Bale (Italian: Valle d'Istria, Istro-Romanian: Vale) is a small town and municipality in Istria County, Croatia.
The origins of the settlement lie in the Roman stronghold of Castrum Vallis, built by Caius Palcrus to protect the salt-pan road from Pula to Poreč.
The municipality covers a total area of 81.90 km2 (31.62 sq mi) and has a total population of 1,127.
Bale is connected to the Croatian highway network by an exit on the A9 motorway (E751), part of the Istrian Y.
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