Bale, Croatia

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Bale/Valle
Municipality
Bale/Valle Municipality
Općina Bale - Comune di Valle[1]
View of Bale
View of Bale
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Bale/Valle is located in Croatia
Bale/Valle
Bale/Valle
Location of Bale/Valle in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°02′N 13°46′E / 45.033°N 13.767°E / 45.033; 13.767Coordinates: 45°02′N 13°46′E / 45.033°N 13.767°E / 45.033; 13.767
Country  Croatia
County Istria
Government
 • Municipal mayor Edi Pastrovicchio
Area
 • Total 81.65 km2 (31.53 sq mi)
Elevation 142 m (466 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 1,127
 • Density 14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 52111
Area code(s) 52
Website bale-valle.hr

Bale/Valle (Italian: Valle d'Istria, Istro-Romanian: Vale) is a small town and municipality in Istria County, Croatia.

The origins of the settlement lie in the Roman stronghold of Castrum Vallis, built by Caius Palcrus to protect the salt-pan road from Pula/Pola to Poreč/Parenzo.[citation needed]

The municipality covers a total area of 81.65 km2 (31.53 sq mi)[3] and has a total population of 1,127. The town is officially bilingual, Italian and Croatian, hence both town names are official and equal. Bale/Valle is connected to the Croatian highway network by an exit on the A9 motorway (E751), part of the Istrian Y.

Dinosaur fossils, most notably those of Histriasaurus, were found near the town and are kept at the town museum.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Statute of Bale. See art. 3
  2. ^ "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Bale". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Welcome to Bale". bale-valle.hr. Retrieved 17 August 2015.