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Split (Italian: Spalato) is the largest and most important city in Dalmatia, center of the Split-Dalmatia county. With a population of 188,694 (2001) it is the second largest city in Croatia.

Split lives on its tourism, further on fishing, wine and its paper, concrete, olive and chemical industries. It is also an important traffic point for Dalmatia: most of the middle Dalmatian islands are not reachable except through Split's harbour (usually with the Jadrolinija ferries). This includes both the closer islands of Brač, Hvar and Šolta, but also Vis and Lastovo which are more distant. The Split airport in Divulje is often the first stop for most of the tourists to this region.

Split is known for Diocletian's Palace and its Cathedral with the famous bell tower. Up to this day Split is the seat of an archbishop. Despite the existence of the ancient Salona (today's Solin) just north of today's Split, the construction of the palace marks the beginning of the city. Roman Emperor Diocletian who ruled between 284 and 305 ordered it built around the year 300. In the 7th century the giant building was long deserted - the first citizens of Split settled inside its walls. Even today the palace constitutes the inner city of Split, full of shops, markets, places, inserted on the corridors and floors of the former palace, and the cathedral that was a mausoleum in Diocletian's day.

After that, Split belonged a long time to Venice (in the 14th century and then from 1420 on), until it fell to Austria-Hungary in 1797. (An often understated fact is that the Croatian people, within the kingdoms of Hungary and Austria-Hungary, had their own administrative regions, leaders, and representation in the parliaments of Budapest and Vienna.)

The province Dalmatia was later joined with Croatia and Split remained in Croatia (at times as Yugoslavia) until the present day. During the Second World War, part of the port facilities were bombed.

Split is sometimes credited as Dalmatia's capital, but there's no such governmental unit as Dalmatia today, and the traditional capital is actually the city of Zadar.

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