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Buje

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Buje is a small Croatian town, located in the North-West of the Istrian Peninsula. Ten kilometers from the city there is the sea and six to the border with Slovenia. Buje is surrounded by hills, the highest of which is 222 meters.

Landscapes Buje are the local pride and tourist attraction, attracting many tourists. Thanks to it seaside location, the city was christened “defender of Istria”.

The city is divided into several districts. The youngest of them is located in the West of the city is Saint Sebastian. On a high hill Busca is the Old town. Brolo - mostly populated by Italians and located between the Old town and Boscoe. New city - the center of political and cultural life of the city, Rudin is a relatively new district, built during the annexation of Istria to Yugoslavia. The easternmost district of the city of Monte - Buster. The Station, which is considered the center of economic activity of the city, and is located near the railway station.

In Buje you will find a variety of educational institutions, which include primary and secondary school. All of them are teaching in Italian and Croatian languages. Italian equal rights with Croatian, the official just Buje lives of 39.6 % of Italians.

Buje is very popular among tourists because it combines the Mediterranean climate, good cuisine and remoteness from the hustle and bustle of other tourist centers of Istria. The location has been chosen to build a city on a hill - a decision that have strategic importance. The city appeared even in prehistoric times, gradually developed in the late middle ages was a typical town with narrow streets and a large number of mansions built in the Venetian style.

The Cathedral of St. servas located in the city centre, built in the style of classicism and Baroque, its construction relates to the period of Venetian domination. In addition, in Buje, in the Church of lady of mercy, built in the 15th century, kept a remarkably beautiful statue of the virgin Mary, made of wood. Also, the city opened the Ethnographic Museum.

After world war II Buje becomes a cultural, industrial and economic center of the region. The population is employed mainly in industry, tourism and agriculture. But for most families in Buje main source of income are plantations of olives and grapes.

Despite the hilly terrain to Buje there are good roads connecting it with Novigrad, Pula, Umaga, Pasina and other cities of the Istrian Peninsula.