Zagreb, Croatia

By | November 29, 2021

According to abbreviationfinder, Zagreb is the capital and largest city of Croatia and has a perfect connection with Central Europe and the Adriatic Sea.

In Zagreb there is the seat of the country’s government and almost all the ministries of the Croatian government. Zagreb is made up of two towns which competed with each other during the 14th and 15th centuries, but at the beginning of the 17th century they became one and formed what is now Zagreb. It has a freight railway station and an international airport which are located on the southern bank of the Sava river ; As for the industrial areas, they are to the southeast between the Sava and the Prigorje region, it is one of the largest in the city.


It presents a mountainous relief with a very steep coastline, forests, low mountains and fairly dry plateaus alternate. It is furrowed from north to south and parallel to the coast by the Dinaric Alps mountain range, which mark strong climatic differences. Its highest peak is Mount Dinara at 1,800 meters of altitude.


Zagreb, known in ancient times as Zagrabia, is the capital of Croatia, located in the north of the country on the banks of the Sava River. Zagreb, one of the cities with the largest territory in Croatia, is an important industrial center for chemicals, machinery, leather goods, paper, metals and textiles.


The climate in Zagreb is characterized by being humid continental, it has 4 seasons in the year, in summer it is warm climate and winters are cold, it does not have a marked dry season. The temperatures in winter are 1º C. And in summer it reaches 20º C. The month of May is a very hot month, particularly at the end of it, the temperatures reach 30º C, on the other hand, during the winter there are snowfalls which They start in December and last until March, during the fall the rain and fog are present.

Natural Inventory

  • Dinaric Alps.
  • Sava River.


In Zagreb there is the seat of the country’s government and almost all the ministries of the Croatian government, such as: the executive branch (government and president), the legislative branch (the Croatian parliament) and the main judicial authorities.

The city has a special position within the Republic of Croatia, it is considered as a county. Zagreb is divided into seventeen districts. The city government is led by a mayor elected by the municipal assembly, which is made up of 51 representatives.

Political-administrative division


· Donji grad· Gornji Grad – Medveščak

· Trnje

· Maksimir

· Peščenica – Žitnjak

· Novi Zagreb – istok

· Novi Zagreb – zapad

· Trešnjevka – sjever

· Trešnjevka – jug

· CČrnomerec· Gornja Dubrava

· Donja Dubrava

· Stenjevec

· Podsused – Vrapče

· Podsljeme

· Sesvete

· Brezovica

Economic development

It has a freight railway station and an international airport which are located on the southern bank of the Sava river; As for the industrial areas, they are to the southeast between the Sava and the Prigorje region, it is one of the largest in the city.

The sources of economy in Zagreb depend on: metallurgical, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, in addition to textiles, forestry equipment, electrical and paper mills, most of its population is in the administrative sector, wages and prices are low.

The industrial sector is one of the most important in the city. It is a leader in the production of chemicals and plastics, machined tools, the steel industry, the electronics industry, aluminum, paper, wood products, construction, textiles and in the food industry.

The most common crops are wheat, beets, corn, sunflower seeds, alfalfa, and clover. Regarding resources, the area has deposits of oil, coal, bauxite. Ore iron, calcium, asphalt natural, mica and clay.


As it has remains of various cultures, it is an excellent tourist destination, since it has numerous sites to be visited, among them we can mention: Museums, parks, monuments and art galleries, the historic center of the upper city constitute the main attraction, in which there are buildings, cathedrals, churches, cafes, restaurants, squares, etc. The tour can be done on foot through the Ban Josip Square.


Zagreb is the most populated city in Croatia, within the metropolitan perimeter it is the only one to exceed one million residents. Most of the residents in the region are Croatians although there is a significant minority of Serbs, Muslims, Hungarians and Slovenes. The most widely practiced religion is Catholicism, followed by Orthodox, Muslim, and Protestant. See population of Croatia.


Speaking of culture, every year Zagreb celebrates the Zagreb International Animated Film Festival, it is also the seat of the University of Zagreb.


The most prominent item in the region is the tie. They come in all colors. Also very characteristic are lace, leather, jewelry, ceramics and hand-carved wooden articles, glass and porcelain.


  • Zagreb University
  • Opera theater
  • Academies of music, art and film
  • Stephen’s Cathedral from the 11th century
  • Museums and art galleries: the Natural History Museum, the Archaeological Museum, the City Museum, the Croatian History Museum, the Mimara Museum and the Strossmayer Gallery
  • Former Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Art
  • Croatian National Theater from 1895, neo-baroque style
  • 18th century palace
  • The Tower of Lotrscak

Holidays and traditions

The capital celebrates two Jazz festivals, the first from March 21 to April 4 and the second in October. In June there is a theater festival, and in July there are two important musical events: the International Folklore Festival (EUROKAZ) and the Classical Music Festival on Croatian composers. As for the rest of the country, the festivities that are celebrated are the following: National or State Day (June 22), Antifascist Day (August 5), and Labor Day (May 1). Christmas and the feast of All Saints are also celebrated on November 1.

Zagreb, Croatia