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A peninsula of northwest Croatia, southwest Slovenia, and northeast Italy projecting into the northeast Adriatic Sea. The original Istrian inhabitants were conquered by the Romans in the second century bc. Istria was subsequently occupied by Venice, Austria, and Italy. All but the area surrounding Trieste was awarded to Yugoslavia in 1947 and in 1991 was split between Croatia and Slovenia.

Is′tri·an adj. & n.
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(Placename) a peninsula in the N Adriatic Sea: passed from Italy to Yugoslavia (except for Trieste) in 1947 and to Croatia in 1991
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(ˈɪs tri ə)

a peninsula of the N Adriatic, in SW Slovenia and W Croatia.
Also called Is′trian Penin′sula.
Is′tri•an, n., adj.
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This volume surveys musical life in 16th-century Venice in the context of broader developments in society and institutions, through 18 essays on musical institutions like the San Marco chapel, the confraternities, the academies, and parish, monastic, and nunnery churches; music in the public and private sphere, including ceremonial life and salons and ridotti; musical actors like chapel masters, professional singers, instrumentalists and instrument makers, music printers and publishers, and music theorists; and genres, styles, and cross-cultural traditions like double-choir music, the frottola, instrumental music, polyphony, Jewish art music, and musical ties to Istria and Dalmatia.
Istria is famed for its food, notably olive oils, truffles, cheese, air-dried ham and Adriatic seafood.
The 82-times capped Seattle Reign striker was surprisingly omitted by new manager Jayne Ludlow for last month's Istria Cup in Croatia and Sophie Ingle was appointed team captain.
The 82-times capped Seattle Reign striker was omitted by new manager Jayne Ludlow for last month's Istria Cup in Croatia as Sophie Ingle was appointed captain.
Women's football: Istria Cup WALES 0 FRANCE 1 JAYNE LUDL LOW lost her OW lost her rst match in charge of the Wales women's team, going down 1-0 to France B at the Istria Cup in Croatia yesterday.
Tonight presenters Angela Scanlon and Joe Lindsay are in Istria in the north of Croatia to show us the sights so you don't need to move from the comfort of your own sofa.
Residential-property sales in tourist regions like Istria and Dubrovnik along the Adriatic coast rose by an average of 10.8 percent last year even as the sluggish economy caused overall home sales to plunge 20 percent.
The story goes that under Italian occupation during the Second World War, an Italian soldier from Alba noticed similarities in the vegetation between his region and Istria. He returned after his military service with specially-trained dogs and uncovered the precious commodity.
Tantalisingly set on the sunblessed west coast of the triangular peninsular that is the Croatian province of Istria, Porec is every inch of the modern, stylish holiday resort, yet - thanks to the way in which the hotel developments have been thoughtfully laid out along the beautiful wooded shoreline to the north and south of the town has retained much of its Mediterranean charm.
The Sport Pack items are available on 4007 SE models in four metallic colours: Pearl Black, Arctic Silver, Pilbara Grey and Istria Blue.
Also looking to get off the mark is Ralph Beckett's Istria, who should go close in her endeavour to pick up win number one in the other Pontinssponsored maiden event.