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Sisak Travel Guide, Croatia

Sisak Travel Guide refers to the city’s position, demographics, economy, education and local traditions or main events that happen around the year.

Sisak Travel Guide – Geographic Position and Demography

The city is situated in the centre of Croatia and it has a population of around 55 thousand inhabitants and it is the administrative centre of the county Sisak-Moslavina. Most of its inhabitants are Croats and Roman catholics by religion.

Sisak is also placed at the confluence of the rivers Kupa, Sava and Odra, at 57 kilometres southeast of Zagreb, 97 miles from Rijeka being thus considered the biggest river port in Croatia.

The city is in the mean time the centre of the shipping industry on rivers.

Sisak Travel Guide – Economy

Sisak Travel Guide also refers to the economic potential of the city which is diverse as there many spas with healing qualities, forests, land to be cultivated, natural resporces as oil or gas, unique flora and fauna, vineyards and orchards, river transport, developed industries of food, wine, timber and metallurgy. The main occupations of the inhabitants are: farming, the iron working, the production of leather, textiles, dairy products and alcoholic drinks.

Sisak is well known in Croatia as the city that has the largest factory called Petrokemija and the largest oil refinery. Segestica, Moslavka and Moslava─Źko vinogorje are important factories in the production of all kinds of drinks. The most famous wines are considered to be: graševina, škrlet, frankovka, rajnski rizling and burgundy.

Local wine growers and makers named themselves “the wine roads” as the nature that surrounds the nearby roads have some natural and traditional values greatly put into evidence thanks to unique home-made specialties accompanied by the best wine of Sisak-Moslavina. It is well worth mentioning that the winegrowing area covers Lonjsko Polje and the surrounding vineyards.

Another local occupation is the growing of the wild carp in the main special basins of the river Sava. Thanks to the river transport, the good roads and rail-roads, Sisak and the surrounding area are very important when talking about transport in Croatia.

Sisak Travel Guide – Education and Leisure Activities

Once a part of the County of Zagreb, Sisak has the faculty of metallurgy and the department of the nautical faculty, both of them being part of the University of Zagreb. The local university called Moslavka was declared to be the oldest university in Croatia and in southeastern Europe with long tradition in the educational process. This is explained thanks to its 29 faculties, 3 academies of arts and a large university centre.

One can say that Sisak is a city of the young people that made it develop when referring to leisure opportunities. Thus, there are especially sports facilities including fishing organized on all 3 rivers and on the public beach of the river Kupa.

There are hunting opportunities as well, in the forests of Turopolje and Posavina and many walking and sightseeing possibilities at Lonjsko Polje Nature Park.

Sisak Travel Guide – Local Traditions and Main Events

If you want to feel the medieval atmosphere of the 16th century you should go on the 16th of June to the triangular fortress in Sisak that was preserved till nowadays and enjoy the unique Knightly Tournament consisting of sword battles and tournaments that end up with a winner that gets the title of the “Knight of the Old Town of Sisak”, while fireworks light up the night sky.

Even if the entry is free, there are plenty of opportunities to spend your money on, such are the free balloon rides, food and drinks, souvenirs, knightly games appreciated by both parents and children.

Other local important events are: the Petrinja Cycling Tours and the Chestnut Festival organized at the beginning of October in Hrvatska Kostajnica and attracting people who want to try chestnut delicacies.

With these traditions, events, opportunities of spending your time, a developped economy, Sisak is a city that proudly stands in the front line of the cities to be visited in Croatia.

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