Province of Gorizia

Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy

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Province of Gorizia
Population:
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About Province of Gorizia

The Province of Gorizia (Italian: Provincia di Gorizia, Friulian: Provinces of Gurize; Slovenian: Goriška pokrajina) was a province of the autonomous region of Friuli - Venezia Giulia, which was dissolved on 30 September 2017.

Overview

Its capital was the city of Gorizia. It belonged to the Province of Udine between 1924 and 1927 and to the municipalities of Sonzia, Plezzo, Bergogna, Caporetto, Tolmino, Circhina, Santa Lucia d'Isonzo, Gracova Serravalle, Canale d'Isonzo, Cal di Canale, Idria, Montenero d ' Idria, Castel Dobra, Salona d'Isonzo, Gargaro, Chiapovano, Aidussina, Santa Croce di Aidùssina, Cernizza Goriziana, Tarnova della Selva, Sambasso, Merna, Ranziano, Montespino, Opacchiasella, Temenizza, Rifembergo, Comeno, San Daniele del Carso, Zolla , Vipacco, San Martino di Quisca and San Vito di Vipacco; and the eastern part of Gorizia, were part of this province between 1918 and 1924 and from 1927 to 1947. These municipalities are now part of Slovenia.

It has an area of 466 square kilometers (180 square miles) and a total population of 142,035 (2012). It has a coastal length of 47.6 kilometers (29.6 mi). There are 25 municipalities in the province ().

About 11% of the population of the province is ethnically Slovenian. Italian legislation guarantees the protection of the Slovenian linguistic minority in 9 of the 25 municipalities in the province . Three rural municipalities (Doberdò del Lago, Savogna d'Isonzo and San Floriano del Collio) have an ethnically Slovenian majority, but most Slovenian native speakers in the Province live in the urban area of Gorizia.

The top ten countries of origin of the inhabitants of Gorizia with foreign citizenship as of December 31, 2010 were:

Bangladesh 1603

Romania 1153

Bosnia and Herzegovina 1092

Croatia 851

Macedonia 799

Serbia 646

Slovenia 502

Kosovo 431

Albania 427

Ukraine 374

See also

Gorizia and Gradisca

Julian March

Slovenian minority in Italy

Source: Wikipedia
Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_Gorizia