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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Zagreb:
  • Put at least 50 new links
  • Do something about "Museums" Yes check.svg Done
  • Add about the avenues in "Roads" Yes check.svg Done
  • Reference overkill is heavily encouraged (only 34 for 70 KB article by now!!! currently 63 for an 86 kb article)
  • Find more quality photos depicting the streets of the upper town. The article surely lacks one of those. Remove Mamutica building from the article, and add pictures of HDA (Croatian State Archives), Maksimir park and Art Pavillon.
  • Edit data on site becouse there are different data on english page and croatian one. ex. city surface on english one is 171 km2 but true surface as shown on croatian page is 461 km2 and metropolitan area population is around 1.2 mil. people not under 800.000k
  • Post a collage photo of Zagreb in the top of the article.

Recreation and sports[edit]

I've added a photo of the Jarun Lake. I see no need for three photos of Arena Zagreb. One is probably enough, so take your pick and remove the rest. GregorB (talk) 09:06, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Transport section[edit]

I'm going to start cutting down on the Transport section, which is currently the longest one in the article, surpassing even History by a large degree. If someone wants to help move the contents to Transport in Zagreb, feel free to help. —Admiral Norton (talk) 12:06, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

demographic history[edit]

Does anybody happen to know the demographic history of zagreb according to the 1961 1971 1981 and 1991 census? Almost all other cities of the former yugoslavia have sections on that except for croatian cities. However I am unable to find this information anywhere. can someone please help? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Yugo91aesop (talkcontribs) 09:51, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

Map please[edit]

There is no map showing the city! (talk) 13:56, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Landmarks missing[edit]

Please, put the picture of Hrvatski državni arhiv (Croatian State Archives), because it is probably most beautiful secession building in Croatia. And, if someone can find nice picture of Zagreb landmarks showing National library and HDA with landmarks that are shown. Also, there should be more bigger and better pictures of Ban Jelačić's square and King Tomislav square since those are most important squares in Zagreb. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:15, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

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I think that the sentence mentioning "za breg" should be removed, as it's not a likely origin of the name, since "breg" originally had the meaning of "(river) bank". In my personal opinion the most likely origin is "za grabom", i.e. "behind the moat", which denotes a fortified town. — Preceding unsigned comment added by BerislavLopac (talkcontribs) 07:46, 9 December 2011 (UTC)


Agramer, please read Wikipedia:Bold, revert, discuss. It is expected from you to start discussing after your addition was reverted.

On what basis do you insist on adding completely irrelevant list of names to the lead section? WP:NCGN#General guidelines says that

Relevant foreign language names (one used by at least 10% of sources in the English language or is used by a group of people which used to inhabit this geographical place) are permitted.

German article for this city is located at de:Zagreb, not at de:Agram. Italians have never lived in Zagreb. Hungarians haven't lived in significant figures in last 100 years or so. Those are not official names of the city. They are not mentioned in contemporary English sources. You might mention them in the article text somewhere, but not in the lead section. WP:LEAD should summarize most important aspects of the article contents, not to overwhelm the English-speaking reader with a list of irrelevant foreign names. As for other cities that might do the similar, see WP:OTHERCRAPEXISTS. If you need models, Belgrade and Sarajevo are featured articles, and they do not list historic names in the lead. No such user (talk) 09:08, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

I for one agree that cramming the intro with foreign names is largely pointless when they're tangentially relevant. --Joy [shallot] (talk) 14:53, 17 January 2012 (UTC)
Isn't Agram just a historic name/out of use? Er-vet-en (say) 15:57, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Is this article encyclopedic?[edit]

I see a lot of statistics that hardly have any sense to be seen here: demographics, climate, bridges(!), settlement. Then a lot of information that goes into a tourist guide.

Etymology should take no more than sentence or two. Here it's a whole section.--Juraj Budak (talk) 01:26, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Infobox collage[edit]

File:Zagreb collage.png
Current collage
Illustration of possible improvement

The current collage only contains 11 photos (if my math serves me well). Of those, I can almost see what is in three (although can hardly deduce where it is), so those should be further divided into smaller pieces. It can be further improved by dividing the image into still smaller sections, by adding more photos from the article body. I found an illustration how it would look like in the end (hell, you could just crop the title of that lower image and spare yourself an effort, it is equally useful).
</sarcasm> No such user (talk) 12:22, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

Related: c:Commons:Deletion requests/File:Zagreb collage.png. --Gunnex (talk) 20:05, 10 May 2014 (UTC)


There seems to be a whole portion of Zagreb as the second largest city in Yugoslavia. Based on the article it looks like apparently nothing happened in Zagreb between 1945 and 1991? I know the breakup of Yugoslavia must have been traumatic, but there's no mention of the post-war development of Zagreb as key cultural center of Yugoslavia, the animation school, theaters, science development etc, that should find it's place in a comprehensive article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:55, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned references in Zagreb[edit]

I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Zagreb's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.

Reference named "normals":

I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT 17:30, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

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Question? Archived sources still need to be checked

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