Municipality of Piran

The Municipality of Piran (Slovene pronunciation: [piˈɾáːn] (About this soundlisten); Slovene: Občina Piran, Italian: Comune di Pirano) is a municipality in the traditional region of the Littoral in southwestern Slovenia. The seat of the municipality is the town of Piran. Piran became a municipality in 1994.[2]

Municipality of Piran

Občina Piran, Comune di Pirano
Coat of arms of Municipality of Piran
Coat of arms
Location of the Municipality of Piran in Slovenia
Location of the Municipality of Piran in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°29′N 13°37′E / 45.483°N 13.617°E / 45.483; 13.617Coordinates: 45°29′N 13°37′E / 45.483°N 13.617°E / 45.483; 13.617
Country Slovenia
 • MayorĐenio Zadković
 • Total44.6 km2 (17.2 sq mi)
 (July 1, 2018)[1]
 • Total17,613
 • Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02 (CEST)


The Municipality of Piran borders Croatia to the south and the municipalities of Izola and Koper to the east, and it faces Italy across the Gulf of Trieste and the Adriatic Sea. The highest point, Baretovec pri Padni, is 289 meters (948 ft) high.[3]


In addition to the municipal seat of Piran, the municipality also includes the following settlements:


Bilingual sign in Italian and in Slovene

The municipality is bilingual; both Slovene and Italian are official languages. According to the Austrian language census of 1910, in the surrounding countryside within the municipal limits, the population was mixed, both Italian and Slovene, with some villages (such as Sveti Peter and Padna) which were almost entirely Slovene, and others (such as Sečovlje and Seča) that were almost exclusively Italian-speaking. As a whole, 85.1% of the population of the Municipality of Piran were Italian speakers, and 15.2% were Slovenes.


  1. ^ a b "Občina Piran". Statistični urad Republike Slovenije. Retrieved April 2, 2020.
  2. ^ Vzpostavitev lokalne samouprave v Republiki Sloveniji v številkah. Ljubljana: Statistični urad Republike Slovenije. 2007. p. 95. Retrieved April 2, 2020.
  3. ^ "Predstavitev" (in Slovenian). Retrieved April 2, 2020.

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