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Rižana is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°32′38.19″N 13°50′52.63″E / 45.5439417°N 13.8479528°E / 45.5439417; 13.8479528Coordinates: 45°32′38.19″N 13°50′52.63″E / 45.5439417°N 13.8479528°E / 45.5439417; 13.8479528
Country  Slovenia
Traditional region Littoral
Statistical region Coastal–Karst
Municipality Koper
 • Total 1.96 km2 (0.76 sq mi)
Elevation 48.2 m (158.1 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 107

Rižana (pronounced [ɾiˈʒaːna]) is a settlement in the City Municipality of Koper in the Littoral region of Slovenia.[2] It includes the hamlets of Bižaji, Paluzi, Santini, and Tinčki and is located on the river Rižana.

It is usually considered to be the site of the important early medieval dispute known as the Plea of Rizana or Placitum of Riziano, which took place in 804.[3]


  1. ^ "Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia". Stat.si. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  2. ^ "Koper municipal site". Koper.si. 2013-03-18. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  3. ^ There is a large bibliography on the subject: see for instance H. Krahwinkler, "The Churches of Aquileia, Friuli and Istria at the time of the Riziano Placitum," Acta Histriae 9 (2001), 65–72.

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