Crikvenica is the largest settlement on the coast of the Vinodol coastal area, Croatia, and developed on the site of Roman era settlement and military base called Ad Turres. It had a population of 6,860 in the urban area and municipal population of 11,122 at the 2011 census. The city is situated on the Adriatic near Rijeka in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar county. In the last twenty years, due to urban expansion of Crikvenica itself and expansion of the nearby town of Selce, the two were merged into a mini-conglomerate.
Towns near Crikvenica include Kraljevica, Selce and Novi Vinodolski.