Zaprešić Tourism, Croatia

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Zaprešić (pronounced [zâːpreʃitɕ]) is a city in Zagreb County in Croatia. Its population is 19,644 inhabitants for the city proper, and over 51,000 for its seven-municipality metropolitan area. Zaprešić is the third-largest, and most densely populated division of the county. It is located northwest of the Croatian capital Zagreb, and near the Slovenian border. It is centered on plains north of the Sava River, and is bordered by Medvednica Mountain to the east, and the Marija Gorica Hills to the west. The first human settlement in, and near Zaprešić dates from the Neolithic, and several Roman roads were constructed in the area. The first records of the modern town date from 1334. Since that date, the town's history includes being a part of a feudal estate to operating the first meat packaging plant in Croatia. However, it was not formally established as a city until 1995. The city is governed by a mayor, a city government of seven members (upper house), and a city council of twenty one (lower house). The current ruling party is the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), and the current mayor is Željko Turk. Zaprešić has its own fire department, but police coverage is provided by the city of Zagreb. Komunalno poduzeće Zaprešić manages all utilities except electricity. Tap water in Zaprešić is of high quality. Due to its many rail, and road transport corridors, Zaprešić has been dubbed the "northwestern gate to Zagreb County". It lies directly next to the A2 highway connecting Zagreb to Central Europe. It also is adjacent to the main railway leading northwest out of Zagreb. Centered on the tertiary sector, the city's economy is booming due to a large population influx. Zaprešić's educational facilities range from kindergartens to centers of higher education. The city is home to four elementary schools, one high school, and two universities. The Zaprešić metropolitan area contains six castles that together make up what is known as the "palace path." The town also has a museum and an art gallery. The most popular sport in the region is football, and the local team is NK Inter Zaprešić, a member of the First Football League of Croatia. Other sports are also present in Zaprešić, and the city is home to a golf resort.


A place in Croatia, Zaprešić is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. When planning a trip to Zaprešić, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Opatija. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Opatija for its bountiful attractions like Lungo, Volosko, Moscenicka Draga on your trip to Zaprešić. To explore Zaprešić, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for Zaprešić*

  • Pollution Statistics in Zaprešić

    Know the pollution level of Zaprešić before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 33.95 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 29.75 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 43.44 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 33.75 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 16.56 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 45 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 21.34 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 28.75 (Low)
  • Zaprešić: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Zaprešić for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Zaprešić.

    • Burglary and Theft 22.38 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 16.89 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 19.47 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 77.02 (High)
    • Car Stealing 17.2 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 23.41 (Low)
    • Attacks 18.42 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 25.93 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 96.05 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 79.74 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 22.07 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20.37 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 30.72 (Low)
  • Living in Zaprešić - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Zaprešić is 157.6 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 74.75 (High)
    • Climate Index 81.46 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 36.13 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 35.07 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 53.22 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 63.15 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.68 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 66.09 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Zaprešić

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Zaprešić

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.57 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 91.31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 96.99 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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