- City of Zagreb is the capital and the largest city in Croatia. It is situated on the slopes of Medvednica mountain and covers the area of 650 000 km2. Zagreb is divided by the river Sava into two parts: the Old and the Modern Zagreb, more often called New Zagreb by the local people.
- The official 2005 census counted 973 667 residents, and Zagreb metropolitan area (including Velika Gorica, Samobor and Zaprešić) population is about 1, 2 million inhabitants. Historical overview of Zagreb shows that it was created by fusion of two settlements on neighboring hills, Gradec and Kaptol, today's core of the city – the Old town.
- The name of Zagreb was first mentioned in 1094, when a diocese was founded on Kaptol, while in 1242, neighboring Gradec was granted the Golden Bull and proclaimed a free and royal city and by Bela IV, Croatian-Hungarian King. The first written mention of the city as the capital of Croatia dates from 1557.
Old postcads from Zagreb
- Zagreb consists of 17 city districts: Brezovica, Črnomerec, Donja Dubrava, Gornja Dubrava, Donji Grad, Gornji Grad-Medveščak, Maksimir, Novi Zagreb-istok, Novi Zagreb-zapad, Pešćenica, Podsljeme, Podsused, Sesvete, Stenjevec, Trešnjevka jug, Trešnjevka sjever and Trnje.
- Except for its economical, cultural, sport and entertaining events all year long, Zagreb is famous for its autumn economic fair called "Zagrebački Velesajam", visited by a large number of guests and businessmen from Croatia and abroad.
- Zagreb Airport (Pleso) is about 17 km away from the city centre. Central Railway Station is situated at King Tomislav Square 12 is about ten minutes on foot from the centre.
- Central Bus Station is located on Marin Držić Avenue, a couple of minutes away by tram number 6 from the Central Railway Station.
- Zagreb today represents political, economical, cultural, traffic and scientific centre of Croatia. By its location and culture it is described as a city of Middle Europe.