Discover WAE Locations – episode #1


First episode of Discover WAE Locations 2015 … a tour, all around Europe, to discover where WAE events take place.

Let’s start with KOPER (SLO), thanks to the European Archery Indoor Championships.

Koper (ItalianCapodistriaCroatianKoparSerbianKoper) is a city in southwestern Slovenia, with the other Slovenian coastal towns AnkaranIzolaPiran, and Portorož, situated along the country’s 47-kilometre (29-mile) coastline, in the Istrian Region, approximately five kilometres (3.1 miles) from its border with Italy. Having a unique ecology and biodiversity, it is considered an important national natural resource.

With only 1% of Slovenia having a coastline, the influence that the city’s Port of Koper, which is also the major contributor to the economy of the eponymous city municipality, has on tourism was a factor in deciding Ankaran to leave the municipality with a referendum in 2011. Koper is the main urban center of the Slovenian Istria with a population of about 25,000.

The city of Koper is officially bilingual, with both Slovene and Italian as official languages. Sights in Koper include the 15th-century Praetorian Palace and Loggia in Venetian Gothic style, the 12th-century Carmine Rotunda church, and the Cathedral of St Nazarius, with its 14th-century tower.

Koper is also one of the main road entry points into Slovenia from Italy, which lies to the north of the municipality. The main motorway crossing is at Spodnje Škofije to the north of the city of Koper. The motorway continues into Rabuiese and Trieste. Koper also has a rail connection with the capital city, Ljubljana. On the coast, there is a crossing at Lazaret into Lazaretto in Muggia municipality in Trieste province. The Italian border crossing is known as San Bartolomeo.

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For  European Indoor Archery Championships two sport halls will be used:

•    Sport hall of the Elementary School

•    Arena Bonifika
Arena Bonifika is an indoor sporting arena located in KoperSlovenia. It seats 5,000 for basketball games, which was enough to host preliminary stage matches of the FIBA EuroBasket 2013. The hall is a part of the Bonifika Sports Complex, together with a smaller athletics stadium, and an indoor swimming pool.
From September 4th through September 9th, 2013, Arena Bonifika hosted Group D of FIBA EuroBasket 2013 – GreeceFinlandItalySwedenRussia and Turkey.

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