Šmarje pri Sežani

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Šmarje pri Sežani
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Šmarje pri Sežani is located in Slovenia
Šmarje pri Sežani
Šmarje pri Sežani
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°43′29.04″N 13°52′3.47″E / 45.7247333°N 13.8676306°E / 45.7247333; 13.8676306Coordinates: 45°43′29.04″N 13°52′3.47″E / 45.7247333°N 13.8676306°E / 45.7247333; 13.8676306
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Region Slovenian Littoral
Municipality Sežana
Area
 • Total 1.58 km2 (0.61 sq mi)
Elevation 303.4 m (995.4 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 260
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Šmarje pri Sežani (pronounced [ˈʃmaːɾjɛ pɾi sɛˈʒaːni]; Italian: Santa Maria di Sesana) is a settlement north of Sežana in the Littoral region of Slovenia.[2] It is located in the heart of the Karst Plateau, close to the border with Italy, around 15 km from the city of Trieste.

Name[edit]

The name of the settlement was changed from Šmarje to Šmarje pri Sežani in 1955.[3]

Church[edit]

The local church, from which the settlement gets its name, is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and belongs to the Parish of Sežana.[4]

Trivia[edit]

The village features in the Dutch advertisement for a pension fund run by the insurance company Swiss Life.[5]

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