Svetvinčenat

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Svetvinčenat
Municipality
Svetvinčenat Municipality
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Svetvinčenat is located in Croatia
Svetvinčenat
Svetvinčenat
Location of Svetvinčenat in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°05′N 13°53′E / 45.083°N 13.883°E / 45.083; 13.883Coordinates: 45°05′N 13°53′E / 45.083°N 13.883°E / 45.083; 13.883
CountryCroatia
CountyIstria
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total2,202
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitewww.svetvincenat.hr

Svetvinčenat (Italian: Sanvincenti, Chakavian: Savičenta, or Savicjenta) is a village and municipality in the south of the central part of Istria, Croatia, about 16 km north of Vodnjan; elevation 250 m.

Description[edit]

Svetvinčenat was first mentioned ca. 965 C.E., when the town began to grow around a Benedictine abbey. The town is dominated by Grimani Castle which has two round towers and a living quarters. The castle's current form dates from 1589 when the Venetian Marino Grimani renovated and bought it. The town also has a number of churches, the oldest dating form the 13th century.

Villages[edit]

The municipality has 22 villages:

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Svetvinčenat". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.

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