Pristava, Nova Gorica

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Pristava is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°56′53.55″N 13°38′6.9″E / 45.9482083°N 13.635250°E / 45.9482083; 13.635250Coordinates: 45°56′53.55″N 13°38′6.9″E / 45.9482083°N 13.635250°E / 45.9482083; 13.635250
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Slovenian Littoral
Statistical region Gorizia
Municipality Nova Gorica
 • Total 0.47 km2 (0.18 sq mi)
Elevation 105.3 m (345.5 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 361

Pristava (pronounced [pɾiˈstaːva]; Italian: Prestava, Friulian: Rafût, German: Prestau), also known locally as Rafut (pronounced [ɾaˈfuːt][2]), is one of the four suburbs of the town of Nova Gorica in the Gorizia region of western Slovenia (the other three are Solkan, Rožna Dolina, and Kromberk).[3]

Between the late 18th century and 1947, it used to be a suburb of the town of Gorizia (now in Italy). When the city was partitioned in 1947, most of the city center remained in Italy, while its eastern suburbs were annexed to Yugoslavia. Part of Pristava (Rafut) remained in Italy, and while part of it became part of Slovenia. In some cases, the border was drawn literally between individual houses. Until Slovenia's entry into the Schengen zone in 2007, a local border pass functioned in Pristava.[4]

The Kostanjevica Monastery, in which Charles X of France is buried, is located on a hill above the settlement.


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Jakopin, Franc, et al. 1985. Slovenska krajevna imena. Ljubljana: Cankarjeva založba, p. 224.
  3. ^ Nova Gorica municipal site
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