Izola (Slovenian: Изола, Latin: Haliaetum, Italian: Isola d'Istria, German: Insel im Küstenländchen) is one of the cities in Slovenia and an important place on the Slovenian coast. It is also the administrative center of the eponymous municipality of Izola.
Izola is located in the extreme southwestern part of Slovenia, 110 km southwest of the capital Ljubljana.
The city is coastal, located on the northeastern coast of the Adriatic. The city is located in Simonovski Bay. Baredovska brda rises behind the city.
The area of Izola has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Until the 19th century, it was a place on an island (Italian: Isola) near the mainland, and the majority of the population were Italians.
At the beginning of the 19th century, the island was connected to the mainland, but in addition to that, the old city economy collapsed.
Murska Sobota has been in the possession of the Venetians for several centuries, since 1797 by the Habsburgs. In 1918, Izola joined Italy, and from 1945 it belonged to Yugoslavia. After that, the majority of the Italian population emigrated to the homeland, and Slovenes and other Yugoslavs immigrated in their place.
Izola has been a part of Slovenia since 1991.
The town of Izola today has over 11,000 inhabitants. The population of the city has been growing in recent years.
Ethnic composition: Like other cities on the Slovenian coast, Izola has a significant minority of non-Slovenian population (mostly from other republics of the former Yugoslavia). A small part of the population are natives-Italians.
According to the 2002 census, the composition of the population by mother tongue killed:
Slovenians - 69.13%, Croats - 26.57%, Italians - 4.30%, Serbs - 3.87%, others.
Izola is economically dependent on maritime tourism, and there are smaller industries.
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Van transport Belgrade - Izola
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