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Croatia facts and history in brief


Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Zagreb (pronounced ZAH-greb) is the capital city of Croatia now, was the second largest city in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY) between 1963 and 1992.
The city is situated between the southern slopes of Medvednica mountain and the northern bank of the Sava river, it is 120 m above sea level, located at 4548' N 1558' E.

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 traffic position, concentration of industry (metal processing, electrical appliances, textiles, chemicals, pharmaceuticals (Pliva), printing and leather industries, wood processing, paper etc.), scientific and research institutions and industrial tradition underlie its leading economic position.
The city is relatively prosperous by Eastern European standards, albeit the average incomes and prices are still lower than farther in the West.

For a more information about Zagreb see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This page was retrieved and condensed from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zagreb) December 2005
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License (see Copyrights for details).

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This information was correct in December 2005. E. & O.E.

During 1978, my daughter, Sarolta and I spent some time travelling around the Yugoslavia, visiting a few cities and other attractions.

We spent a few days exploring Yugoslavia and Belgrad especially.

From Belgrade we were heading to Zagreb, unaware, that we were being watched all the time, until we left Zagreb and I was taking a photo from the train window of some rural sight, when the 'conductor' practically jumped on me saying something, that we've been watched for a couple of days and I must surrender either the my camera or film and accompany him at the next station.

Sarolta and i had to get off the train and we waited for about half hour, while the police decided, that they 'can't charge' (I over heard that - they were talking very aloud over a glass window) me with anything and let us go, without my film.

There was nothing interesting for them on the film, I was a tourist snapping buildings and the like, like we all do.

Communism and Cold War was at its height at the time, as we all know.

1978, yeah, they were the 'good old days'.

Hah. Hah! Huh?

You can click on these photos for an enlargement.


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