|Official language(s)||Narentian, , Croat,Slovak,...|
|Date of creation||26th September 2012|
The island is first heard of under the Illyrians in 360 BC. It was part of Liburnia and then part of the Roman Empire. The emperor Octavian Augustus built town walls and gave Rab the title of Municipium.
Saint Marinus, the founder of the mini-state of San Marino, originated on Rab, whence he fled during the religious persecutions of the Emperor Diocletian (this ancient tie is commemorated in the present twin-city agreement between Rab and San Marino).
During the Middle Ages Rab was part of the Byzantine Empire, then, for a short time, part of the Kingdom of Croatia, then in 1358 the island came under the rule of King Louis the Great, the Angevin ruler of Hungary.
During the Renaissance it was ruled by Venice from 1409 until the end of 18th century followed by a brief interlude under Napoleon. It was eventually annexed by the Habsburgs in 1815 and remained under Austrian rule till 1918.
The Arbona county was one of the first federal subjects of Narentia, dating back to its creation on the 26th September 2012.
Due to no residing narentian population, the post of the župan was long still vacant.Currently it is held Shady Morsi
- Shady Morsi (18.9.2013-ongoing)
Administrative divisionsEditThe county is divided into eight občine:
- Arba (Rab)
- Supetarska Draga