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The 10 places in Croatia attracting the largest number of new residents

The places in Croatia which saw the highest migration revealed

The Croatian Bureau of Statistics has published the latest data about population migration in Croatia, revealing which towns have seen the highest number of incomers. 

The data reveals that small and medium-sized towns on the Croatian coast are attracting the largest number of new residents with nine out of ten towns with the highest number of migrated residents located on the coast, which is mostly due to development boosted by tourism and new jobs opening.

Dubrovnik was the city which attracted the highest number of incomers with 1,545 more people moving there than leaving in the last six years, portal gradonačelnik.hr writes. 

Second on the list was Kaštela which saw an increase in residents of 1,345 people. 


Solin, located near Split was third on the list with 1,299 more residents over the past six years. Vodice on the Dalmatian coast was next with 612, followed by Umag in Istria with 562 more residents. 

The island of Krk followed with 529, followed by Poreč with 476. Novalja on the island of Pag (396) and Supetar on the island of Brač (380) was next with Samobor, the only town in continental Croatia, rounding off the top 10 with 334 more residents.  

Samobor (photo credit: TZZ Samobor)

Vis with 11.6% and Novalja with 10.8% recorded the highest new population increase per capita. The rest of the top ten were Supetar, Krk, Nin, Stari Grad, Novigrad, Vodice, Hvar and Komiža.

Komiža (photo credit: Komiža Tourist Board)

Istria and Zagreb also recorded growth in the number of residents. From 2013-17 a total of 150,000 people emigrated from Croatia, with 62,000 immigrating from abroad. 

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