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Zagreb (Austrian/German: Agram)is the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Croatia. It is situated in the northwest of the country, along the Sava river, at the southern slopes of the Medvednica mountain. Zagreb lies at an elevation of approximately 122 m (400 ft) above sea level. In 2008 the population of Zagreb was 804,200[1][2]

Its favourable geographic position in the southwestern part of the Pannonian Basin, which extends to the Alpine, Dinaric, Adriatic and Pannonic regions, provides an excellent connection for traffic between Central Europe and the Adriatic Sea.

The transport connections, concentration of industry, scientific and research institutions and industrial tradition underlie its leading economic position in Croatia. Zagreb is the seat of the central government, administrative bodies and almost all government ministries.


  1. (Croatian) (2007-10-26) "Vital Statistics in 2006". First Release. City of Zagreb, City Institute for Urban Planning, Statistics Department. Retrieved on 2008-08-29.
  2. Sić, Miroslav (2007). Spatial and functional changes in recent urban development of Zagreb (PDF). Delo. Retrieved on 2008-11-06.
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