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Šušnjevica is located in Croatia
Location of Šušnjevica in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°14′57″N 14°8′38″E / 45.24917°N 14.14389°E / 45.24917; 14.14389Coordinates: 45°14′57″N 14°8′38″E / 45.24917°N 14.14389°E / 45.24917; 14.14389
Country Croatia
County Istria
Municipality Kršan
Elevation 48 m (157 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 69
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 52233

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.[1] 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[2]
1857 1869 1880 1890 1900 1910 1921 1931 1948 1953 1961 1971 1981 1991 2001 2011
345 357 385 375 346 353 346 346 231 211 166 128 96 91 75 69


  1. ^ a b "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Šušnjevica". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Naselja i stanovništvo Republike Hrvatske 1857.-2001." (in Croatian). Retrieved 23 December 2014. 

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