Zagreb is the Republic of Croatia’s capital and biggest city. It is situated in the country’s northwest, along the Sava river, on the southern slopes of the Medvednica mountain.
Zagreb has a rich history that dates back to Roman times and continues to the current day. The Roman Andautonia, situated in today’s Ščitarjevo, was the city’s first colony.
The city has a picturesque medieval “old city,” with architecture and cobblestone alleys evocative of Vienna, Budapest, Prague, and other Central European towns. Over 500,000 visitors visited there in 2005, the majority of which were from Austria, Germany, and Italy.
It is well-known for its varied economy, excellent standard of life, museums, athletic and entertainment events, and so on. Its primary economic sectors are high-tech industry and the service sector.
Zagreb – Info Card
|TIME ZONE :||CET (UTC+1) Summer: CEST (UTC+2)|
|LANGUAGE :||Croatian 94.1%, Serbian 3%, Others 2.9%|
|RELIGION :||Roman Catholic 87.8%, Orthodox 4.4%, Muslim 1.3%|
|AREA :||641 km2 (247 sq mi)|
|ELEVATION :||158 m (518 ft)|
|COORDINATES :||45°49′N 15°59′E|
|SEX RATIO :||• Male: 48.15%|
• Female: 51.75%
|ETHNIC :||Croat 89.6%, Serb 4.5%, other 5.9%|
|AREA CODE :|
|POSTAL CODE :||HR-10000|
|DIALING CODE :||+385 1|
|WEBSITE :||Official Website|
Tourism in Zagreb
Zagreb is a key tourism hub, not only for passengers traveling from the rest of Europe to the Adriatic Sea, but also as a travel destination in its own right.
The café culture of Zagreb rivals that of Vienna. Cafes are Zagreb’s heartbeat; they’re where people go to talk, drink espresso, and get dressed up for the occasion.
Since the war’s conclusion, it has received almost a million tourists each year, mostly from Austria, Germany, and Italy. However, the city has even more potential since many visitors who visit Croatia bypass Zagreb in favor of seeing the beaches along the Croatian Adriatic coast and ancient medieval Renaissance towns like Dubrovnik, Split, and Zadar.
There are numerous fascinating attractions for travelers to see in Zagreb, such as the two Saint George statues, one at Marshal Tito Square and the other at Kamenita vrata, where the picture of Virgin Mary is considered to be the only item that hasn’t burnt in the 17th-century fire. There is also an art project called Nine Views that begins on Bogovieva street.
The Gornji Grad and Kaptol, a medieval urban complex of churches, palaces, museums, galleries, and government buildings popular with visitors on sightseeing excursions, are located to the north of Ban Jelai Square. The historic quarter is accessible by foot from Zagreb’s central square, Jelai Square, or via a funicular on neighboring Tomieva Street.
- Turistički informativni centar (Tourist Information Centre – Ban Jelacic Square), Trg bana Josipa Jelačića 11. Mo-Fr 8:30-21:00; Sa-Su 09:00-18:00.
Climate of Zagreb
The climate of Zagreb is classed as oceanic.
Zagreb has four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and winters are frigid, and there is no apparent dry season. In the winter, the average daily mean temperature is approximately +1 °C (from December to February), whereas in the summer, the average temperature is 22.0 °C (71.6 °F).
Snowfall is typical throughout the winter months of December to March, while rain and fog are common during the autumn months (October to December).
Economy of Zagreb
The most significant industries are those that manufacture electric machinery and gadgets, as well as those that process chemicals, pharmaceuticals, textiles, and food and beverages. Zagreb is an international commerce and business center, as well as an important transportation hub located at the crossroads of Central Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Balkans.
Almost all of the top Croatian and Central European corporations, including Agrokor, INA, and Hrvatski Telekom, have their headquarters in the city.
Internet, Comunication in Zagreb
In Zagreb, there are Internet cafés. They are reasonably priced and dependable. Free Wi-Fi is available at cafés, restaurants, hotels, and certain libraries and institutions.
The dialing code for Croatia is 385. The dialing code for international calls from Croatia is 00.