Nova Gorica (pronounced ; population: 13,852 (town); 21,082 (incl. suburbs); 31,000 (municipality)) is a town and a municipality in western Slovenia, on the border with Italy. Nova Gorica is a new town, built after 1948 when the Paris Peace Treaty established a new border between Yugoslavia and Italy, leaving nearby Gorizia outside the borders of Yugoslavia, thus cutting off the Soča Valley, Vipava Valley, and the northwestern Karst Plateau from their traditional regional centre. Nova Gorica is the principal urban centre of the traditional region of Goriška in the Slovenian Littoral.
Since May 2011, Nova Gorica has been joined together with Gorizia and Šempeter-Vrtojba in a common trans-border metropolitan zone, administered by a joint administration board.
... In 1952, the City of Nova Gorica was created and Solkan was incorporated into it ... then, it has gradually merged with the modern town of Nova Gorica, although it has maintained its separate legal status and a pronounced local identity ...
... See also List of twin towns and sister cities in Slovenia Nova Gorica is twinned with Aleksandrovac, Serbia Klagenfurt, Austria Otočac, Croatia San ...
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