31 July 2015

#938 Buzet, Croatia

Istria (/ˈɪstriə/CroatianSloveneIstraItalianIstriaIstriotEîstriaGermanIstrien), formerly Histria (Latin), is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. The peninsula is located at the head of the Adriatic between the Gulf of Trieste and the Bay of Kvarner. It is shared by three countries: CroatiaSlovenia and Italy.

Opatija (pronounced [ɔpǎtija]; is a town in western Croatia, just southwest of Rijeka on the Adriatic coast. As of 2011, the town had 11,659 inhabitants in total, of which 6,657 lived in the urban settlement.

Poreč/Parenzo (LatinParens or Parentium; archaic GermanParenzoAncient Greek: Πάρενθος Pàrenthos) is a town and municipality on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula, in Istria CountyCroatia. Its major landmark is the 6th century Euphrasian Basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.

Umag (Croatian pronunciation: [ûmaɡ]ItalianUmago) is a coastal city in IstriaCroatia. The city hosts a yearly ATP tennis tournamenton clay courts.

Rovinj/Rovigno (pronounced [rǒʋiːɲ]IstriotRuvèigno or RuveîgnoItalianRovignoAncient greekRyginion, Ρυγίνιον) is a city in Croatia situated on the north Adriatic Sea with a population of 14,294 (as of 2011). Located on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula, it is a popular tourist resort and an active fishing port. Istriot, a Romance language once widely spoken in this part of Istria, is still spoken by some of the residents. The town is officially bilingual, Italian and Croatian, hence both town names are official and equal.

Pula/Pola (Croatian pronunciation: [pǔːla] Pola Italian and Istro-RomanianLatinColonia Pietas Iulia Pola Pollentia HerculaneaSlovene and ChakavianPulj, GermanPoleiAncient Greek: Πόλαι, Polae) is the largest city in Istria CountyCroatia, situated at the southern tip of the Istria peninsula, with a population of 57,460 (2011). Like the rest of the region, it is known for its mild climate, smooth sea, and unspoiled nature. The city has a long tradition of winemaking, fishing, shipbuilding and tourism. Pula - Pola has also been Istria's administrative centre since ancient Roman times.

Rabac (ItalianPorto Albona) is a Croatian resort town on Kvarner Bay, just southeast of Labin, in Istria.

Novigrad (ItalianCittanova or Cittanova d'Istria) is a town and a municipality in Istria County in western Croatia. In Croatian it is also sometimes referred to as Novigrad Istarski to distinguish it from three other Croatian towns of the same name.

Vrsar/Orsera (VenetianOrsera) is a village in IstriaCroatia.

Thank you, Katarina !

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