|Elevation||48 m (157 ft)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Šušnjevica (in Istro-Romanian: Suseni, Italian: Susgnevizza or Valdarsa) is a small village in Istria County, Croatia, in the municipality of Kršan. In 2011, the population of the village was 69. The village is inhabited mostly by Istro-Romanians.
It is located in the North-Eastern part of Istria, 20 km North from Labin and 10 km from the centre of the municipality Kršan. It is on the local road Šušnjevica-Vozlići (L50180), near the road D500, which connects roads D64 and A8. It is near Northern part of Čepić field.
Archeological evidents suggest, it was a populated place in the prehistoric and Roman times as well. During the Middle Ages, it belonged to the lord of Kožljak. The earliest surviving written evidence of the place dates from 1340. During the 15th and 16th centuries, numerous Istro-Romanians settled in the area. In 1922, during the period of Italian rule, because of its Romanian language and the distinct origin of its population, it was made the centre of a municipality.
Its church of St. John the Baptist was built in 1838, replacing the older single-nave church. In the churchyard is a chapel dedicated to St Sylvester, dating from the 16th and 17th centuries, in which the remains of frescoes and Glagolithic graphites can be seen.
The Inhabitants mainly lived from agriculture, and until the draining of Lake Čepić also from fishing.
|Population number according census|
- "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Šušnjevica". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
- "Naselja i stanovništvo Republike Hrvatske 1857.-2001." (in Croatian). Retrieved 23 December 2014.