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Osp is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°34′21.51″N 13°51′23.27″E / 45.5726417°N 13.8564639°E / 45.5726417; 13.8564639Coordinates: 45°34′21.51″N 13°51′23.27″E / 45.5726417°N 13.8564639°E / 45.5726417; 13.8564639
Country  Slovenia
Traditional region Littoral
Statistical region Coastal–Karst
Municipality Koper
 • Total 6.65 km2 (2.57 sq mi)
Elevation 45 m (148 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 166

Osp (pronounced [ˈoːsp]; Italian: Ospo) is a village in the City Municipality of Koper in the Littoral region of Slovenia.[2]


The Osp Valley is a passage through the karst and coastal region of Istria. It extends from below the village of Črni Kal to the sea. The valley was shaped by the Osp River. Osp is also one of the oldest villages in Slovenia, first mentioned in 1067. It was the first villages on the Istrian peninsula to have a Slovene school. The village is well known for its rock walls, which offer free climbing all year long.

The village is a border crossing into Italy, with the village of Crociata di Prebenico (Križpot), Caresana (Mačkolje), in the comune (municipality) of San Dorligo della Valle (Dolina).

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Peter.[3]


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