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County of strong economic activities

Best regards to everyone, it is my special pleasure to welcome you to our County website!

Our region has an immense potential! All the values ​​of the mountain of Velebit and its slopes, Bukovica and Ravni Kotari, coast and islands with their climatic and geomorphologically unique features, as well as their traditional and cultural particularities, are the greatest comparative advantages in regional development planning and create the basic preconditions for the development of the whole area of ​​the Zadar County.

Božidar Longin

I believe that Zadar County as a unit of local, regional self-government whose basic task is development management, in cooperation with the economic, educational and scientific sectors as generators of overall socio-economic development, will implement defined activities and measures to take significant steps towards the ultimate goal, set back in 1993 when it was established, which is raising the quality of life conditions for all its inhabitants. In our efforts to turn the entire area of our County into additional value, we have been systematically implementing a polycentric development program since the very beginning of our regional self-government.

Zadar County is an attractive and economically competitive region of balanced and sustainable development, recognizable cultural and natural heritage and high quality of life.

Tourism, food-processing industry, fisheries, mariculture and shipping are key industries that encourage our overall development. Zadar County is a leader in mariculture and fisheries on the Adriatic and this sector is one of the most important export assets. The Adriatic Sea is not only a development resource, but also a way of life and that is why the commitment to its protection and sustainable coastal management is extremely important.

The port infrastructure has been developed both on the coast and in the island part. The port of Gaženica, the largest and most modern passenger and ferry port on the eastern Adriatic coast, is certainly of exceptional importance for the economy of the entire Zadar County. Its construction has triggered multiple positive effects for the entire county, and in 2019 it was declared the Port of the Year at the famous Cruise Industry Fair Seatrade Europe in Hamburg. With the realization of the Gaženica port project, Zadar has become an unavoidable transit centre for passenger and freight traffic in this part of Europe. The port of Gaženica is connected by a modern motorway, as well as Zadar Airport, which is connected to numerous European destinations.

Good natural position and investments in transport infrastructure have contributed to the development of tourism and all activities that accompany it. With the continuous increase in the number of tourist arrivals and overnight stays, the quality of the total tourist product is rising, which is gradually being improved and supplemented by the development of the tourist offer in the hinterland and remote parts of the County. Thanks to the fertile Ravni kotari, this County has great agricultural potential with a special emphasis on organic production. Top quality wines are made here, the best-rated olive oils and cheeses, quality fruits and vegetables grow.

As a significant tool in achieving its strategic goals, Zadar County has recognized EU funds through which numerous infrastructure projects have been financed and built, as well as renovated cultural heritage facilities such as the Rector's and Providur's Palace in Zadar and Mašković Han in Vrana.

Zadar County is the leader in Croatia in terms of investments in renewable energy sources, especially in the field of wind energy potentials use.

The step that is still awaiting full realization is to encourage the development of innovation, education, the digital society and the growth of competitiveness, then finally, the creation of even better conditions for a quality investment environment.

Finally, I wish to all of our visitors to have enough time to get to know more about the unique natural values ​​of our region, to find out numerous monuments that speak of the cultural and scientific achievements of man in this unusual space where you will be convinced that the past, present and future are merging into a unique atmosphere. Welcome!

The Zadar County Prefect

Božidar Longin, B.Sc.E.

Cities and municipalities

 

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Općina Pašman

Municipality Mayor:
KREŠIMIR ĆOSIĆ, mag. oec.

Municipality Mayor Deputy:
ANDRO MAGIĆ, mag. ing. logist.

Phone:
023/260‐260
023/260‐799

Fax:
023/260‐402

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opcinapasman.hr

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Općina Tkon

Municipality Mayor:
GORAN MUŠĆET

Municipality Mayor Deputy:
IVICA JAKOVLJEV

Phone:
023/285‐295

Fax:
023/285‐304

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tkon.hr

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Općina Kukljica

Municipality Mayor:
MARIN BOŠKO

Municipality Mayor Deputy:
IVONA CUKAR

Phone:

Phone:
023/373‐229
023/373‐590

Fax:
023/373‐840

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opcina-kukljica.hr

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Općina Preko

Municipality Mayor:
JURE BRIŽIĆ, bacc. oec.

