City Map Zagreb Croatia

Zagreb is the capital and largest city of Croatia, a country located in Southeast Europe. It is situated in the northwestern part of Croatia, near the border with Slovenia. Here are some key facts and information about Zagreb:

  1. History: Zagreb has a rich history dating back to Roman times when it was a Roman settlement named Andautonia. Over the centuries, it has been influenced by various cultures and powers, including the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Yugoslavia.
  2. Geography: The city is located on the southern slopes of the Medvednica mountain and along the banks of the Sava River. Its location in a valley surrounded by hills and mountains gives it a picturesque setting.
  3. Population: As of my last knowledge update in September 2021, Zagreb had a population of over 800,000 people, making it the most populous city in Croatia.
  4. Culture and Tourism: Zagreb is known for its rich cultural heritage, including historic architecture, museums, and galleries. The city’s historic Upper Town (Gornji Grad) features medieval and Austro-Hungarian architecture, while the Lower Town (Donji Grad) has a more modern character. Popular tourist attractions include St. Mark’s Church, Ban Jelačić Square, and the Museum of Broken Relationships.
  5. Economy: Zagreb serves as the economic hub of Croatia, with a diverse economy that includes sectors such as finance, trade, industry, and services. It’s home to many national and international companies.
  6. Education: The city is home to several universities and institutions of higher education, including the University of Zagreb, which is the largest and oldest university in Croatia.
  7. Transportation: Zagreb has a well-developed public transportation system, including trams and buses, making it easy for residents and tourists to get around the city. The city is also served by the Zagreb International Airport.
  8. Sports: Sports are an integral part of Zagreb’s culture, with a strong focus on football (soccer), handball, and basketball. The city is home to several sports clubs and has hosted various international sporting events.
  9. Festivals: Zagreb hosts numerous festivals and events throughout the year, including the Zagreb Film Festival, the INmusic Festival, and Advent in Zagreb, a popular Christmas market.
Author: Kirill Shrayber, Ph.D.

I have been working with vector cartography for over 25 years, including GPS, GIS, Adobe Illustrator and other professional cartographic software.

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