Labin developed from the site of the Roman settlement of Albona. Since 1925. it was under the rule of dukes of Pazin, and since 1381. under under the jurisdiction of the Patriarchate of Aquileia. From 1420 until 1797 it was ruled from Venice and after that belonged to Austria.
Labin, as a Croatian-speaking town, was for a long time the centre of Croatia’s largest coal mining district (over a 400 years), with four mines operating at the height of its production.
During Austrian government, mining becomes the basis of economy of this region. Austria is responsible for modernisation of the city and government, for general cultural and social progress.
The famous Lutheran reformer Matthias Flacius Illyricus (3 March 1520 – 11 March 1575), was born in Albona and a small exhibition in what was once his house, commemorates this.
Labin, as a Croatian-speaking town, was for a long time the centre of Croatia’s largest coal mining district!
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