Municipality Mayor Deputy:
KARLO NOVOSELIĆ

Phone:
023/286‐226
023/286‐383

Fax:
023/286‐702

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opcina-preko.hr

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Općina Kali

Municipality Mayor:
MARKO KOLEGA, dr. med

Municipality Mayor Deputy:
ZVONKO MIŠLOV, dr. med.

Phone:
023/281‐284
023/281‐800

Fax:
023/281‐801

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opcina-kali.hr

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Općina Sali

Municipality Mayor:
ZORAN MOROVIĆ

Municipality Mayor Deputy:
IVAN ORLIĆ

Phone:
023/377‐042
023/377‐088

Fax:
023/377‐560

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opcina‐sali.hr

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Grad Zadar

City Mayor:
BRANKO DUKIĆ

City Mayor Deputy:
ANTE BABIĆ,
JAGODA SURAĆ

Phone:
023/208‐100
023/208‐177

Fax:
023/213‐916

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grad-zadar.hr

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Općina Kolan

Municipality Mayor:
MARIN PERNJAK

Municipality Mayor Deputy:
JOSIP ZUBOVIĆ

Phone:
023/698‐008
023/698‐161

Fax:
023/698‐008

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kolan.hr

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Grad Pag

City Mayor:
ANTE FABIJANIĆ

City Mayor Deputy:
DAVOR FABIJANIĆ

Phone:
023/600‐830
023/600‐832

Fax:
023/611‐153

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pag.hr

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Općina Povljana

Municipality Mayor:
IVICA POGORILIĆ

Municipality Mayor Deputy:
PREDRAG RUKAVINA

Phone:
023/692‐800
023/692‐801

Fax:
023/692‐005

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povljana.hr

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Općina Vir

Municipality Mayor:
KRISTIJAN KAPOVIĆ

Municipality Mayor Deputy:
ANTONIO VUČETIĆ

Phone:
023/362‐018
023/363‐413

Fax:
023/362‐018

opcina‐vir@zd.t‐com.hr

vir.hr

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Općina Privlaka

Municipality Mayor:
GAŠPAR BEGONJA, dipl. ing.

Municipality Mayor Deputy:
NINA STOJČEVIĆ, mag. iur.

Phone:
023/367‐397
023/367‐561

Fax:
023/367‐142

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privlaka.hr

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Općina Vrsi

Municipality Mayor:
LUKA PERINIĆ, bacc. oec.

Municipality Mayor Deputy:
ANITA PREDOVAN, mag. oec.

Phone:
023/360‐625
023/300‐821

Fax:
023/359‐508

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vrsi.hr

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Općina Starigrad

Municipality Mayor:
KRSTE RAMIĆ

Municipality Mayor Deputy:
ŠIME MARASOVIĆ

Phone:
023/369‐225
023/369‐387

Fax:
023/359‐150

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opcina-starigrad.hr

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Općina Ražanac

Municipality Mayor:
NIKOLA MILETIĆ

Municipality Mayor Deputy:
MARIO DUNDOVIĆ

Phone:
023/651‐402
023/651‐370

Fax:
023/651‐102

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opcina-razanac.hr

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Općina Poličnik

Municipality Mayor:
DAVOR LONČAR

Municipality Mayor Deputy:
PETAR BOGOVIĆ

Phone:
023/354‐004
023/354‐005

Fax:
023/354‐005

opcina‐policnik@zd.t‐com.hr

opcina-policnik.hr

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Općina
Zemunik Donji

Municipality Mayor:
IVICA ŠARIĆ

Municipality Mayor Deputy:
IVICA DRAŽIĆ

Phone:
023/351‐355

Fax:
023/351‐657

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zemunik.hr

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Općina Posedarje

Municipality Mayor:
IVICA KLANAC

Municipality Mayor Deputy:
MARIJA CRNJAK

Phone:
023/266‐180
023/266‐325

Fax:
023/266‐180

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opcina-posedarje.hr

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Općina Novigrad

Municipality Mayor:
JOSO KLAPAN

Municipality Mayor Deputy:
SLAVKO GRUBIĆ

Phone:
023/375‐004
023/375‐149

Fax:
023/375‐149

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opcina-novigrad.hr

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Općina Galovac

Municipality Mayor:
MARIN GULAN, mag. oec.

