Facts and figures about Zagreb

Welcome to Zagreb

Welcome to Zagreb, the capital city of the Republic of Croatia. Zagreb is an old Central European city. For centuries it has been a focal point of culture and science, and now of commerce and industry as well. It lies on the intersection of important routes between the Adriatic coast and Central Europe.

When the Croatian people achieved their independence in 1991, Zagreb became a capital – a political and administrative centre for the Republic of Croatia. Zagreb is also the hub of the business, academic, cultural, artistic and sporting worlds in Croatia. Many famed scientists, artists and athletes come from the city, or work in it. Zagreb can offer its visitors the Baroque atmosphere of the Upper Town, picturesque open-air markets, diverse shopping facili­ties, an abundant selection of crafts and a choice vernacular cuisine. Zagreb is a city of green parks and walks, with many places to visit in the beautiful surroundings. The city will enter into the third millennium with a population of one million. In spite of the rapid development of the economy and transportation, it has retained its charm, and a relaxed feeling that makes it a genuinely human city.

Facts and Figures

northern Croatia, on the Sava River, 170 km from the Adriatic Sea 
45° 10′ N, 15° 30′ E 
situated 122 m above sea level

Central-european time (GMT+1)
Climate and Weather:
continental climate 
average summer temperature: 20° C 
average winter temperature: 1° C

779,145 (2001)

Surface area:
650 sq. km.

The University
19 theatres
24 museums
65 galleries and art collections

Source: Zagreb Tourist Board

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