Zagreb is the capital and the largest city of Croatia. The city is the cultural, scientific,
economic and governmental center of the Republic. The city’s population in 2006 was about 784,900.
In 1991, it became the capital of the country following secession from Yugoslavia.
During the 1991-1995 Croatian War of Independence, it was a scene of some sporadic fighting
surrounding its army barracks, but escaped major damage.
In May 1995, it was targeted by Serb rocket artillery in the Zagreb rocket attack that killed seven civilians.
Today the streets are busy with the sounds of commerce and free expression of religion and press as well as arts and education.
(read a walking tour)