Buzet

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Buzet
Town
Town of Buzet
Grad Buzet
Flag of Buzet
Flag
Buzet is located in Croatia
Buzet
Buzet
Location of Buzet in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°25′N 13°58′E / 45.417°N 13.967°E / 45.417; 13.967Coordinates: 45°25′N 13°58′E / 45.417°N 13.967°E / 45.417; 13.967
Country Croatia
County Istria
Government
 • Mayor Siniša Žulić (IDS-DDI)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Town 6,133
 • Urban 1,679
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website buzet.hr

Buzet (Croatian pronunciation: [bǔzɛt]; Latin: Piquentum; Italian: Pinguente) is a town in Istria, Croatia, population 6,133 (2011).[1]

Demographics[edit]

The total municipal population is 6,133, distributed in the following settlements:

History[edit]

Already at the time of Venetian rule, Buzet supplied military stations and the local population with potable water.

Tourism[edit]

Today the region of Buze-stina is the central area of the future Native Park of Istria. Beautiful, almost pristine nature and an abundance of cultural and historical monuments, together with wholesome, home-made food (especially that which uses home-grown ingredients, such as the highly esteemed White Truffle), exquisite local wines, folklore (ancient music playing - lamentations and dances - balun, legends of citadels) and pearls of small towns on conically shaped hills (Roč, Hum, Vrh, and Sovinjak) attract tourists every year.

Geography[edit]

Historical population
of Buzet
Year Pop. ±%
1880 9,250 —    
1890 9,804 +6.0%
1900 10,686 +9.0%
1910 11,562 +8.2%
1921 12,984 +12.3%
1931 10,496 −19.2%
1948 9,521 −9.3%
1953 8,838 −7.2%
1961 7,088 −19.8%
1971 5,895 −16.8%
1981 6,168 +4.6%
1991 6,295 +2.1%
2001 6,059 −3.7%
2011 6,133 +1.2%
Source: Naselja i stanovništvo Republike Hrvatske 1857–2001, DZS, Zagreb, 2005

A few kilometers to the west is the ancient castle of Pietrapelosa.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Buzet". Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. Retrieved 2013-12-31. 
  2. ^ Bruno Fras (10 September 2011). "Strange ruins in northern Istria" (in Slovenian). Retrieved 2012-06-01. 

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