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Koper(kô`pĕr), Ital. Capodistria, town (1991 pop. 24,704), in Slovenia, on the Istrian peninsula in the Gulf of Trieste. It is a fishing port and has salt mines and a radio factory. From 1278 until 1797 the town was the capital of IstriaIstria
, Croatian Istra, mountainous peninsula c.1,500 sq mi (3,900 sq km), in Slovenia and Croatia, projecting into the N Adriatic between the gulfs of Trieste and Fiume. A section of the northwestern portion, including the city of Trieste, belongs to Italy.
..... Click the link for more information. under Venetian rule. The Treaty of Campo Formio, which dissolved the republic of Venice, transferred Koper to Austria. The town passed to Italy after World War I and became part of the Free Territory of Trieste in 1947. In 1954, Koper was annexed to Yugoslavia and incorporated into the constituent republic of Slovenia. It preserves the aspect of a Venetian town, with a Romanesque cathedral and campanile, a Gothic loggia, and a pinnacled town hall.
a city and a port in Yugoslavia, in the Socialist Republic of Slovenia, on the Gulf of Trieste in the Adriatic Sea. Population, 15,000 (1970). There is a motor-vehicle plant, which produces passenger cars, trucks, motorcycles, motor bicycles, and small marine engines, as well as chemical enterprises, wineries, and fish, fruit, and vegetable canneries. Koper is a resort and center of tourism.