Žut-Sit archipelago

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The Žut-Sit archipelago was proclaimed a significant landscape in 1967, as part of a nature reserve within the Kornati archipelago.

The Žut-Sit archipelago is a group of 35 islands in an area of 1933.64 ha not included within the boundaries of Kornati National Park and/or the Telašćica Nature Park. The island Žut (Latin Iunctus, meaning connected) is the second largest in size (14.82 km2) and second highest (176 m) island in the Kornati archipelago, and also has the largest area of cultivated and cleared land. It lies alongside the island Kornat, separated only by the Žut Channel.

A special value within this channel are the meadows of seagrass (Posedonia oceanica), which are of the utmost importance for the survival and reproduction of marine organisms and maintaining marine biodiversity.

The island Sit and neighbouring islets are the smallest in the group among the island groups of the Kornati archipelago and are nearest to the mainland. They are separated from the island Pašman by the Srednji Channel, and from the island Žut by the Sit Channel (Sit- Žut Channel), which features many scattered shallows, crags and reefs.