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THE SECRET TALE OF ZAGORJE
Croatia’s Hrvatsko Zagorje region has been given many epithets…. The Green Cradle, The Romantic Heart of Croatia, Croatia’s Switzerland……
Undoubtedly, nature and the remnants of humana ctivities make Zagorje the most romantic and one of the most beautiful parts of Croatia’s mainland, a large natural park whose beauty has been improved by the hand of man. It is impossible to list all of the sights; Gothic and Baroque churches and chapels, medieval fortresses, Baroque castles, manors and other places that simply must be seen. Zagorje hides numerous interesting corners that each person should discover on their own. It is an area with a rich monumental heritage in such a small area; as a result, much more space would be necessary to tell all of its stories and to mention every monument. Krapina – Zagorje County is a part of Hrvatsko Zagorje region.
Krapina - Zagorje county is positioned on the crossroad of main traffic routs, Phyrn traffic route (state marking D1, highway A2, european marking E59) which goes through the whole County and represent the integral part of northwest entrance/exit of Republic of Croatia and the road Budapest – Varaždin – Zagreb – Rijeka (highwayA4, european marking E65).
Geotraffical position of the County in Republic of Croatia and southwest Europe, isstrategic due to 6 road and 2 railway border crossings what contributes totraffic frequency of the County. County borders with Varaždin County and Republic of Slovenia on the north, Zagreb County and the Town of Zagreb on thesouth, Republic of Slovenia on the west and Zagreb County and Varaždin Countyon teh East.
Continental– humid climate with the range of temperature from the minimal 22 ºC below zerofrom January to March and 30ºC through June, July and August.
Termal resources, spring water resources, non metal mineral raw material (stone, sand,clay) and rubble. Approximately 40% of County surface is under forests (aider, red oak, oiser, durmast oak, hornbeam, small complex of chestnut, beech, fir tree).
Kraljevec na Sutli, Kumrovec,Zagorska Sela, Desinić, Hum naSutli, Đurmanec, Petrovkso, Tuhelj, Veliko Trgovišće,Krapinske Toplice, Jesenje, Radoboj, Sveti Križ Začretje, StubičkeToplice, Novi Golubovec,Mihovljan, Bedekovčina,Gornja Stubica, Marija Bistrica, Zlatar Bistrica,Mače, Lobor, Budinščina,Hrašćina, Konjščina.
Total population – 142.432 (2001)
Population density – 115,9 st/km2
Average household – 3,2
GDP p.c. – 5.172 EUR (2008)
Unemployment – 13,7% (2008)
Most important economy sectors (2008, % of Krapina –Zagorje conuty revenue
- Processing industry – 39,46%
- Trade –25,80%
- Construction– 15,11%
- Transport– 6,57%
Tourism – capacities – 1.577 beds (2008)