Zagreb

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    capital city
    grad zagreb
    city of zagreb
    st. mark's square
    croatian national theater in zagreb
    croatian state archives
    highrise buildings
    zagreb tram
    art pavilion
    clockwise, from top: st. mark's square, croatian state archives, zagreb tram, art pavilion, cibona & hoto towers and croatian national theatre.
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    coordinates: 45°49′n 15°59′e / 45°49′n 15°59′e / 45.817; 15.983croatia
    countyflag of zagreb.svg city of zagreb
    rc diocese1094
    free royal city1242
    unified1850
    subdivisions17 city districts
    218 local committees
    (70 settlements)
    government
     • typemayor-council
     • mayormilan bandić (bm 365)
     • city assembly
    area
    [1]
     • capital city641 km2 (247 sq mi)
     • urban
    202.4 km2 (78.1 sq mi)
     • metro
    3,719 km2 (1,436 sq mi)
    elevation
    [2]
    158 m (518 ft)
    highest elevation
    1,035 m (3,396 ft)
    lowest elevation
    122 m (400 ft)
    population
     (2011 census)[3][4]
     • capital city790,017
     • estimate 
    (2019)[5]
    812,635
     • density4,055/km2 (10,500/sq mi)
     • metro
    1,228,941
     • metro density330/km2 (860/sq mi)
    demonym(s)zagrepčanin (hr)
    zagreber (en)
    time zoneutc+1 (cet)
     • summer (dst)utc+2 (cest)
    postal code
    hr-10 000, hr-10 010, hr-10 020, hr-10 040, hr-10 090
    area code+385 1
    vehicle registrationzg
    gdp (ppp)2017
     - total$25 billion / €22.7 billion
     - per capita$32,404 / €28,237
    hdi (2017)0.890[6]very high
    websitezagreb.hr

    zagreb (b/;[7][8] croatian pronunciation: [zǎːɡreb] (about this soundlisten))[9] is the capital and the largest city of croatia.[10] 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.[11][12] the estimated population of the city in 2018 was 820,678.[13] the population of the zagreb urban agglomeration is 1,086,528,[14] approximately a quarter of the total population of croatia.

    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.[15][16][17][18] 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.[19][20][21][22][23] in 1851 zagreb had its first mayor,[24][25][26][27] janko kamauf.

    zagreb has special status as a croatian administrative division and is a consolidated city-county (but separated from zagreb county),[28][29][30][31] and is administratively subdivided into 17 city districts.[32][33][34] most of them are at a low elevation along the river sava valley, whereas northern and northeastern city districts, such as podsljeme[35][36][37] and sesvete[38][39][40] districts are situated in the foothills of the medvednica mountain,[41] 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.[42][43]

    the transport connections, concentration of industry, scientific, and research institutions and industrial tradition underlie its leading economic position in croatia.[44][45][46] zagreb is the seat of the central government, administrative bodies, and almost all government ministries.[47][48][49] 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.

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Zagreb
Grad Zagreb
City of Zagreb
St. Mark's Square
Croatian National Theater in Zagreb
Croatian State Archives
Highrise buildings
Zagreb Tram
Art Pavilion
Zagreb is located in Croatia
Zagreb
Zagreb
Location of Zagreb in Croatia
Zagreb is located in Europe
Zagreb
Zagreb
Zagreb (Europe)
Coordinates: 45°49′N 15°59′E / 45°49′N 15°59′E / 45.817; 15.983Croatia
CountyFlag of Zagreb.svg City of Zagreb
RC diocese1094
Free royal city1242
Unified1850
Subdivisions17 city districts
218 local committees
(70 settlements)
Government
 • TypeMayor-Council
 • MayorMilan Bandić (BM 365)
 • City Assembly
Area
 • Capital city641 km2 (247 sq mi)
 • Urban
202.4 km2 (78.1 sq mi)
 • Metro
3,719 km2 (1,436 sq mi)
Elevation158 m (518 ft)
Highest elevation
1,035 m (3,396 ft)
Lowest elevation
122 m (400 ft)
Population
 (2011 census)[3][4]
 • Capital city790,017
 • Estimate 
(2019)[5]
812,635
 • Density4,055/km2 (10,500/sq mi)
 • Metro
1,228,941
 • Metro density330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Zagrepčanin (hr)
Zagreber (en)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
HR-10 000, HR-10 010, HR-10 020, HR-10 040, HR-10 090
Area code+385 1
Vehicle registrationZG
GDP (PPP)2017
 - Total$25 billion / €22.7 billion
 - Per capita$32,404 / €28,237
HDI (2017)0.890[6]very high
Websitezagreb.hr

Zagreb (b/;[7][8] Croatian pronunciation: [zǎːɡreb] (About this soundlisten))[9] is the capital and the largest city of Croatia.[10] 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.[11][12] The estimated population of the city in 2018 was 820,678.[13] The population of the Zagreb urban agglomeration is 1,086,528,[14] approximately a quarter of the total population of Croatia.

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.[15][16][17][18] 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.[19][20][21][22][23] In 1851 Zagreb had its first mayor,[24][25][26][27] Janko Kamauf.

Zagreb has special status as a Croatian administrative division and is a consolidated city-county (but separated from Zagreb County),[28][29][30][31] and is administratively subdivided into 17 city districts.[32][33][34] Most of them are at a low elevation along the river Sava valley, whereas northern and northeastern city districts, such as Podsljeme[35][36][37] and Sesvete[38][39][40] districts are situated in the foothills of the Medvednica mountain,[41] 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.[42][43]

The transport connections, concentration of industry, scientific, and research institutions and industrial tradition underlie its leading economic position in Croatia.[44][45][46] Zagreb is the seat of the central government, administrative bodies, and almost all government ministries.[47][48][49] 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.