Location Adriatic Sea
Coordinates 42°44′28″N 17°49′06″E / 42.74111°N 17.81833°E / 42.74111; 17.81833Coordinates: 42°44′28″N 17°49′06″E / 42.74111°N 17.81833°E / 42.74111; 17.81833
Archipelago Elaphiti Islands
Area 3.4 km2 (1.3 sq mi)
Highest elevation 222 m (728 ft)
County Dubrovnik-Neretva

Jakljan is an uninhabited islet in Croatia, part of the Elaphiti Islands archipelago off the coast of southern Dalmatia. It is located northwest of Dubrovnik and west of the island of Šipan. Its area is 3.4 km2 and its coastline is 14.6 km long.[1] A children's resort and recreational center is located on the island.

The island was the site of a mass execution of 204 German and Croatian prisoners of war by Yugoslav Partisans in May 1945.[2] Discovery and exhumation of the site began in mid-February 2013. By 28 February the remains of 214 males had been recovered.[3] The remains were buried in a joint grave at the Home Guard cemetery in Dubrovnik on 1 March 2013.[4]

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  1. Duplančić Leder, Tea; Ujević, Tin; Čala, Mendi (June 2004). "Coastline lengths and areas of islands in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea determined from the topographic maps at the scale of 1 : 25 000" (PDF). Geoadria. Zadar. 9 (1): 5–32. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
  2. Kalajdžić, Ahmet (22 February 2013). "Ekshumacija na Jakljanu: ratni zarobljenici likvidirani metkom u zatiljak". Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian). Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  3. Jelavic, Grgo (25 February 2013). "Na Jakljanu pronađeni posmrtni ostatci 117 žrtava". Hrvatska radiotelevizija (in Croatian). Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  4. "Na dubrovačkom Domobranskom groblju pokopani posmrtni ostaci 214 njemačkih mornara". Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian). 1 March 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2013.


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