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Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region

Provinces of Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region
GoriziaPordenoneTrieste
Udine   
General Information
CapitalTrieste
ZoneNorthern East Italy
Number of Municipalities216
Number of Provinces4
Friuli-Venezia Giulia Photo
From Italy Unity Square in Trieste to the Cathedral in Udine
Population
Total1,227,122
Males594,007
Females633,115
Useful Information
Population Namefriulani e giuliani
Useful Link
Kub Directory Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Official Site
Towns Twinning
Codes
Istat Code06
Abbr.FVG
Surface
Kmq7,855
Mountain42.6%
Hill19.3%
Plain38.1%
Etymology (name origin)
It is a compound name. Friuli derives from forum Iulii, Latin name of the town of Cividale, ancient capital of the region and founded by Julius Caesar: in fact, the toponym means town of Julius Caesar.
Venezia Giulia is a name suggested by Graziadio Ascoli, Italian patriot and linguist of the 19th century, to define the narrow strip of land surrounding Trieste that was part of the Empire of Austria-Hungary. Venezia-Giulia linked the gulf of Venice to the peninsula of Istria that was highly disputed between Venice, Austria and Yugoslavia and nowadays is part of Croatia.
Geography
Friuli-Venezia Giulia is an autonomous region with special statute, constituted by the two historic regions of Friuli and Venezia Giulia, comprising German and Slovene minorities. This region borders Veneto to the west, Austria to the north, Slovenia to the northeast, and the Adriatic Sea to the south. Half of the region is covered by the Alps, while the majority of the rest of the territory is hilly. Mount Coglians (m. 2780) is the highest peak of this region.
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