Area : 394 km2 - the bigest island of Dalmatia and the 3rd bigest island if Croatia.
Number of inhabitants: 12 thousand, in island there are 20 villages and some settlements.
Distance from Split: 7 miles
Transfer : connection by ferry Split – Supetar cca 50 minutes, connection by ferry Makarska – Sumartin cca 1 hour, flying connection is assure by the small international airport on the island, by charters and regular lines
Woods: 27% of surface is covered by woods – pinewood oak-trees, mountain ash and so on
The number of shiny-hours/day: 2 718, alongs with the island Hvar belongs Brač to the most shines places in Croatia.
Average temperature: 15,5 C
Highest hill of the island: Vidova Gora (778 m), at the same time it is the highest hill of Adriatic islands.
Capital: Supetar with cca 4 thousand of inhabitants.
Stone of Brač: the island is known because of the recovery of white marbel. From this marbel are built for example: the palave of Dioklecian in Split, the cathedral in Trogir and Šibenik, the White-house in Washington, Batty park in New Yorku, the monument of fascism in Addis Abebe, the Parliament and the castle in Wiena, the Parliament in Budapešt and a lot of another significant buildings all over the world.
The known stone-pits: the stone was surfaced already in the beginning of the 1st millenium A.D. in the village Pučišće in the stone-pit called Škrip.
Occupancy: in Neolithic, in the 15th century has the island 6 thousand of inhabitants, in the year 1900 it was about 25 thousand.
The first in habitants : Ilirs
The designation of the island: perhaps the name has a very old ancestry – after a rich deer, which sceleton was found in the cave called Kopačini by the village Dolni Humac.