The County of Split-Dalmatia is located in the central part of the Dalmatian region. The total territorial area is 14,045 km², of which the land surface is 4,572 km2. According to the administrative territorial structure it has 16 towns and 39 municipalities. The capital city is the second largest city in Croatia (175,140 inhabitants).
Split is an important traffic crossroad, and also the largest ferry port on the Croatian Adriatic coast. The international airport is the second largest in proportion and in traffic importance in Croatia, whilst the airport in Brač was built for smaller planes and is used mainly for tourism purposes.