Strunjan

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Strunjan
Strugnano
Panoramic view of Strunjan
Panoramic view of Strunjan
Strunjan is located in Slovenia
Strunjan
Strunjan
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°32′2.61″N 13°36′24.5″E / 45.5340583°N 13.606806°E / 45.5340583; 13.606806Coordinates: 45°32′2.61″N 13°36′24.5″E / 45.5340583°N 13.606806°E / 45.5340583; 13.606806
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Region Slovenian Littoral
Municipality Piran
Area
 • Total 3.51 km2 (1.36 sq mi)
Elevation 37.7 m (123.7 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 564
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Strunjan (Italian: Strugnano) is a settlement in the Municipality of Piran in the Littoral region of Slovenia.[2]

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The Strunjan Nature Reserve, located along a 4 km stretch of Adriatic coast to the north of the settlement, is the longest section of unspoilt coastline in the entire Gulf of Trieste.[3]

The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

Events[edit]

Persimmon Festival, 2005

Since 2001, Strunjan has held an annual persimmon festival (Slovene: Praznik kakijev) every November. Together with the Vipava Valley and the Gorizia Hills, Strunjan has a favorable microclimate for persimmon cultivation, producing 30% of Slovenia's annual persimmon crop on about 20 hectares.[4]









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