Split is the second-largest city in Croatia. It lies close to the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea spread over a central peninsula. Split is an international transport hub. It has become a popular tourist destination since it lies next to the beautiful Adriatic islands and the Apennine peninsula.
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The Greeks founded the original city as the colony of Aspálathos during the 2nd and 3rd century BC. Additionally, it is the home of the Diocletian’s Palace, built for the Roman emperor in 305 AD. For most of the late Middle Ages, Split enjoyed peaceful autonomy as a free city. A problematic struggle between Venice and the King of Hungary for control over the Dalmatian cities followed. Venice eventually prevailed and during the early modern period, Split remained a Venetian city. It became a heavily fortified outpost surrounded by Ottoman territory.
In 1806 Split was included in the French Empire, becoming part of the Illyrian Provinces. After this occupation, the Austrian government obtained the city, in 1813.
In World War II, the city became annexed by Italy, then liberated by the Partisans after the Italian capitulation in 1943. It was later re-occupied by Germany, who made it the Independent Puppet State of Croatia. The city was liberated again by the Partisans in 1944 and was included in post-war Federal Yugoslavia, as part of the Republic of Croatia.
The shipbuilding industry was particularly successful and Yugoslavia, with its Croatian shipyards becoming world famous. Federal funding supported the construction of many recreational facilities and marinas at this time.
Hot, dry summers with mild, wet winters, but it can occasionally feel cold, at times, because of the strong northern wind. Rainfall is more than 820 millimetres in January as this is the coldest month, with an average low temperature of around 5 °C. November is the wettest month.