Municipality Mayor Deputy:
ŽELJKO VUJEVIĆ, dipl. oec

Phone:
023/392‐073

Fax:
023/392‐073

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galovac.net

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Općina Škabrnja

Municipality Mayor:
NEDILJKO BUBNJAR

Municipality Mayor Deputy:
KRISTINA ERLIĆ, mag. turism. cult.

Phone:
023/637‐262
023/637‐706

Fax:
023/637‐706

opcina‐skabrnja@zd.t‐com.hr

opcina-skabrnja.hr

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Općina Bibinje

Municipality Mayor:
BRUNO BUGARIJA

Municipality Mayor Deputy:
ŠIME SEKULA

Phone:
023/261‐166
023/261‐803

Fax:
023/261‐803

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bibinje.hr

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Općina Sukošan

Municipality Mayor:
ANTE MARTINAC

Municipality Mayor Deputy:
FILIP DRAŽIĆ

Phone:
023/393‐283
023/393‐250

Fax:
023/394‐430

opcina‐sukosan@zd.t‐com.hr

opcina-sukosan.hr

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Općina Polača

Municipality Mayor:
TOMISLAV PRTENJAČA

Municipality Mayor Deputy:
ANTONIO ČAKARUN

Phone:
023/662‐001
023/662‐002

Fax:
023/662‐201

opcina‐polaca@zd.t‐com.hr

opcina-polaca.hr

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Općina
Sveti Filip i Jakov

Municipality Mayor:
ZORAN PELICARIĆ

Municipality Mayor Deputy:
JOSIPA MRKIĆ

Phone:
023/389‐800

Fax:
023/389‐802

opcina‐filip‐jakov@zd.t‐com.hr

opcina-svfilipjakov.hr

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Grad Biograd

City Mayor:
IVAN KNEZ

City Mayor Deputy:
MARIJAN STOPFER

Phone:
023/383-150
023/385-002

Fax:
023/383-377

gradonacelnik@
biogradnamoru.hr

biograd.hr

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Općina Pakoštane

Municipality Mayor:
MILIVOJ KURTOV

Municipality Mayor Deputy:
JOSIP KLARIĆ

Phone:
023/381‐060
023/381‐062

Fax:
023/381‐064

ured‐nacelnika@opcina‐pakostane.hr

opcina-pakostane.hr

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Grad Benkovac

City Mayor:
TOMISLAV BULIĆ

City Mayor Deputy:
TOMISLAV KLARICA,
PAULINA KULAŠ

Phone:
023/681‐056
023/684‐880

Fax:
023/684‐882

gradonacelnik@
benkovac.hr

benkovac.hr

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Općina Stankovci

Municipality Mayor:
ŽELJKO BARADIĆ

Municipality Mayor Deputy:
MATIJA ČAČIĆ

Phone:
023/380‐169
023/380‐442

Fax:
023/380‐141

opcina‐stankovci@zd.t‐com.hr

stankovci.hr

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Općina
Lišane Ostrovičke

Municipality Mayor:
IVICA MUSIĆ

Municipality Mayor Deputy:
IVANA RADAŠ

Phone:
023/661‐222
023/661‐001

Fax:
023/661‐002

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lisane-ostrovicke.hr

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Općina Jasenice

Municipality Mayor:
MARTIN BARIČEVIĆ

Municipality Mayor Deputy:
DANE RONČEVIĆ

Phone:
023/655‐703
023/655‐011

Fax:
023/655‐131

opcina‐jasenice@zd.t‐com.hr

jasenice.hr

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Grad Obrovac

City Mayor:
ANTE ŽUPAN

City Mayor Deputy:
SLOBODAN JURJEVIĆ
STANKO MIJIĆ

Phone:
023/689‐056
023/689‐007

Fax:
023/689‐054

grad‐obrovac@zd.t‐com.hr

obrovac.hr

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Općina Gračac

Authorized to temporarily perform duties of Municipality Mayor:
ROBERT JUKO, ING.

