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Zagreb Geography

Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia, a former Yugoslav republic, is situated in the southwestern part of Central Europe, on the slopes of Medvednica mountain, in the Carpathian Basin. The Sava, Danube and Drava rivers flow through the city and border the eastern part of the region. The gently sloping hills of Medvednica mountains and the fertile land of Pannonian Plain make most of Zagreb. The Pannonian Basin extends up to the Alpine, Dinaric, Adriatic and Pannonic regions making an excellent gateway between Central Europe and the Adriatic Sea.

45°49'0" N, 15°59'0" E

The highest peak is Sljeme which reaches an altitude of 1032 metres. During the winter season, the peak is visited by many tourists for skiing and other winter sports.

Plitvice Lakes, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is located near Zagreb and easily reachable by public transport vehicles. The National Park is famous for its forests, interlinked lakes and waterfalls.

Zagreb city experiences a continental climate with distinctive four seasons. Extremity in seasons can be seen in summers and winters, the summers are hot and dry, and winters are freezing. Average summer temperatures can reach about 20°C (68°F), whereas, in winter, temperatures can drop to an average of 1°C (34°F). Snowfall is common during the winter season, i.e. from December to March. During the fall season, i.e. from October to December, Zagreb experiences rain and fog. The highest recorded temperature was 41°C (106°F) in July 2007, and the lowest recorded temperature was -27°C (-16.6°F) in January 1985.

Average temperature per month in Zagreb:

MonthHigh°C (°F)Low°C (°F)MonthHigh°C (°F)Low°C (°F)
Jan03 (37)-04 (25)July26 (78)14 (58)
Feb05 (41)-03 (27)Aug25 (77)14 (57)
Mar11 (52)01 (34)Sep22 (71)11 (51)
Apr14 (58)05 (41)Oct15 (59)06 (43)
May20 (68)09 (48)Nov08 (47)02 (35)
June23 (74)13 (55)Dec03 (38)-02 (29)

Average Precipitation per month in Zagreb:


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