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Zagreb, the Croatian capital, has a population of 792,875 inhabitants, more than any other Croatian city, based on the latest census figures from 2011.
The number of residents is likely much higher due to a significant influx of immigrants. The larger metropolitan area, which includes the Zagreb County, is home to 1,113,111 people, or about a quarter of Croatia’s total population. In 2011, the country had a permanent population of 4,284,889. The numbers are on the decline and will likely go below 4 million people in the next 15 years due to emigration, a declining working population (ages 16 to 65), and a low fertility rate.
Mild weather and warm temperatures make spring the best time of year to visit Zagreb, especially for those looking to explore the city’s parks, gardens, historical buildings and cityscapes. Zagreb has an oceanic climate, near the boundary of the humid continental climate, with warm summers, cold winters, and average spring temperatures varying from 6.2° C in March to 19.1° C in June. Easter and spring break, which mark the opening of the spring season in Croatia, lure visitors to the city, but many of the residents also opt for a weekend break on the coast for an early taste of the sea air before tourists start swarming the coast in the summer.
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Have you heard stories about knights? Those strong warriors of the Middle Ages who were regarded as the equivalents of modern tanks? They were professional mounted warriors; they wore expensive layers of iron armour, carried shields, swords and other weapons and were symbols of valour, honour, esteem and high moral character. They were an inspiration and a role model to many.
You will have heard the Legend of King Arthur, the famous British knight from the sixth century AD, who gathered his knights together at the Round Table in Camelot and led them in their unsuccessful quest for the Holy Grail, of Tristan the knight and his tragic love for Isolde, of the English warrior-king Richard the Lionheart, whose name is tied to many adventures, and of the equally brave Robin Hood. They all have one thing in common – the ideals of heroism, valour, discipline and basic human virtue. Did you know you can meet such knights in Zagreb as well?
Unusual bats, attractive monkeys, interesting foxes, large bears, a cute racoon, a cheetah or antelope, peculiar squirrels, owls and parrots, proud-looking ostriches and storks, equally fun crocodiles, turtles, snakes, frogs and other various species of mammals, rodents, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, invertebrates, all of these can be seen in Zagreb!
They are found in a special place, in one of the most beautiful city’s parks, more than 200 years old – Maksimir. Maksmir has been the home to 275 species of animals and 2,225 specimens from almost all continents since the distant 1925. The imposing area of seven hectares in the southern part of the park, full of a variety of animals and natural habitats which are not often seen, ranks the Zoological Garden of the City of Zagreb at the very top of must-see tourist attractions of the Croatian metropolis.