Strunjan

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Strunjan
Strugnano
The Strunjan Nature Reserve with Izola in the background
The Strunjan Nature Reserve with Izola in the background
Strunjan is located in Slovenia
Strunjan
Strunjan
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°32′2.61″N 13°36′24.5″E / 45.5340583°N 13.606806°E / 45.5340583; 13.606806Coordinates: 45°32′2.61″N 13°36′24.5″E / 45.5340583°N 13.606806°E / 45.5340583; 13.606806
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Region Slovenian Littoral
Municipality Piran
Area
 • Total 3.51 km2 (1.36 sq mi)
Elevation 37.7 m (123.7 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 564
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Strunjan (Italian: Strugnano) is a settlement in the Municipality of Piran in the Littoral region of Slovenia.[2]

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The Strunjan Nature Reserve, located along a 4 km stretch of Adriatic coast to the north of the settlement, is the longest section of unspoilt coastline in the entire Gulf of Trieste.[3]

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

Events[edit]

Persimmon Festival, 2005

Since 2001, Strunjan has held an annual persimmon festival (Slovene: Praznik kakijev) every November. Together with the Vipava Valley and the Gorizia Hills, Strunjan has a favorable microclimate for persimmon cultivation, producing 30% of Slovenia's annual persimmon crop on about 20 hectares.[4]










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