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Novigrad is a town and a municipality in Istria County in western Croatia. In Croatian it is also sometimes referred to as Novigrad Istarski to distinguish it from three other Croatian towns of the same name.Novigrad is set on a small peninsula on the western coast of Istria.

HISTORYThere was an ancient city in the broad area of what is now Novigrad . In the 5th-6th centuries it was called Neapolis. From the early Middle Ages and right up until 1828 it was the seat of the Bishopric, from 1270 it was under the rule of the Venetian Republic until its fall in the late 18th century.

NovigradCountry: CroatiaCounty: IstriaMayor: Anteo MiloŇ°Population (2011): 2,622

The triple-naved basilica of St. Pelagius dates from the 8th century, and the present church was built on the foundations of the old basilica in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Novigrad has retained its medieval structure and layout, with narrow, winding streets and small shops. The fortifications belong to the medieval era: the town wall still stands with its battlements and tow round towers.