|Comune di Monrupino / Občina Repentabor|
Church in Monrupino
Repentabor in Italy
|Province||Province of Trieste (TS)|
|Frazioni||Fernetti-Fernetiči, Col, Repen|
|• Total||12.7 km2 (4.9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||418 m (1,371 ft)|
|Population (Dec. 2004)|
|• Density||67/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Monrupino (Slovene: Repentabor) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Trieste in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 9 km north of Trieste, on the border with Slovenia. As of 31 December 2004[update], it had a population of 848 and an area of 12.7 km². According to the 1971 census, 77.3% of the population are Slovenes.
Traditionally, Monrupino has been a left-leaning municipality. In the 1950s and 1960s, it was part of the so-called "red belt" around Trieste: that is, of those municipalities around the city dominated by the Communist Party. In the June 1949, in the first municipal elections in the Free Territory of Trieste, the Communist-led Slavic-Italian Anti-Fascist Union won 97% of the votes. The election result was heralded by the Soviet press as a victory for the Communist Party.
Since the 1970s, the centrist party of the Slovene minority in Italy, the Slovene Union, started gaining support. In the last few decades, the Slovene Union and the Italian leftist party (the Democratic Party, before the Democrats of the Left and before them the Communist Party) alternate in power. Currently, the municipality is led by a mayor of the Slovene Union, which is also the largest party in the Municipal Council (with around 45% of votes).
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- With the new statute of the municipality 2003, the italianised names Rupingrande and Zolla, were removed and only the Slovenian names Repen and Col are officially used.
Statute of the Monrupino-Repentabor municipality (in Italian and Slovenian)
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