Šolta ( pronounced [ʃɔːlta] ; Italian : Solta ; Latin : Solentium ) is an island in Croatia . It is situated in the Adriatic Sea in the central Dalmatian archipelago , west of the island of Brač , south of Split (separated by Split Channel ) and east of the Drvenik islands, Drvenik Mali and Drvenik Veli (separated by the Šolta Channel ).  Its area is 58.98 km 2  and it has a population of 1,700 (as of 2011). 
The highest peak of Šolta is Vela Straža  which is 236 meters high.  On the north-eastern coast of the island there are the wide bays of Rogač and Nečujam. In the western portion of the interior of Šolta there is a field Approximately 6 km (4 mi) long and 2 km (1 mi) wide.
The economy of the island is based on vineyards , olives , fruit , fishing and tourism .   While the main settlements ( Grohote , Gornje Selo , Srednje Selo, Donje Selo) are inland, the main fishing centers are Maslinica ,  which is exposed to only north-westerly winds, making it a good shelter for smaller boats.  Rogač is the main port and Nečujam the center of the island’s tourism.
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