🇭🇷 Zagreb is the capital and largest city of Croatia. It is in the north-west of the country, along the Sava river, at the southern slopes of the Medvednica mountain. Zagreb lies at at the heart of the Zagreb urban agglomeration which is home to approximately a quarter of the total population of Croatia.
Zagreb is a city with a rich history dating from Roman times. The oldest settlement in the vicinity of the city was the Roman Andautonia, in today's Ščitarjevo. Zagreb has special status as a Croatian administrative division and is a consolidated city-county, and is administratively subdivided into 17 city districts.
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. Almost all of the largest Croatian companies, media, and scientific institutions have their headquarters in the city. Zagreb is the most important transport hub in Croatia where Central Europe, the Mediterranean and Southeast Europe meet, making the Zagreb area the centre of the road, rail and air networks of Croatia. It 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.
Important branches of industry are: production of electrical machines and devices, chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, food and drink processing. Zagreb is an international trade and business centre, as well as an essential transport hub placed at the crossroads of Central Europe, the Mediterranean and the Southeast Europe. Almost all of the largest Croatian as well as Central European companies and conglomerates such as Agrokor, INA, Hrvatski Telekom have their headquarters in the city. The only Croatian stock exchange is the Zagreb Stock Exchange (Croatian: Zagrebačka burza), which is located in Eurotower, one of the tallest Croatian skyscrapers.Companies in Zagreb create 52% of total turnover and 60% of total profit of Croatia in 2006 as well as 35% of Croatian exports and 57% of Croatian imports.
Zagreb is rated Beta − by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. Beta level cities are cities that link moderate economic regions to the world economy.
Zagreb is rated C by the Global Urban Competitiveness Report (GUCR) which evaluates and ranks world cities in the context of economic competitiveness. C cities are international gateway cities. Zagreb was ranked #50 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Zagreb has a population of over 804,049 people. Zagreb also forms part of the wider Zagreb metropolitan area which has a population of over 1,240,433 people.
Twin Towns – Sister Cities Zagreb is twinned with: 🇮🇹 Bologna, Italy; 🇩🇪 Mainz, Germany; 🇷🇺 Saint Petersburg, Russia; 🇳🇴 Tromsø, Norway; 🇦🇷 Buenos Aires, Argentina; 🇯🇵 Kyōto, Japan; 🇵🇹 Lisbon, Portugal; 🇺🇸 Pittsburgh, United States; 🇨🇳 Shanghai, China; 🇭🇺 Budapest, Hungary; 🇧🇴 La Paz, Bolivia; 🇧🇦 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; 🇸🇮 Ljubljana, Slovenia; 🇲🇪 Podgorica, Montenegro; 🇮🇷 Tabriz, Iran; 🇹🇷 Ankara, Turkey; 🇬🇧 London, United Kingdom; 🇲🇰 Skopje, North Macedonia; 🇵🇱 Warsaw, Poland; :XK: Pristina, Kosovo; 🇰🇿 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan; 🇮🇹 Rome, Italy; 🇦🇹 Vienna, Austria; 🇭🇷 Petrinja, Croatia; 🇭🇷 Vukovar, Croatia; 🇨🇳 Xiangyang, China.