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Pazin

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Pazin (Italian: Pisino) is a city in Istria, Croatia, population 4,986 (2001), total municipality population 9,227 (2001).

Pazin was made the administrative center of the Istria county, because it is located in the geographical center of the county and in order to boost the development of the interior of the peninsula.

Pazin was first mentioned in 983, and it became a Habsburg property in 1374. The current town was mostly built around a fort (Kaštel) rebuilt in the 15th and 16th century and disassembled in the 18th and 19th. The Kaštel has been a museum since the end of WWII.

The Pazin pit (Pazinska jama) located near the town was first discovered 1896 and was since examined as the best example of karst hydrography and morphology in Istria.

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  • Pazin (http://www.pazin.hr/)

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