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Savogna d'Isonzo (Slovene: Sovodnje ob Soči; Friulian: Savogne di Gurize) is a comune (municipality) in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) northwest of Trieste and about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) southwest of Gorizia, on the border with Slovenia. The name of the village comes from the Slovene word sovodnje, which means confluence. Near Savogna, in fact, the Vipava river flows into the Isonzo at the conjunction of the Karst Plateau and the Vipava Valley.

Savogna d'Isonzo - Sovodnje ob Soči

Sovodnje ob Soči
Comune di Savogna d'Isonzo - Občina Sovodnje ob Soči
Coat of arms of Savogna d'Isonzo - Sovodnje ob Soči
Coat of arms
Location of Savogna d'Isonzo - Sovodnje ob Soči
Savogna d'Isonzo - Sovodnje ob Soči is located in Italy
Savogna d'Isonzo - Sovodnje ob Soči
Savogna d'Isonzo - Sovodnje ob Soči
Location of Savogna d'Isonzo - Sovodnje ob Soči in Italy
Savogna d'Isonzo - Sovodnje ob Soči is located in Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Savogna d'Isonzo - Sovodnje ob Soči
Savogna d'Isonzo - Sovodnje ob Soči
Savogna d'Isonzo - Sovodnje ob Soči (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)
Coordinates: 45°55′N 13°35′E / 45.917°N 13.583°E / 45.917; 13.583
CountryItaly
RegionFriuli-Venezia Giulia
FrazioniGabria-Gabrje, Peci-Peč, Rubbia-Rubije, Rupa, San Michele del Carso-Vrh sv. Mihaela
Government
 • MayorLuca Pisk
Area
 • Total16.4 km2 (6.3 sq mi)
Elevation
235 m (771 ft)
Population
 (2014[2][3])[4]
 • Total1,744
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Savognesi (Sovodenjci in Slovenian)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
34070
Dialing code0481
WebsiteOfficial website
Ruins of the Roman bridge

Ethnic compositionEdit

92% of the population was of Slovene ethnicity according to the Italian census of 1971.[5]

Main sightsEdit

  • Church of San Martino, at Savogna
  • Castle of Rubbia
  • Church of San Nicolò, at Gabria
  • Small square of Gabria
  • Grotta Regina del Carso

Twin townsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. ^ "Statistiche demografiche ISTAT". ISTAT. ISTAT. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  4. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  5. ^ Thomas, Lee; Lokar A. (1977) Socioeconomic structure of the Slovene population in Italy, Slovene Studies Journal, Chicago, Illinois, p.28.

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