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Matulji Municipality
Općina Matulji
Flag of Matulji
Matulji is located in Croatia
Location of Matulji in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°22′N 14°19′E / 45.367°N 14.317°E / 45.367; 14.317Coordinates: 45°22′N 14°19′E / 45.367°N 14.317°E / 45.367; 14.317
Country Croatia
County Primorje-Gorski Kotar County
 • Mayor Mario Ćiković
 • Total 13 km2 (5 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 11,246
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code 051

Matulji (Italian: Mattuglie) is a town and a municipality in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Croatia. It is located 10 kilometers (6 mi) west of the Croatian town Rijeka, north of the town of Opatija, and it borders Slovenia.

The municipality[edit]

There are a total of 11,246 inhabitants in the municipality, in the following settlements:[1]

In the 2011 census, 90.87% were Croats.[2]


The railway station office, opened in 1891, bilingual cancellation in 1900

The municipality is of great transportation importance because of the major railway and highway networks connecting Rijeka with Ljubljana and Trieste to the west, Zagreb and Split to the east and Pula to the south through the Učka tunnel. Sixty five percent of the annual Croatian border traffic takes place through four international border crossings - Pasjak (with Starod in Ilirska Bistrica municipality on the Slovenian side), Rupa (with Jelšane), Mune (with Starod), and Lipa (with Novokračine) - within the Matulji municipality. Šapjane, a main railway crossing into Slovenia with Ilirska Bistrica) on the Slovenian side, is also in the municipality.

A post office opened on 21 October 1891, with the bilingual name MATTUGLIE-ABBAZIA BAHNHOF / MATULJE-OPATIJA KOLODVOR.[3]

Matulji also houses the A7 highway and A8 motorway and six of their interchanges.


The region is well known locally for its Istro-Romanian folklore, namely Zvončari during the carnival festivities.


  1. ^ a b "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Matulji". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Primorje-Gorski kotar". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 
  3. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967


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