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Svetvinčenat Municipality
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Flag of Svetvinčenat
Svetvinčenat is located in Croatia
Location of Svetvinčenat in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°05′N 13°53′E / 45.083°N 13.883°E / 45.083; 13.883Coordinates: 45°05′N 13°53′E / 45.083°N 13.883°E / 45.083; 13.883
Country Croatia
County Istria
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

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


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