Barban is a settlement in the municipality of the same name, located along the main road road Pula – Rijeka, on a hill above the Raša river valley, 26 km northeast of Pula.
Municipality of Barban has a surface of 94.1 km2 with about 2.800 inhabitants. It is located in the southeast of the Istrian peninsula and featuring a total of 74 of villages and hamlets. The area of the municipality, a part of is slightly of corrugated Istrian relief, with a series of low hills and sinkholes, and larger slopes that descend to the Raša channel and the valley of the river Raša. The channel is 12 km long and 1 km wide, Raša channel with steep and impervious sides roughly delineates the Istrian east coast just like it’s western counterpart, the Lim channel.