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Svetvinčenat (Italian: Sanvincenti,Chakavian: Savičenta, or Savicjenta) is a village and municipality in the south of the central part of Istria, Croatia, 16 km north of Vodnjan; elevation 250 m. Svetvinčenat was first mentioned around AD 965, when the town began to grow around a Benedictine abbey. The economy is based on farming and livestock breeding. Svetvinčenat is located on the regional road Pazin - Vodnjan. The town is dominated by Grimani Castle which has two round towers and a living quarters. The castle's current form dates from 1589 when the Venetian Marino Grimani renovated and bought it. The town also has a number of churches, the oldest dating form the 13th century