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CaptionOriginally the peninsula on which the city lies was an island separated from the mainland by a channel. The latter was filled in 1763. Rovinj Archipelago includes 22 islets.Following Croatia's independence in 1991 the town became one of the most important centers of Istria County an administrative unit encompassing most of Istria. Rovinj is today the third most populous town in the county behind Pula and Poreč. --- --- --- Rovinj is one of nine settlements officially designated as towns in Istria County in western Croatia. It has a Mediterranean climate with the average temperature 4.8 C 40.6 F in January and 22.3 C 72.1 F in July. --- --- --- Following the fall of Venice in 1797 and the ensuing Napoleonic interlude Rovinj became part of the Austrian Empire which lasted until World War I. According to the last Austrian census in 1911 97.8% of the population was Italian-speaking. It then belonged to Kingdom of Italy from 1918 to 1947 when it was ceded to SFR Yugoslavia as part of SR Croatia. During the post-war period many Italian inhabitants left Rovinj which led to significant changes to Rovinj's demographic structure.
HeadlineOn the western coast of the Istrian peninsula find this popular tourist resort and an active fishing port. [Above: Rovinj seen from Campanile of Sv. Eufemija Church]
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