overnight once every 3-5 years
Waters: there is practically no surface water
Winds: in winter, the predominant winds are the south wind (jugo - warm and moist wind from the SE) and the north wind (Bura – cold and dry wind from the NE). In summer, the winds are mainly the "maestral" from the NW and numerous thermal winds.
Tide: 30 cm
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