Buzet (Croatian pronunciation: [bǔzɛt]; Latin: Piquentum; Italian: Pinguente) is a town in Istria, Croatia, population 6,133 (2011).[2]

Buzet
Town of Buzet
Grad Buzet
View of Buzet
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Buzet is located in Croatia
Buzet
Buzet
Location of Buzet in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°25′N 13°58′E / 45.417°N 13.967°E / 45.417; 13.967Coordinates: 45°25′N 13°58′E / 45.417°N 13.967°E / 45.417; 13.967
Country Croatia
CountyZastava Istarske županije.svg Istria
Government
 • MayorSiniša Žulić (IDS-DDI)[1]
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Town6,133
 • Urban
1,679
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitewww.buzet.hr

DemographicsEdit

The total municipal population is 6,133 distributed in the following settlements:

HistoryEdit

Already at the time of Venetian rule, Buzet supplied military stations and the local population with potable water.

GeographyEdit

Historical population
of Buzet
YearPop.±%
1880 9,250—    
1890 9,804+6.0%
1900 10,686+9.0%
1910 11,562+8.2%
1921 12,984+12.3%
1931 10,496−19.2%
1948 9,521−9.3%
1953 8,838−7.2%
1961 7,088−19.8%
1971 5,895−16.8%
1981 6,168+4.6%
1991 6,295+2.1%
2001 6,059−3.7%
2011 6,133+1.2%
Source: Naselja i stanovništvo Republike Hrvatske 1857–2001, DZS, Zagreb, 2005

A few kilometers to the west is the ancient castle of Pietrapelosa.[3]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.buzet.hr/index.php?id=54
  2. ^ a b "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Buzet". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. Retrieved 2013-12-31.
  3. ^ Bruno Fras (10 September 2011). "Strange ruins in northern Istria" (in Slovenian). Retrieved 2012-06-01.

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