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Sediments in the Gulf of Venice and the Istria Peninsula, in Italy, Croatia and Slovenia

45.3N 13.0E

January 31st, 2010 Category: Rivers, Sediments

Italy - January 3rd, 2010

Italy - January 3rd, 2010

Sediments line the shores of the Gulf of Venice, particularly along its western shores and where they flow forth from the River Po (lower left). The gulf borders modern day Italy, Slovenia and Croatia, and is at the far north of the Adriatic Sea between the delta of the Po river in northern Italy and the Istria peninsula in Croatia.

Istria (right) is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. The peninsula is located at the head of the Adriatic between the Gulf of Trieste and the Bay of Kvarner. It is shared by three countries: Croatia, Slovenia and Italy.

The largest portion (89%) “Croatian Istria” (Hrvatska Istra), is further divided into two counties. The largest portion is Istria County in western Croatia. A small slice in the north lies in Slovenia and is commonly known as Austrian Littoral (Slovenska Istra), while a tiny region in Italy consisting of the comunes of Muggia and San Dorligo della Valle belongs to Italy.

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