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Zagreb

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Zagreb is the capital of Croatia, a port on the Sava River. First it was mentioned in 1094. In 1526-1918, Zagreb (German: Agram) was under the Habsburgs, in the Austrian Empire. The city is the center of the bishopric. From the middle of the 16th century, it became the main city of Croatia. The oldest part of the city in the Middle Ages was called Gradac, now this area of ​​the city is called Gornji Grad.

Currently, Zagreb is home to 707 thousand inhabitants and has an international airport. It is a major center of engineering and electrical industries. Other industries include chemical, petrochemical, textile, leather and footwear, wood processing, and printing industry. There is a cultural center. Zagreb has the Academy of Arts and Sciences and the University. Museums consist of the Old Masters Picture Gallery, the Contemporary Gallery, the Museum of Arts and Crafts, the City Gallery of Contemporary Art with the House-Museum of Ivan Mestrovic, the Gallery of primitives, and the Archaeological Museum. Zagreb has long served as the place for international fairs. Moreover, the city is famous for a large number of different monuments. The oldest building is the Lotrscak Tower, remained from the city's fortifications, encircling Zagreb in the 13th century. The tower was used for observations from the south side, and once it had a bell, which was giving signals of approaching danger. Another interesting building is the Gothic Cathedral, which construction began in the late 13th century, and the last restructuring was completed in early 20th century. The Cathedral’s complex is surrounded by fortifications of the 15 – 16th centuries. This complex also includes the Gothic chapel of St. Stephen with frescoes of the 14th century and the bishop's residence (18th century, baroque). Among the churches of Zagreb, the Gothic Church of St. Mark (14 – 15th centuries) and the Church of St. Catherine (17th century) are of special interest. Except for religious buildings, Zagreb is decorated with numerous palaces: the Rauch-Orsich palace (18th century, Baroque), the Jelacic palace (18 – 19th centuries, Classicism), etc. The buildings of most museums and theaters of Zagreb are architectural monuments of different styles of the 18 – 19th centuries.

Country Croatia
International title Zagreb
Population 698,966 people
Timezone Europe/Zagreb
State Grad Zagreb
Geographic coordinates Latitude: 45.81444 x Longitude: 15.97798

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