Municipality Mayor Deputy:
RAJKA RAĐENOVIĆ

Phone:
023/773‐004
023/773‐007

Fax:
023/773‐004

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gracac.hr

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Grad Nin

City Mayor:
EMIL ĆURKO

City Mayor Deputy:
DALIJA PAVLOVIĆ PEROŠ

Phone:
023/265‐252
023/265‐092

Fax:
023/265‐252

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grad-nin.hr

Benkovac


City Mayor

Tomislav Bulić

City Mayor Deputy

Tomislav Klarica

Paulina Kulaš

Bibinje


Municipality Mayor

Bruno Bugarija

Municipality Mayor Deputy

Šime Sekula

Biograd nM


City Mayor

Ivan Knez

City Mayor Deputy

Marijan Stopfer

Galovac


Municipality Mayor

Marin Gulan, mag. oec.

Municipality Mayor Deputy

Željko Vujević, dipl. oec.

Gračac


Authorized to temporarily perform duties of Municipality Mayor

Robert Juko, ing.

Municipality Mayor Deputy

Rajka Rađenović

Jasenice


Municipality Mayor

Martin Baričević

Municipality Mayor Deputy

Dane Rončević

Kali


Municipality Mayor

Marko Kolega, dr. med.

Municipality Mayor Deputy

Zvonko Mišlov, dr. med.

Kukljica


Municipality Mayor

Marin Boško

Municipality Mayor Deputy

Ivona Cukar

Kolan


Municipality Mayor

Marin Pernjak

Municipality Mayor Deputy

Josip Zubović

Lišane Ostrovičke


Municipality Mayor

Ivica Musić

Municipality Mayor Deputy

Ivana Radaš

Nin


City Mayor

Emil Ćurko

City Mayor Deputy

Dalija Pavlović Peroš

Novigrad


Municipality Mayor

Joso Klapan

Municipality Mayor Deputy

Slavko Grubić

Obrovac


City Mayor

Ante Župan

City Mayor Deputy

Slobodan Jurjević

Pag


City Mayor

Ante Fabijanić

City Mayor Deputy

Davor Fabijanić

Pakoštane


Municipality Mayor

Milivoj Kurtov

Municipality Mayor Deputy

Josip Klarić

Pašman


Municipality Mayor

Krešimir Ćosić

Municipality Mayor Deputy

Andro Magić

Posedarje


Municipality Mayor

Ivica Klanac

Municipality Mayor Deputy

Marija Crnjak

Povljana


Municipality Mayor

Ivica Pogorilić

Municipality Mayor Deputy

Predrag Rukavina

Polača


Municipality Mayor

Tomislav Prtenjača

Municipality Mayor Deputy

Antonio Čakarun

Poličnik


Municipality Mayor

Davor Lončar

Municipality Mayor Deputy

Petar Bogović

Preko


Municipality Mayor

Jure Brižić, bacc. oec.

Municipality Mayor Deputy

Karlo Novoselić

Privlaka


Municipality Mayor

Gašpar Begonja, dipl. ing.

Municipality Mayor Deputy

Nina Stojević

Ražanac


Municipality Mayor

Nikola Miletić

Municipality Mayor Deputy

Mario Dundović

Sali


Municipality Mayor

Zoran Morović, ing. el.

Municipality Mayor Deputy

Ivan Orlić

Stankovci


Municipality Mayor

Željko Baradić

Municipality Mayor Deputy

Matija Čačić

Starigrad


Municipality Mayor

Krste Ramić

Municipality Mayor Deputy

Šime Marasović

Sukošan


Municipality Mayor

Ante Martinac

Municipality Mayor Deputy

Filip Dražić

Sveti Filip i Jakov


Municipality Mayor

Zoran Pelicarić

Municipality Mayor Deputy

Josipa Mrkić

Škabrnja


Municipality Mayor

Nediljko Bubnjar

Municipality Mayor Deputy

Kristina Erlić, mag. turism. cult.

