Bale, Croatia

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Bale/Valle Municipality
Općina Bale - Comune di Valle[1]
Flag of Bale/Valle
Bale/Valle is located in Croatia
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
 • Municipal mayor Edi Pastrovicchio
 • 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

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.


See also[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". Retrieved 17 August 2015.