A strategic logistics hub centrally located near Croatian highway, railroad and air transportation networks, Zagreb is the Republic of Croatia’s capital city. Zagreb is known for its high-tech and services-based economy, museums, sports and other forms of entertainment.
Croatia is both a sovereign state and a member of the European Union. In international trade, Croatia’s top exports are refined petroleum, machinery, electronics goods, wood and pharmaceutical products. All told, exported Croatian goods were valued at US$13.7 billion during 2016.
Capital Facts for Zagreb, Croatia: Quick Reference
Capital landmarks: Museum of Broken Relationships, St. Mark’s Church, Cathedral of the Assumption, Croatian National Theater, Zagreb Cathedral and the Holy Mary Monument
Below, you will find 10 of the most famous people born in Zagreb, Croatia:
- Koolade, hip-hop artist & producer (born Jun. 1, 1978)
- Tomislav Zanoški, professional hockey player (born Mar. 3, 1984)
- Boris Banović, fashion designer & TV personality (born May 10, 1973)
- Lana Jurčević, singer-songwriter (born Nov. 7, 1984)
- Nina Morić, fashion model (born Jul. 22, 1976)
- Nika Ožegović, professional tennis player (born Apr. 21, 1985)
- Milanka Opačić, former cabinet minister (born Apr. 17, 1968)
- Ivan Đikić, molecular biologist (born May 28, 1966)
- Hrvoje Slovenc, photographer (born Nov. 22, 1976)
- Braco, faith healer (born Nov. 23, 1967)
Note: Data for our Famous People tab was sourced from Google searches mostly targeting published Wikipedia articles specific to each person’s name.
Demonym for a resident in Croatia: Croatian
Population: 705,000 (Zagreb)
Density: 9,792 people per square mile (3,781 per square kilometer)
Population: 4,313,707 (Croatia)
Density: 21,612 people per square mile (55,974 per square kilometer)
GDP: US$91.1 billion in 2015 (for Croatia, per CIA World Factbook)
GDP per person: $21,600
Note: The above country-level GDP metrics are on a Purchasing Power Parity basis and are in U.S. dollars. Credible city GDP statistics for Zagreb were unavailable.
Official currency used in Zagreb: Croatian kuna
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Central Intelligence Agency, World Factbook, Field Listing: Major Urban Areas. Accessed on January 11, 2017
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Demographia, World Urban Area, 12th Annual Edition. Accessed on January 11, 2017
International Trade Centre, Trade Map. Accessed on February 15, 2017
Official Government Website, Zagreb. Accessed on January 11, 2017
The World Factbook, Europe: Croatia, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on January 11, 2017
Wikimedia Commons, City Flags. Accessed on January 11, 2017
Note: Some city flags were unavailable. If so, attribution belongs to Wikimedia Commons for pertinent country flags.
Wikipedia, Zagreb. Accessed on January 11, 2017
Wikipedia, Croatia. Accessed on January 11, 2017
Zagreb’s land area measures 72 square miles (186 square kilometers), with an estimated population of 705,000 residents.
The European country’s population count was about 4.3 million Croatians as of July 2016. Croatian borders encase a land area equal to 21,612 square miles (55,974 square kilometers).
Population density is higher within Croatia’s capital city Zagreb with an average 9,800 inhabitants per square mile (3,800 per square kilometer).
Extending the focus to the national borders, density drops drastically to an average 200 people per square mile (77 per square kilometer) for Croatia overall.