Tkon


Municipality Mayor

Goran Mušćet

Municipality Mayor Deputy

Ivica Jakovljev

Vir


Municipality Mayor

Kristijan Kapović

Municipality Mayor Deputy

Antonio Vučetić

Vrsi


Municipality Mayor

Luka Perinić, bacc. oec.

Municipality Mayor Deputy

Anita Predovan

Zadar


City Mayor

Branko Dukić

City Mayor Deputy

Ante Babić

Jagoda Surać

Zemunik Donji


Municipality Mayor

Ivica Šarić

Municipality Mayor Deputy

Ivica Dražić

Cultural and historical heritage of the Zadar County

Rare are the areas that provide possibility to absorb so many different atmospheres within small distances. Zadar County is just one of them. On a total area of just 7.486.91 km2 (of which to land belongs 3.641.91 km2, the sea area of 3.845.00 km2 and the island surface of 587.6 km2) we can: feel the freshness of the Lika air, see the sparkle of karst rivers, enjoy the delights of sailing and visiting 116 islands and islets, enjoy walks through the old towns’ centres, national beauties and nature parks, Bukovica karst and Ravni kotari fertile land, experience fishing on the largest Croatian lake, try hiking the longest Croatian mountain and in all other natural, cultural and historic beauties that our county is abundant of.

In this area, the county has existed since the 9th century, as we can learn from the lintel of the church of St. Cross in Nin where an inscription by the prefect Godečaj was carved. Since Godečaj’s County until our own, whose life began on April 16th 1993, many different rulers, states and systems have existed in this area. The various nations came and went or even stayed, fighting wars and making peace, destroying and creating, plundering and providing. All this is embedded in the material and spiritual heritage of the area and residents who live here.

Just that variety and splendour of natural rarities of our County, the unique blend of landscapes throughout history have always been the foundation for creativity and the highest cultural and economic achievements of local residents who repeatedly shaped priceless values by their actions. The richness of each region is its population. They, even in this region, despite numerous storms of historical events over the centuries, which did not make their lives easy at all, created a series of objects of material, as well as immaterial cultural heritage. Certainly, here should be mentioned Pag’s lace as a decorative element that occurs primarily on folk textiles, and then as an independent decorative item that originates from the Renaissance to the Mediterranean and Western Europe. Basic lacemaking techniques are lace needle sewing and mingling with mallets. It is significant that even today we can admire the beautiful lacework made by diligent women's fingers from Pag Island that seemed to have been captured and woven from sea waves’ foam. Lace makers guarded secrets of creating Pag’s lace for centuries and now it is on the list of protected immaterial cultural heritage and is registered on the UNESCO Representative List of the Immaterial Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Each year institutions such as the Museum of Ancient Glass, National Museum Zadar, Zadar Puppet Theatre, through their promotional activities represent the cultural heritage of the Zadar County as inexhaustible source of inspiration for local artists. Today Zadar is often called “city tailored to man”. This is a place of pleasant living that attracts increasing numbers of visitors to its ancient monuments like the remains of the Roman Forum, St. Donatus from the 9th century, the sarcophagus of St. Simon and new attractions such as the worldwide famous Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun.

We are proud of the tradition that has promoted ​​Zadar County as the County of the first university on Croatian soil, the first Croatian novel and grammar, great scientists and artists, the best farmers, fishermen, cattlemen whose hardworking hands, living in harmony with their natural surroundings, produce olive oil, cheese, wine, home-made bread, many other traditional delicacies, original folk songs, traditional music instruments and dances. As much as our modest man knew and had to work hard, so he knew very well how to have fun.

Thanks to globalization and the desire to go in step with modernity, sometimes we forget and unjustly neglect our tradition. Let’s try not to!

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