Dubrovnik in numbers

  • 14 – centuries since the founding of the city
  • 45 – length of Dubrovnik Summer Festival in days
  • 1979 – Dubrovnik was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List
  • 1234 – the highest mountain in the region, Snijeznica in Konavle
  • 2629 – hours of annual sunshine (they aren’t all in the summer!)
  • 20 – kilometres from the airport to the city
  • 1317 – the year the first pharmacy opened (the third oldest pharmacy in Europe)
  • 72 – the size of the Lokrum island in hectares
  • 4 – the number of entrances into the Old City
  • 1418 – the year that the Republic of Dubrovnik abolished slavery
  • 27 – degrees Celsius – average summer temperature
  • 1,940 – length of city walls in metres

There are many ways to describe this unique Adriatic city, magnificent, glorious and stunning would be three. Or as the great George Bernard Shaw said, ''Those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik”. But what about a mathematical approach.