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What is the smallest city in the world?

What would be one of the smallest (or perhaps the smallest) towns in the world? The answer is Hum (in Italian, Colmo), a tiny town in Croatia. 

According to legend, the small town was built by giants from the remaining stones as they founded towns in the Mirna river valley in central Istria. 

The town - which with its 20 inhabitants is considered 'the smallest town in the world' - is still surrounded by walls and has as its only entrance a bronze doorway, complete with doors. 

Let's discover together some interesting facts about this tiny town. (Source: wikipedia, elledecor.it)

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Hum: the world's smallest city
What would be one of the smallest (or perhaps the smallest) towns in the world? The answer is Hum (in Italian, Colmo), a very small town in Croatia. The town - which, with its 20 inhabitants, is considered 'the smallest town in the world' - is still surrounded by walls and has as its only entrance a bronze doorway, complete with doors. Let's discover together some interesting facts about this tiny town. (Source: wikipedia, elledecor.it)
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Hum: the legend
According to legend, the small town was built by giants from the remaining stones as they founded towns in the Mirna river valley, an area of central Istria. Hum is a symbol of the architecture and culture of the Middle Ages. Thanks to its architectural form, we can undoubtedly say that this town is a town-monument.
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Where is it located?
Hum (Italian: Colmo) is a settlement, administratively located in the town of Buzet in central Istria, Croatia, situated on a hill above the source of the Mirna river. It is located in the vicinity of Buzet and Roč. The towns of Roč and Hum are united by centuries of history and culture.
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The original name
On its western side, the town is enclosed by walls and on the remaining sides, houses are built into the defensive walls. It is first mentioned in documents dating back to 1102, when it was called Cholm, which derives from the Italian name Colmo.
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"The smallest city in the world."
The town - which with its 20 inhabitants is considered 'the smallest town in the world' - is still surrounded by walls and has as its only entrance a bronze doorway, complete with knockers.
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Hum: the world's smallest city
Inside there are two alleys, a few houses, the civic museum, the 12th century Romanesque church of St. Jerome and the church of St. James with its bell tower, also Romanesque.
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