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Občina Piran
Comune di Pirano
Grb občine Piran
Umestitev občine Piran v Sloveniji
Area: 44,6 km²
Population
 - males
 - females
16.758
8.109
8.649
Mayor: Vojka Štular
Average age: 39,28 let
Residential areas:
 - households:
 - families:
37,17 m²/osebo
6.390
4.815
Working active:
 - unemployed:
8.332
1.195
Average monthly salary (avgust 2003):
 - gross:
 - net:
 
265.740 SIT
164.220 SIT
College/university students: 694
Source: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, census of 2002.
Piran city core
Piran city core
Tartinijev trg with cathedral St. George and Tartini's Statue
Tartinijev trg with cathedral St. George and Tartini's Statue
Tartinijev trg at night
Tartinijev trg at night
Saint Piran is the patron saint of Cornwall.

Piran (Italian Pirano) is a town and municipality in southwestern Slovenia on the Adriatic coast along the Piran Bay. The municipality has 16,758 (2002) inhabitants and covers a 46.6 km2 area. The town has 4,576 (2002) inhabitants on an 1 km2 area. The municipality is bilingual, both Slovenian and Italian are official languages. It borders on the south with Croatia, on the north (on the sea) with Italy and on the east with the municipalities of Izola and Koper. The highest peak is 289 m high (Baretovec pri Padni). The municipality's festival is on October 15, which celebrates the foundation of the first naval detachment Koper in the year 1944. The municipality boasts an international airport and a marina. Image File history File links Wappen_Piran_si. ... Image File history File links Karte_Piran_si. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The tolar has been the currency of Slovenia since October 1991. ... Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia (Slovene: Statistični urad Republike Slovenije, SURS) is independent Slovenian government institution, in charge for official statistical surveying. ... A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... Piran From the Walls (Large) This work is copyrighted. ... Piran From the Walls (Large) This work is copyrighted. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 326 KB) Tartinijev trg (Tartini square) with town hall, St. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 326 KB) Tartinijev trg (Tartini square) with town hall, St. ... Image File history File links Piranslovenia. ... Image File history File links Piranslovenia. ... For the coastal town and a municipality in southwestern Slovenia please see Piran (Italian Pirano) Saint Piran or Perran is the patron saint of tin-miners. ... Motto: Onen hag oll (Cornish: One and all) Geography Status Ceremonial and (smaller) Non-metropolitan county Region South West England Population - Total (2004 est. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... The Adriatic Sea is an arm of the Mediterranean Sea separating the Apennine peninsula (Italy) from the Balkan peninsula, and the system of the Apennine Mountains from that of the Dinaric Alps and adjacent ranges. ... Sea border between Slovenia and Croatia according to the DrnovÅ¡ek-Račan Agreement (never ratified by Croatia, only by Slovenia). ... Area: 28. ... Area: 311. ... October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in Leap years). ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... A small marina at Brixham, Devon, England A marina is a small to medium-sized harbor used by mostly private, recreational yachts. ...


Piran is an old Mediterranean town situated at the tip of the Piran peninsula along the Piran Bay. The town resembles a large open-air museum, with medieval architecture and a rich culture heritage. Narrow streets and compact houses give the town its special charm. Piran is the administrative centre of the local area and one of Slovenia's major tourist attractions. The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ... Sea border between Slovenia and Croatia according to the Drnovšek-Račan Agreement (never ratified by Croatia, only by Slovenia). ... Medieval architecture is a term used to represent various forms of architecture popular in the Middle Ages. ...


Piran is the birthplace of composer and violinist Giuseppe Tartini (born April 8, 1692), who played an important role in shaping its cultural heritage. The town's main square, Tartinijev trg (Piazza Tartini), is named after him. Giuseppe Tartini. ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (99th in leap years). ... Events February 13 - Massacre of Glencoe March 1 - The Salem witch trials begin in Salem Village, Massachusetts Bay Colony with the charging of three women with witchcraft. ...


To mark the 200th anniversary of Tartini's birth, the people of Piran decided to erect a monument in his honour. Venetian artist Antonio dal Zotto was commissioned to create the larger-than-life bronze statue of the "maestro", which was eventually mounted on its pedestal in 1896. The statue dominates the square, overlooked by the Cathedral of St. George. 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... For alternate uses, see Saint George (disambiguation) Saint George on horseback rides alongside a wounded dragon being led by a princess, late 19th century engraving. ...


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Urban municipalities: Celje | Koper | Kranj | Ljubljana | Maribor | Murska Sobota Motto: None Anthem: Zdravljica Capital Ljubljana Largest city Ljubljana Official language(s) Slovenian, Italian1, Hungarian1 Government President Prime Minister Parliamentary republic Janez DrnovÅ¡ek Janez JanÅ¡a Independence  â€¢ Declared  â€¢ Recognized From Yugoslavia June 25, 1991 1992 Area  - Total    - Water (%)   20,273 km² (151st) 7,827 sq mi  0. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovenia. ... Celje (German Cilli, Hungarian Cille) (46. ... Area: 311. ... Kranj (German: Krainburg) is the fourth largest city of Slovenia, approx. ... (help· info) (IPA: ) is the capital and largest city in Slovenia. ... Area: 147. ... Murska Sobota (Hungarian Muraszombat) is a town in northeastern Slovenia, located near the river Mura (hence the name) in the region of Prekmurje. ...

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Piran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (333 words)
Piran (Italian Pirano) is a town and municipality in southwestern Slovenia on the Adriatic coast along the Piran Bay.
Piran is an old Mediterranean town situated at the tip of the Piran peninsula along the Piran Bay.
Piran is the birthplace of composer and violinist Giuseppe Tartini (born April 8, 1692), who played an important role in shaping its cultural heritage.
Saint Piran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (464 words)
The town of Perranporth ('Piran's Port' in Cornish) hosts the annual inter-Celtic festival of 'Lowender Peran', which is also named in honour of him.
Piran's Day is very popular in Cornwall and the term 'Piranstide' (or alternate spellings) has been coined to describe the week prior to this day.
The largest St. Piran's Day event is the March across the dunes to St. Piran's cross which thousands of people attend, generally dressed in fl, white and gold, and carrying the Cornish Flag.
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