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Papua New Guinea - Philippines - New Zealand

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Japan and the United Kingdom

Japan and the United Kingdom Japan 377,835 km2 127,450,000 Capital Tokyo United Kingdom 243,610 km2 65,648,100 Capital...

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Madagascar is the second largest island state in the world behind Indonesia

Madagascar is the second largest island nation in the world behind Indonesia 587,040 km2 17,501,871 st. Capital of...

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Tuvalu is the second smallest island state in the world

Tuvalu is the second smallest island nation in the world 26 km2 11,468 century Vaiaku capital of Funafuti Atoll Protestant missionaries came to...

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Development of the Vis Island economy in the past
(selection from original scientific article selected by Bosko Budisavljevic)
The first sequel.
The island goes down in history as soon as it was colonized by Greeks from Sicily, with at least 600 people. Some claim that in ancient times, during the Roman rule of the island, 7,000 people continued:
After Croats migrated to the island, they merged with the ancient Greek-Roman population for centuries. As early as the 10th century, Vis was a completely Croatian city. Then the Venetians attack and destroy it and take part of its population into slavery. Komiža was first mentioned in XII. century.
The attack of the Catalans on the island in 1483 cost it the loss of a large number of inhabitants in the interior of the island (Velo selo), and since then their population has gradually settled the ports of Vis and Komiža. At the beginning of the 16th century, there were 1,000 or 1,200 inhabitants on the island, which could reach 1,500 people. The first more reliable figure comes from 1637, which indicates that the town of Vis has only about 1,000 inhabitants. The opportunity for the new population to settle in the middle of the 17th c. centuries for the duration of the Kandy War. At that time, about 40 families from the coast of Makarska moved to the island. It formed a special group, the so-called. "New inhabitants", endowed with some privileges by the Venetian authorities. 1698 1,800 people in Komiža alone. In 1736 the settlement of Vis was inhabited by 2,000. and 1,338 inhabitants in Komiža. 1782 in the three hamlets of Vis there are 460 families with 2,300, and in Komiža there are 320 families with 1,460 members.
The English administration of the island (since 1809) attracted a large number of adventurers and businessmen, and in a few years the number of its inhabitants increased to as much as 12,000. In 1813, there were 4,270 inhabitants in Vis. Certainly similar was in Komiža, so at that time the island was probably inhabited by about 8,000 people. In 1910 there were 10,107 inhabitants on the island.
It is interesting, however, that in 1928 an attempt was made to grow various peas in the Komiza fields. This proved to be useful and lucrative. By 1937, so in ten years, as many as 25 wagons of winter peas were produced there, mostly sold off the island.
Greek philosopher Agatarhial as early as III. century BC, a wine is being produced on Issa (Vis), an island on the Adriatic, which compares with all other then known wines. Moreover, it proved to be the best of all. In 1771, A. Fortis visited the island and noted that it was of medium quality wine. However, the peak of grapevine cultivation on the island came about 1890, when it covered an area of ​​4,697 acres (1,438 in Komiža municipality and 3,259 in Vis). Namely, it is known that in 1888. the island produced close to 100,000 hectoliters. almost four times more than twenty years earlier. At the 1903 exhibition in Ghent. Vis wine represented Dalmatia. This made the voice of the quality of excess wines even more pronounced. During the First World War, phylloxera almost destroyed the island's vineyards, before it had no one to cultivate and protect them from the pest. On the island in 1938. as many as 150,000 hl of wine were produced, which is a highlight of its production in the past.
In the 18th century, the belief of the island population was that the climate there was not conducive to the cultivation of olives, and therefore did not grow it, despite the vehement persuasion of the Venetian authorities. No other fruit, except carob, until XVIII. centuries were not cultivated to a considerable extent. During this century, there were fewer southern fruit trees (lemons, oranges) and pears on the island. The carob has been grown on the barren, uncultivated soil of the island since Greek colonization, which, of course, continued afterwards. However, it is known that in 1923. there were 53,542 carob trees in the Hvar district, of which a considerable number certainly grew on Vis. However, there is a claim by a competent expert that in the interwar period, in the birth year, only the population of Komiža municipality reads over 20 wagons of carob. In addition to carob, the island lacked some other fruits - figs, cherries, pears, fairy tales and others. In the mid-19th century, 1,600 fig trees and 700 bay trees grew on the island. At that time, more attention was paid to the cultivation of ants. There were 450 of them in 1852, and in the following years several thousand of her young would be planted. Their cultivation was intended exclusively for the production of silkworms, that is, silk.
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The Association of Anatomy of Islands - Research and Development Center was established in 2011 on the island of Vis.

The activities of the Anatomy Association of  Islands in the period 2012-2016 can be followed by clicking ARCHIVE at the top right of the cover page.

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The Association of Anatomy of Islands, in cooperation with Dobre Dobričević, organized an international student workshop in Lastovo in 2017.

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