The city of Zagreb, capital of the Republic of Croatia, is located in the north of the country on the Sava River. It is the country’s largest city, with just over 1,000,000 inhabitants in the metropolitan area.
Zagreb has a continental climate, the summers being hot and dry and the winters cold and with frequent snowfall. Autumn is a season of rain and fog and spring is the best season for a visit.
The history of Zagreb dates from 1094 when King Ladislaus founded a Cathedral and the settlement Kaptol developed to the north along with the fortifications of Gradec.
Today the latter is known as Gornji Grad and forms the city’s Upper Town, one of the best preserved city centres in Croatia with the the Gothic church of St. Mark's dominating the main square.
The most important industries are production of electrical machinery, chemicals, textiles and food and drink products . Zagreb is now a major international trade and business centre.
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