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Here are some fun facts about Hvar:

Fun fact number 1 - Hvar holds the oldest public theater in Europe.

Fun fact number 2 - 'Hvar' means where in Icelandic.

Fun fact number 3 - Croatia is credited with inventing the necktie.

Fun fact number 4 - One little reported benefit for mothers-to-be who are thinking of settling on the islands is that Jadrolinija offers free travel for life to any child born on one of its journeys. Whether the long-term saving is worth the inconvenience is a personal decision of course.

Fun fact number 5 - Inventor of dactylography, a method of discovering lawbreakers using fingerprints, was Ivan Vučetić (1858-1925) from Hvar.

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