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The SLOVENE RIVIERA (Slovene : Slovenska obala) is the coastline of Slovenia
Slovenia
, located on the Gulf of Trieste
Gulf of Trieste
, by the Adriatic Sea
Adriatic Sea
. It is part of the Istrian peninsula and is 46.6 km long. The region comprises the towns of Koper
Koper
and Piran
Piran
, and the municipality of Izola . It is a seaside tourist destination, with a vibrant multiethnic Slovenian and Italian heritage.

CONTENTS

* 1 Geography * 2 Transport * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links

GEOGRAPHY

Located in Slovene Istria
Istria
, the Riviera belongs to the Coastal–Karst Statistical Region
Coastal–Karst Statistical Region
and to the historical region of the Slovene Littoral
Slovene Littoral
. It is bordered to the north by Italy
Italy
and to the south by Croatia
Croatia
. The northernmost point is the headland of Debeli Rtič , by the Gulf of Koper
Koper
; and the southernmost one is the village of Sečovlje , by the Gulf of Piran
Piran
, located close the Sečovlje Salina Nature Park .

The 14 settlements on the coast, divided by municipality, are:

* ANKARAN (Italian : Ancarano). * KOPER (Italian : Capodistria): with Bertoki (Italian : Bertocchi). * IZOLA (Italian : Isola): with Dobrava and Jagodje . * PIRAN (Italian : Pirano): with Fiesa , Lucija , Parecag
Parecag
, Portorož
Portorož
(Italian : Portorose), Seča , Sečovlje , and Strunjan
Strunjan
.

TRANSPORT

The coastline counts the ports of Koper, Izola, Piran, Lucija, and Portorož. Koper
Koper
railway station is the terminus of the Divača– Koper
Koper
Railway and Portorož
Portorož
Airport is located near Sečovlje, close to Croatian borders. Main road serving the Riviera is the national road 111, which joins the A1 motorway (to Ljubljana
Ljubljana
and Maribor
Maribor
) at Koper.

SEE ALSO

* Riviera * Dragonja
Dragonja
River * Gulf of Venice

REFERENCES

* ^ The World Factbook by CIA * ^ Official website of the municipality of Ankaran * ^ Not an independent settlement; it belongs to Portorož

EXTERNAL

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