Coordinates: 45°36′N 13°46′E / 45.600°N 13.767°E / 45.600; 13.767
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Comune di Muggia
Občina Milje
Flag of Muggia
Coat of arms of Muggia
Location of Muggia
Muggia is located in Italy
Location of Muggia in Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Muggia is located in Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Muggia (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)
Coordinates: 45°36′N 13°46′E / 45.600°N 13.767°E / 45.600; 13.767
RegionFriuli-Venezia Giulia
ProvinceTrieste (TS)
FrazioniAquilinia (Žavlje), Santa Barbara (Korošci), Chiampore (Čampore), Zindis, Lazzaretto-San Bartolomeo (Lazaret - Sveti Jernej), Belpoggio (Beloglav)
 • MayorPaolo Polidori (since 2021) (League)
 • Total13 km2 (5 sq mi)
3 m (10 ft)
 (31 May 2007)[2]
 • Total13,412
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s)it. Muggesani
sl. Miljčani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code040
Patron saintSaints John and Paul
Saint day26 June
WebsiteOfficial website

Muggia (Friulian: Mugle; Slovene: Milje) is a comune in the Province of Trieste in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region in Italy. It is on the eastern edge of the Gulf of Trieste in the northern Adriatic Sea. Muggia is the only Italian port town in Istria. It is on the southeastern border with Slovenia.

History[change | change source]

Muggia started as a prehistoric fortified village (castelliere) in the around 8th-7th century BC. The area was founded in 178–177 BC by the Romans, who created here a settlement (Castrum Muglae). After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, Muggia was dominated by the Ostrogoths, Lombards, Byzantines and Franks. In 931, it was donated by the kings Hugh of Italy and Lothair II to the Patriarch of Aquileia.

In 1354, it suffered Genoese attacks. In 1420, it became part of the Republic of Venice.

After the fall of Venice in 1797, Muggia became part of the Austrian Empire, which was developed an naval shipbuilding flourished until after World War II.

Twin towns[change | change source]

Muggia is twinned with:

References[change | change source]

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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