otok (literal translation: "barren island") is an
island off the northern Adriatic coast, located between Rab's northeastern
shore and the mainland, in what is today Republic of Croatia's Primorje-Gorski
Kotar county.The island is barren and uninhabited. Its northern shore
is almost completely bare, while the southern one has small amounts
of vegetation as well as a number of coves.Humans first took notice
of the island during modern times. Throughout World War I, Austria-Hungary
sent Russian prisoners of war from Eastern Front to Goli Otok.In 1949,
the entire island was officially made into a high-security prison run
by the authorities of Socialist Yugoslavia.
otok se nalazi u Velebitskom kanalu izmedu otoka Raba i obale.
Od kopna je udaljen ~6 km, a od otoka Raba ~5 km. Na njemu se nalazi
naselje Maslinje. Goli otok je neplodan i nema stalnih stanovnika. Sjeverni
dio otoka nema vegetacije, dok na južnoj strani ima nešto
malo vegetacije te i nekoliko uvala.