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Indianapolis - Piran Sister City Partnership

Piran-Indianapolis group in Piran with IUPUI Chancellor Bantz in Piran.

The Piran relationship was formed in 2001 through the efforts of the Indianapolis and Slovenian heritage Groups, like the Slovenian National Home. The purpose of the relationship is to create cultural, educational, and business exchanges.

Piran is a community that is formally bilingual with the two languages being Slovene and the Italian. The unique seascape and the surrounding landscape all make important contributions to the tourism value of the city. The town of Piran is mainly focused on Tartini Square, and a large portion of the local economy relies on tourism in this section. Visitors can observe Tartini’s statue and wander around on the marble lined plaza.

Piran is an old Mediterranean town situated at the cape of the Piran peninsula. Charming, narrow streets and tight houses give Piran a historic feel. The town feels like a large museum, with remnants of medieval architecture and a prominent, rich cultural heritage.

Slovenia Website: www.stat.si/eng/index.asp


Piran, Slovenia


Fast Facts

Population: 4700

Major Industries: Tourism

The city of Piran is a national historical monument of Slovenia. Surrounded by an early circular wall, Piran is best known for its architectural and natural beauty.