Area: 3641,91 km²
Population: 162.045 (2001.g.)
Its capital is Zadar.
Zadar county - Zadarska županija is a county in Croatia, it encompasses northern Dalmatia and southeastern Lika. Its center is the city of Zadar. The towns in the county of Zadar are: Zadar, Benkovac, Biograd, Nin, Obrovac and Pag.
It includes the islands of Dugi otok, Ugljan, Pašman and most of Pag, as well as a number of other, smaller islands. It also features the Paklenica national park.The County of Zadar plays a distinctive role in the road and railway traffic linking of Croatia’s northern and southern parts.
The so-called Adriatic Tourist Road, the Zagreb-Split highway route and the Zagreb-Knin-Split railway route with branch-lines to Zadar and Šibenik pass through the County.
Zadar is surrounded by four National Parks (Plitvice lakes and waterfalls, Paklenica canyion, Krka waterfalls and Kornati archipelago) and almost fifty tourist villages. The Zadar region with its 1200 km indented and untouched coastline, together with more than 300 islands and islets, give shelter in their quiet bays. To visit the Zadar region is to indulge nature's rich variety of mountain field and coastline scenery. Surrender to the magic of the Velebit mountain, enjoy the peace of the island landscape! Rich in history, Zadar's old town is vibrant with a modern and exciting life. Traditional and present day values merge creating the variety of Zadar's attractions.
The surroundings of Zadar are famous for quiet sea resorts, deserted und unspoiled bays and mainland scenery of lakes and waterfalls. Often small stone chapels stand ad mute guardians and witnesses of the ancient history and culture of Croatia from the 10th and 11th centuries. The unique archipelago of Zadar, with its islands emerging from a calm and clear sea, offers a wide choice of sports and recreation facilities. You can play tennis, try wind surfing or scuba diving, or make a trip to the charming Kornati islands.