Koper is the sixth largest city in Slovenia and the largest city along the Slovenian coast. There is an important international port of Koper near town. The old town center is located on a former island, which united naturally and by embankment with the mainland.
A new town center and harbor were built in the inhabited area, and new residential neighborhoods were created on the nearby hilly slopes. Since 2003, the University of Primorska has been operating in Koper. In the area of the Old Town there were certainly ancient Greek Egida and later Roman Insula Caprea or Goat Island. From that time the island was always populated. Between the 18th and 20th centuries, the port was shaded by the more important harbor of Trieste. After Second World War, Slovenia began to join international maritime transport through the port of Trieste and Koper gradually developed into a larger industrial center. The port of Koper has become important for Central Europe. At the same time as economic development, health, culture and education have advanced. The old town is very interesting, because it has a typical medieval design. The most important sights are the Praetorian Palace in the central town square, the parish church, Muda Gate, Koper Tavern, Foresteria and Armeria, Lodge, Fontico in Brolo Square and many more. Ferrar Street is located on the outskirts of the historic Old Town of Koper.
The largest companies in Koper are located in this area, such as Intereuropa, Luka Koper, Bank Koper, hotel and student accommodation, such as Garni Hotel Pristan, Student Hostel Koper and Motel Port, Hotel Vodisek, shopping centers - Mercator center Koper, Lidl, Harvey Norman and more.