The youngest town in Istria, Rasa (Arsia), was named after the river of the same name. Although white because of the stone and concrete, Rasa was actually built of coal. The history of the town began in the 1930s when the town sprang up in the valley of the Krapan stream, serving the needs of miners and mining.In this newly built city, workers houses located along two parallel streets meet in the central square with a church in the shape of an inverted coal wagon, while its bell tower resembles a mining lamp. The period between 1936-1942 marks the period of the largest expansion of companies with mines in Rasa, which are considered the most sophisticated in Europe, employing more than ten thousand workers and reaching the largest production of 1,158,000 tons of coal in 1942. You can also visit the mine today.
№420 in Cities of Croatia