Zagreb Basic Facts
Area: 641,355 km2
Administrative divisions: 17 districts
Dimensions: North-South 16,6 km East-West 28,2 km
Highest point: 1030 m
Lowest point: 120 m
Population density: 1216/km2
Location: 45°48' - 45°49' n. Br., 15°57' - 15°58' ö. L.
Local time: GMT+1 hour in winter, GMT+2 hours in summer
Zagreb is the capital and the economic, cultural and academic centre of the country, one of the most popular cities of the region, with a tradition of almost one thousand years. Zagreb is a big Croatian tourist centre, a city of culture full of museums, galleries and historical monuments, a city of entertainment with many restaurants and cafes to simply sit for a while, or to taste the delicious Croatian cuisine, dazzling bars and clubs for going out in the evening, a city of recreation with opportunities for swimming, sunbathing, water-skiing, angling and other water sports, but also beach volleyball, football, jogging, basketball, handball, table tennis.
The city is divided into three parts, the historical upper town, the 19th century lower town and the modern Zagreb with tower buildings. The main attractions are situated in the upper town, the church of St. Mark, the parliament and the museums. The lower town offers the shops, restaurants, cafes, while the modern Zagreb isn't an interesting tourist target.