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Full nameZagreb
Official nameCity of Zagreb
Grad Zagreb
Settlement typeCity
CountyCity of Zagreb
RC diocese1094
Free royal city1242
MayorMilan Bandić
City CouncilEight parties/lists
Social Democratic Party of Croatia (21)
Croatian Democratic Union (7)
• Croatian People's Party (5)
• Independent list Velimir Srića (5)
• Independent list Tatjana Holjevac (4)
Croatian Peasant Party (4)
• Croatian Party of Pensioners (3)
• Croatian Social Liberal Party (2)
Total Area62.6 sq mi (162.22 km2)
Urban Area247.4 sq mi (641 km2)
Metro Area1435.5 sq mi (3719 km2)
Elevation518 ft (157.9 m)
Highest Elevation3395.7 ft (1035 m)
Lowest Elevation400.3 ft (122 m)
Total Population686568 (2011)
Density (pop.)4232/km2 (10960.9/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)(+) 792,875
Metro (pop.)1110517
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal codeHR-10000
Area code+385 1
Vehicle registrationZG

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Zagreb (-shzǎːɡrɛbhr) is the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Croatia. It is 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 (400.3 ft) above sea level. According to the last official census, Zagreb's city population in 2011 was 686,568, while its municipal population was 792,875. According to the same census, the wider Zagreb metropolitan area, which includes the City of Zagreb and Zagreb County (also known as the 'Zagreb ring'), has a population of 1,110,517 people and is the only metropolitan area in Croatia with a population of over one million

.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.

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