Zagreb - is the capital and the largest city of Croatia. It is located in the northwest of the country, along the Sava river, at the southern slopes of the Medvednica mountain. Zagreb lies at an elevation of approximately 122 m (400 ft) above sea level. In the last official census of 2011 the population of the City of Zagreb was 792,875. The estimated population of the city in 2017 was 806,920. The wider Zagreb metropolitan area includes the City of Zagreb and the separate Zagreb County bringing the total metropolitan area population up to 1,113,111. It is the biggest metropolitan area in Croatia, and the only one with a population of over one million.
Did you know? Zagreb is the city with the most museums in the entire world. (maybe the most unique is Museum of broken relationships.)
Wusstest du schon? Zagreb ist die Stadt mit den meisten Museen auf der ganzen Welt. (Das vielleicht einzigartigste ist das Museum zerbrochener Beziehungen.)
Zagreb is a city with a rich history dating from the Roman times to the present day. The oldest settlement located in the vicinity of the city was the Roman Andautonia, in today's Ščitarjevo. The name "Zagreb" is recorded in 1134, in reference to the foundation of the settlement at Kaptol in 1094. Zagreb became a free royal town in 1242. In 1851 Zagreb had its first mayor, Janko Kamauf.
Zagreb has a special status in the Croatia's administrative division and is a consolidated city-county (but separated from Zagreb County), and is administratively subdivided into 17 city districts. Most of them are at a low elevation along the river Sava valley, whereas northern and northeastern city districts, such as Podsljeme and Sesvete districts are situated in the foothills of the Medvednica mountain, making the city's geographical image rather diverse. The city extends over 30 kilometres (19 miles) east-west and around 20 kilometres (12 miles) north-south.
The transport connections, concentration of industry, scientific, and research institutions and industrial tradition underlie its leading economic position in Croatia. Zagreb is the seat of the central government, administrative bodies, and almost all government ministries.Almost all of the largest Croatian companies, media, and scientific institutions have their headquarters in the city. Zagreb is the most important transport hub in Croatia where Central Europe, the Mediterranean and Southeast Europe meet, making the Zagreb area the centre of the road, rail and air networks of Croatia. It is a city known for its diverse economy, high quality of living, museums, sporting, and entertainment events. Its main branches of economy are high-tech industries and the service sector.
More and more turists are choosing Zagreb as their holiday hotspot.
There are a lots of people who like Zagreb. On Facebook there is one group: Zakaj volim Zagreb (Why I love Zagreb) and there are people from all over the world who share pics and love for Zagreb. The group admin is Mr. Ivan Brnčić and he realy love Zagreb and know everything about Zagreb. If you want you can join that group if you share love for Zagreb.
Why tourists choose Zagreb for destination?
And why not?
The Lotrščak tower and Grič cannon – every day right on 12 o´clock (midday) you can hear the blast of cannon fire. And if you are at that time on main square (Jelačić plac ;)) you can see a lot of pigeon to fly away at that moment. Amazing.
According to legend of The Lotrščak tower and Grič cannon the one shoot of that cannon has save Zagreb from invasion. Want to know more…? Just ask!
Lenuzzi’s horse-shoe (or Green horse-shoe)– this is seven squares, seven green oasis with historical buildings. This squares form a unique park complex in Zagreb.
The horse-shoe is spreading from Nikola Subic Zrinski Square to Zrinjevac (the most beautiful and oldest park in Zagreb), continues through Josip Juraj Strossmayer Square, King Tomislav Square, Ante Starcevic Square, through Botanical Garden, Marko Marulic Square, Ivan Mazuranic Square, and at the end Marshal Tito Square.
Lenuzzi’s horse-shoe was inspired by Vienna and Paris.