Dubrovnik, itself a small Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea, had once the distinction of the largest cities in Europe. In the 15th century when Florence and London had populations of 10,000 and 50,000 respectively, Dubrovnik sized about 40,000 inhabitants.

 

The Croatian, Melik Jesa Dubrovcanin, arrived in India in 1480 and went on to become a Viceroy in Gujarat. The Croatians established a colony, by the name of Ragusan, on the Malabar Coast in north Goa, India. The Church of Sao Braz-Saint Vlaho, which still stands now in Goa, was built in 1563. The church bell came from Dubrovnik. At one time the colony had a population of 12000 residents.

Dubrovnik, itself a small Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea, had once the distinction of the largest cities in Europe. In the 15th century when Florence and London had populations of 10,000 and 50,000 respectively, Dubrovnik sized about 40,000 inhabitants. The Dubrovnik Republic was probably the first state to recognize the independence of the United States of America.

In 1979, Dubrovnik was added to the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Centers.

 

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Coldnoon (International Journal of Travel Writing & Travelling Cultures) is one of the largest online literary magazines published from Asia. It has published authors from all over the world, largely from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Russia, United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, among others.

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