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Monrupino (Slovene: Repentabor) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Trieste in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) north of Trieste, on the border with Slovenia. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 848 and an area of 12.7 square kilometres (4.9 sq mi).[3] According to the 1971 census, 77.3% of the population are Slovenes.

Comune di Monrupino
Church in Monrupino
Church in Monrupino
Location of Monrupino
Monrupino is located in Italy
Location of Monrupino in Italy
Monrupino is located in Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Monrupino (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)
Coordinates: 45°43′N 13°47′E / 45.717°N 13.783°E / 45.717; 13.783Coordinates: 45°43′N 13°47′E / 45.717°N 13.783°E / 45.717; 13.783
RegionFriuli-Venezia Giulia
ProvinceProvince of Trieste (TS)
FrazioniFernetti, Zolla, Rupingrande
 • Total12.61 km2 (4.87 sq mi)
418 m (1,371 ft)
 • Total883
 • Density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code040

The municipality of Monrupino contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Fernetti, Zolla, Rupingrande.[4]

Border crossings into Slovenia are located at Monrupino (called Repentabor on the Slovenian side) and Fernetti (Fernetiči).

Monrupino borders the following municipalities: Trieste, Sgonico, Sežana (Slovenia).


Demographic evolutionEdit



Traditionally, Monrupino has been a left-leaning municipality. In the 1950s and 1960s, it was part of the so-called "red belt" around Trieste: that is, of those municipalities around the city dominated by the Communist Party.[5] In June 1949, in the first municipal elections in the Free Territory of Trieste, the Communist-led Slavic-Italian Anti-Fascist Union won 97% of the votes. The election result was heralded by the Soviet press as a victory for the Communist Party.[6]

Since the 1970s, the centrist party of the Slovene minority in Italy, the Slovene Union, started gaining support. In the last few decades, the Slovene Union and the Italian leftist party (the Democratic Party, before the Democrats of the Left and before them the Communist Party) alternate in power. Currently, the municipality is led by a mayor of the Slovene Union, which is also the largest party in the Municipal Council (with around 45% of votes).


  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.
  4. ^
    Statute of the Monrupino-Repentabor municipality (in Italian and Slovenian)
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