Koper is a port city and the center of the Municipality of Koper. It is the largest town on the Slovenian coast, which stretches between Ankaran and Izola. Koper has two official languages, Slovenian and Italian.
The port of Koper is located near the town and it is the only international cargo port in Slovenia. The old town centre extends on the former island, which for centuries along the natural route and with the embankment merged with the mainland. A new town center and harbor were built on the settlement, and new residential neighborhoods were created on the nearby hilly slopes. At the same time as the economy grew, health, culture and education advanced. The principle of bilingualism has become important, thus involving the members of the Italian nationality in all forms of public life. Since 2003, the University of Primorska has been in Koper. The historic town center, marked by many important cultural monuments, has preserved the basic characteristics of the Middle Ages. The old city center of Koper is littered with numerous markets, such as Carpaccio Square, Tito Square, Brolo Square, Preseren Square, Verger Square, Grammar School Square, Gramsci Square and Kapodistrias Square and Giordano Square. The most beautiful of them is Tito Square, where the famous Praetorian Palace is located and a wonderful viewpoint - the city tower.
At Destradi Square, the biggest attractions are the St. Anne's Church and the Franciscan Friary of St. Anne. Until the Second World War, the Friary of St. Anne was one of the richest religious sites, as it had a rich library and a collection of well-known authors in the monastery church.