City life in Zagreb

We have been in Zagreb since last Thursday. Unfortunately the weather has been lousy, thunderstorms and heavy rain nearly every day. Luckily we are supposed to have sun for rest of our stay here.

We are staying right in the city center in a nice flat. Everything is close by and can be reached by foot.

Zagreb is the capital and the largest city of Croatia. There are about 793 000 people living in Zagreb city.

It is a city with a rich history dating from the Roman times to the present day. The name “Zagreb” is mentioned for the first time in 1094 at the founding of the Zagreb diocese of Kaptol, and Zagreb became a free royal town in 1242, whereas the origin of the name still remains a mystery in spite of several theories. In 1851 Zagreb had its first mayor, Janko Kamauf, and in 1945 it was made the capital of Croatia when the demographic boom and the urban sprawl made the city as it is known today.

Zagreb 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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