Knin lies in the Knin field, at the bottom of the medieval fortress, by the Split-Zagreb railway and by the road which runs from Zagreb to the Adriatic coast. The antique metropolis of Croatian kings abounds in valuable cultural and historical monuments. Especially attractive are the remnants of the Knin fortress on the Spas hill, above the town centre, because of their monumentality and a fantastic view of the town and its surroundings.
Domestic tourists do not miss the opportunity of taking photos of themselves under the enormous Croatian flag at the top of the fortress, which was symbolically put there in memory of the victory of the Croatian army in the Homeland War (1995). The River Krka springs close to the town and the National park also begins there. The Krka waterfalls next to Topolje are especially interesting.
Knin is a town in the northern part of Dalmatia, on the right bank of the River Krka, 56 km north-east of Šibenik and 220 m above sea level. The economic base is represented by agriculture, cattle-breeding, metal (screws), textile (ready-made clothes, underwear) and wood and timber industries, production of construction materials (bricks, plaster materials). In the nearby there are plaster deposits and a lime-stone quarry.
Knin is an important railway crossing of Lika, Una and Zadar tracks and at the same time it stands on the crossroad of some important highway roads.