Explore Istria

Istria is indeed a feast for the eyes. Its streams flow to the sea through deep valleys and gullies which bring to mind the ancient local myths about giants. Rolling hills overlook the fields and valleys with little towns perched on the peaks, recalling some old paintings. The view is splendid: white-topped mountains, lush wheat fields, plateaux, valleys, vineyards and olive groves on hillsides, and, finally the sea.

Where is Istria

Location

The westernmost county of the Republic of Croatia
The largest peninsula of the Adriatic

Area

2,820 km2 (triangle Dragonja, Kamenjak, Učka)

Population

208.055 (2011.)

Language

Croatian

Coast Length

445 km

Sea

March / from 9.3°C up to 11.1°C
August / from 23.3°C up to 24.1°C

Rivers

Mirna, Dragonja and Raša

Vegetation

Istria is the largest green oasis of the North Adriatic. The coast and the islands are covered with pine woods and easily recognizable green macchia.

Administrative Centre

Pazin (8.638 inhabitants)

Economic Centre

Pula-Pola (57.460 inhabitants)

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