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Monfalcone (in the local Bisiac dialect: Mofalcòn, ) is a town and comune of the province of Goriziamarker (Friuli-Venezia Giulia, northern Italymarker), located on the coast of the Gulf of Triestemarker.

It is a major industrial centre for manufacturing ships, airplanes, textiles, chemicals and refined oil. It is the home of Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani.

Geography

Monfalcone is the fifth most populous town in Friuli - Venezia Giulia and the main centre of Bisiacaria territory. Joined to its neighbourhoods, it reaches about 50,000 inhabitants. The town lies between the Carso hills and the Adriatic Sea, being the northernmost port of the Mediterranean Sea.

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History

In Monfalcone area, before the Roman empire (1000 BC), there were several prehistorical fortified villages called castellieri. After the foundation of the Roman city of Aquileiamarker (181 BC), some thermal buildings were created on the hills called Insulae Clarae.

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