Gornji Grad – Medveščak

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Kaptol bus terminal
Gornji Grad - Medveščak as a part of Zagreb
An old city street in the northern part of Gornji Grad

Gornji Grad – Medveščak (Croatian pronunciation: [ɡɔ̂ːrɲiː ɡrâːd mɛdʋɛ̌ʃtʃaːk], Croatian: Upper town – Medveščak) is one of the districts of Zagreb, Croatia; Gornji Grad translates as Upper Town. It is bordered by four other districts: Donji Grad in the south, Črnomerec in the west, Gornja Dubrava in the east and Podsljeme in the north. The district is located in the central part of the city and, according to the 2001 census, it has 36,384 inhabitants spread over 10.12 km2 (3.91 sq mi), making it the sixth most densely inhabited Zagreb city district. It includes most of the oldest parts of Zagreb and many of the main sights in Zagreb. The Croatian Parliament and the city's Cathedral are both located in Gornji grad, as is the popular pedestrian café street Tkalčićeva.

The most important arterial road in Gornji Grad – Medveščak flows between its northern and southern border, starting as Ksaver Road until Gupčeva zvijezda, then changing name to Medveščak and again changing name in the south to Ribnjak and narrowing to three lanes. The whole road makes up for Gornji Grad – Medveščak's tram connection, although the neighborhood is well connected by other forms of mass transit. Gornji Grad – Medveščak is a neighborhood with a large historic value due to it containing both Gornji Grad and Kaptol, the old parts of Zagreb, among other peculiarities, such as touristically frequented first Zagreb cemetery, Mirogoj.

Government[edit]

Belonging to the districts with a population between 30,000 and 50,000, Gornji Grad – Medveščak is ruled by a council consisting of 15 councilmen appointed at the 2005 elections.[1][2] A majority of six seats is held by the coalition of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Croatian Peasant Party (HSS) and Croatian Party of Pensioners (HSU). The other dominant coalition, Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), Democratic Centre (DC) and Croatian Social Liberal Party (HSLS), won three seats. The SDP–HSS–HSU coalition has appointed the council president, SDP member Anđelko Šućur. The vice president is Miljenko Radetić, also a member of SDP.[2]

List of neighborhoods in Gornji Grad-Medveščak[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tijela gradskih četvrti i načini njihova izbora". City of Zagreb (in Croatian). Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  2. ^ a b "Vijeće gradske četvrti". City of Zagreb (in Croatian). Retrieved 2008-11-22. 

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Coordinates: 45°49′41.69″N 15°58′45.68″E / 45.8282472°N 15.9793556°E / 45.8282472; 15.9793556