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Knin, historic town in the hinterland Pakostane

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Knin town is first mentioned in the 10th century by the Byzantine Emperor Constantine VII. Porphyrogenitus, in his work De administrando Imperio (Empire Management), as the center of the county the cloth. But life in the immediate and wider area of ​​Knin much older, as evidenced by numerous archaeological finds. Knin was once a fortified town which is its location, the defense force and arms was the most powerful fortresses in Dalmatia. Since the establishment, Knin was defended by many enemies as evidenced by well-preserved Knin fortress with high walls. Defenders are constantly enlarged the fort by the then defense needs. He was one of the seats of Croatian kings, and the headquarters, because from Knin to command the area safer and Liburnia and Dalmatia, as evidenced by the increasing number of church buildings in the Knin area built in the reign of Prince Trpimir.

City of Knin is located in the Karst area rich in springs and bounded mountains through which the river flows through seven. Intersection of the roads and the Adriatic Croatian mainland and the third intersection railways in Croatia.. Knin It is well connected with major Croatian seaports Split (100 km), Sibenik (60 km) and Zadar and (100 kilometers) from where the goods and property railroads continue their way to the interior and the Croatian Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

International airport of Split and Zadar are located just an hour’s drive from Knin. Knin is also associated with the new highway Zagreb-Split in Sibenik port, remote from Knin 40 minutes, and Sveti Rok tunnel at Gracac that leads to a state highway D1. Knin area exceptionally preserved natural beauty and historical monuments and archaeological sites.