Trieste (Latin Tergeste, Italian Trieste,German and Friulian Triest, Slovenian and Croatian Trst) is a city in northeastern Italy, capital of Friuli-Venezia Giulia region and Trieste province, with a population of 211,184 (2001).
It is located 600 kilometres south-southwest of Vienna at the head of the Gulf of Trieste, an arm of the Gulf of Venice.
The sights in Trieste include Miramare, a romantic castle built in the 19th century for Austrian Archduke Maximilian and his wife.
On the coastal road to Trieste is the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, operating under the aegis of UNESCO and IAEA.
Through a long period of time, Trieste was seen as being peripheral to the centres of Italian commerce and culture, and lost influence-however lately it has been gaining influence as Italy's window to the east.
The local Venetian dialect of Trieste is called "Triestino" in Italian and "Triestin" (pronounced /tri.e.stin/) in the local language itself.
Italian and the local venetian dialect are spoken in the city center while Slovenian is partially spoken in many of the immediate suburbs.
Italian-speaking and Slavic-speaking locals are considered autochthonous into the border region of Trieste, eastern Friuli and Istria.
A fair number of German-speakers are native to the city too.
For a more information about Trieste see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This page was retrieved and condensed from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trieste) December 2005
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