Ankaran

Slovenia

Ankaran is a town in the Municipality of Ankaran, located near the border with Italy, in the Littoral region of Slovenia. It is less than 5 km from the Italian town of Muggia near Trieste, about 2.5 km from the Italian-Slovenian border, 6.5 km from Koper, and 33 km from the nearest Croatian town, Buje. In the entire municipality both Slovenian and Italian are official languages.

Country Slovenia
Traditional regionLittoral
Statistical regionCoastal–Karst
MunicipalityAnkaran
Area
 • Total5.3 km  (2.0 sq mi)
Elevation19.2 m (63.0 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total3,278
 • Density619/km  (1,600/sq mi)
Area code(s)+386 (0)5
ClimateCfa

Geography

The town of Ankaran is located at the south end of the Muggia Peninsula (sometimes also called the Ankaran Peninsula) at the northwest end of Istria, and extends across the territory of former village of Ankaran, Valdoltra, and Debeli Rtič (Italian: Punta Grossa). It is the northernmost of all the coastal settlements of the Slovenian Riviera and one of the last settlements in Istria before the Karst region. In ancient times it was one of the most important routes along the Adriatic coast. The Mediterranean climate allows grape and olive cultivation.

Tourism

The mild climate sparked the development of health resorts in the late 19th century. Tourism begun to develop when the monastery was converted into a hotel. The Ankaran’s camping site was claimed to be the most clean among camping sites on Slovenian coastline. By the St. Katerina is a learning trail, including the only salty meadow in Mediterranean.

Ankaran leži na južnem pobočju Ankaranskega polotoka, tik ob italijanski meji, od slovenske prestolnice pa je oddaljen le uro vožnje. Obiskovalce očara s svojim zelenjem, zelenimi pobočji, vinogradi in oljčniki, ki ustvarjajo občutke domačnosti, sproščenosti in prijaznosti. Narava in blaga sredozemska klima, zaradi katere je tudi zima mila, kar vabita na plan, na sprehode in kolesarske izlete.

Poleti vabijo urejene plaže Valdoltra, Študent in Debeli rtič z gostinsko ponudbo in mirnimi zelenimi kotički. Dogajanje popestrijo številne prireditve, od koncertov za različne okuse do kulinaričnih dogodkov, kjer lokalni pridelovalci ponudijo svoje dobrote.

V Ankaranu se nahaja tudi najbolj urejen avtokamp v Sloveniji, ki je prijazen družinam in tudi hišnim ljubljenčkom, nudi varno zavetje številnih poti in igrišč ter animacijo za najmlajše. Tu so tudi bazeni, športna igrišča in okoli kilometer dolga peščena plaža, starejšim domačinom bolj znana po imenu San Nicolò. V južnem delu jo zaključuje pomol, ki je obenem zadnja točka slovenske gorske transverzale.

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Informacije
TIC Ankaran
Regentova 2
6280 Ankaran
Naslov za poštne pošiljke: Jadranska cesta 66, 6280 Ankaran

T: 00386 (0)5 665 3043
M: 00386 (0)51 288 163
E: tic@obcina-ankaran.si

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Urnik
od 1. do 31. maja: 9.00–17.00
od 1. junija do 30. junija: 9.00–13.00 in 15.00–19.00
od 1. julija do 31. avgust: 8.00–13.00 in 15.00–20.00
od 1. do 30. september: 9.00–17.00Y

Valdoltra Orthopedic Hospital

In 1884, the Society of the Friends of Children (Italian: Società degli amici dell’infanzia, Slovene: Društvo prijateljev otrok) was established in Trieste, with the aim of aiding poor and ill children. The society opened a preschool in Trieste, established food distribution in schools, administered of vacation camps (such as the one in Hrpelje, opened in 1899), and was engaged in other activities, but its main concern was ill children. Its summer treatment facilities for ill children were insufficient for effective treatment, and so it began searching for new facilities nearby in 1904, after closing the Saint Andre facility in Trieste in 1903. When searching for facilities, the fate of the society was uncertain until the Society for the Fight against Tuberculosis (Italian: Società per la lotta contro la tubercolosi, Slovene: Društvo za boj proti tuberkulozi meaning), also from Trieste, offered its property in Ankaran for rebuilding the treatment programme, while the Austrian Red Cross supplied two mobile units. For the first 20 years the facilities were run by Emilio Comisso, a pioneer in orthopedic treatment, together with 64 other employees. In 1912 there were three doctors, twenty nurses and eight nuns, and six families were in charge of growing food. In 1914 the complex already had 300 beds. Both world wars severely harmed the treatment facilities and, after the dissolution of Free Territory of Trieste into Italy and Yugoslavia, major renovations and upgrades took place. After Slovenia gained independence 1991, treatment thrived, with 50% of all state orthopedic activities being carried out at Valdoltra. Various new cooperation with international centres emerged, and the facility gradually even became an educational centre. Today, Valdotra is the headquarters of the Valdoltra Orthopedic Hospital, which also has a centre for sports rehabilitation.

Navy home

In the part closest to the Port of Koper, the Slovenian Naval Barracks (in the former tuberculosis sanatorium building) became the home base of the Slovenian Navy in 1999. In 1996, after the lifting of the United Nations embargo, Slovenia purchased a Super Dvora Mk II class patrol boat patrol boat and named it after Ankaran.

CONTACTS

Sekretariat:
Vodja oddelka: Nataša Mahne

Kontakt: sek@obcina-ankaran.si

Oddelek za družbene dejavnosti:
Vodja oddelka: Katja Pišot Maljevac

Kontakt: odd@obcina-ankaran.si

Contact

Občina Ankaran
email
info@obcina-ankaran.si
address
Jadranska cesta 66, p. p. 24 6280 Ankaran - Ancarano
phone
+386 (0)5 66 53 000