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Duino-Aurisina (Slovene: Devin-Nabrežina, German: Thübein-Nabreschin, also Tybein; Triestine: Duin-Aurisina) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Trieste in the Italian region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Lying near the border with Slovenia, it has a substantial Slovene population. It is named by the two major settlements, Duino (Devin) and Aurisina (Nabrežina).

Duino-Aurisina

Devin Nabrežina
Comune di Duino Aurisina / Občina Devin-Nabrežina
Duino castle.jpg
Coat of arms of Duino-Aurisina
Coat of arms
Location of Duino-Aurisina
Duino-Aurisina is located in Italy
Duino-Aurisina
Duino-Aurisina
Location of Duino-Aurisina in Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Duino-Aurisina is located in Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Duino-Aurisina
Duino-Aurisina
Duino-Aurisina (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)
Coordinates: 45°44′N 13°45′E / 45.733°N 13.750°E / 45.733; 13.750Coordinates: 45°44′N 13°45′E / 45.733°N 13.750°E / 45.733; 13.750
CountryItaly
RegionFriuli-Venezia Giulia
ProvinceTrieste (TS)
FrazioniSee list
Government
 • MayorVladimir Kukanja (Centre-Left)
Area
 • Total45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation
144 m (472 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2013)[2]
 • Total8,609
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Duinati (Devinčani), Aurisiniani (Nabrežinci)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
34011, 34013, 34019
Dialing code040
Patron saintSaint Roch
Saint day16 August
WebsiteOfficial website

GeographyEdit

The town lies on the Adriatic coast about 15 kilometres (9 mi) northwest of Trieste, on the border with Slovenia.

Duino-Aurisina borders the following municipalities: Komen (Slovenia), Doberdò del Lago, Monfalcone, Sežana (Slovenia), Sgonico, Trieste.

Famous residentsEdit

Slovene writer Alojz Rebula was born in San Pelagio, while the Slovene poet Igo Gruden was born in Aurisina. The Slovenian economist Ivan Ples was born in Duino, where the composer Andrej Volarič also lived.

The poet Rainer Maria Rilke began his Duino Elegies while staying at Duino castle in 1912.

The physicist Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann spent his last year, 1906 in Duino.

ParishesEdit

The municipality of Duino-Aurisina contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets). This list shows Italian names with Slovene names in brackets: Aurisina (until the rise of fascism Nabresina) (Nabrežina), Ceroglie (Cerovlje), Duino (Devin), Malchina (Mavhinje), Medeazza (Medja vas), Precenico (Prečnik), Prepotto (Praprot), San Pelagio (Šempolaj), San Giovanni di Duino (Štivan), Sistiana (Sesljan), Slivia (Slivno), Ternova Piccola (Trnovca), Villaggio del Pescatore (Ribiško naselje), Visogliano (Vižovlje), Aurisina S. Croce (Nabrežina Križ), Aurisina Cave (Nabrežina Kamnolomi), Aurisina Stazione (Nabrežina Postaja) and Aurisina Centro (Nabrežina).

Demographic evolutionEdit

As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 8,815 and an area of 45.2 km². According to the 1971 census, 37,5% of the population (mainly in and around Aurisina) belongs to the Slovene ethnic group and about 60% to the Italian ethnic group (mainly in Duino and Sistiana) [3]

 

GalleryEdit

Twin townsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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