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Velika Gorica Travel Guide, Croatia

When we are talking about Velika Gorica Travel Guide it is important from the very beginning to state the most significant topics we are going to refer to; such are its position and population, economy and agriculture, transport and of course the activities that visitors can do when arriving in such a busy town.

Velika Gorica travel guide – Position and Population

Being a part of the Zagreb metropolitan area and close to Rijeka, it plays an important role from a historical, geo-strategical, geo-political and geographic point of view as it is placed in the middle of the Danube area as well.

It is located at south-east from Zagreb, between the rivers Sava and Kupa, with the Odra River, surrounded by Turopolje plain and the hills of Vukomericke Gorice. It has a moderate continental climate with warm summers and mild winters.

It counts more than 35 thousands inhabitants and more than 63 thousands residents in the surrounding area. Having so many inhabitants it is no wonder that the town needed a university which was established in 1960 and now it contributes to the cultural events of the town such as theatre performances, music shows, art galleries, films and others.

Velika Gorica travel guide– Economy and Agriculture

The town went through an enormous economic development in the last years with reference to small business field and agriculture. Velika Gorica made itself famous thanks to the wood work, the metal processing industries, transport and communication sectors, trade and service industries or the production of food and drinks.

There are also a few saw-mills, brick clay and gravel in the area. It also has one of the most important natural resources, a huge underground basin containing drinking water so that two of the three existing water pumping sites in the area provide water supply for Zagreb. The municipality has the project Watercycle under development and its goal is to reconstruct the waste-water treatment plant of Velika Gorica which seems to be the answer to many problems that might come in the future concerning plant’s management.

The municipality wants to stimulate small and medium companies in the business field and agriculture as well by coming up with subsidy programs, so that the investors should not pay the utilities in the first year and they should pay only 50% of the price of utilities in the 2nd year and 25% in the 3rd year of activity. This proves to be a good city management so far.

The best known business zones are Rakitovec and Vukovinsko Polje.

Agriculture should not be neglected when talking about economy and Velika Gorica Travel Guide, as there are more than 100 hectares of apple plantation and 22 direct aid programs for the producers. The area has a favorable climate for crops, fruit growing and cattle breeding. The Turopolje region with its forest areas are ideal for pigs and the surroundings are perfect for growing plums, pears, cherries, peaches, apricots or citric fruits besides apples.

Velika Gorica travel guide– Public Transport and Leisure Activities

Being a very busy city, it needs a good public transport system to have safe, not too expensive and punctual means of transport giving a helping hand to trade and economy as well.

Such are the speedway, the major railway, the Zagreb-Sisak highway which is not finished yet and also the belt highway to Zagreb.

The Public Open University of Velika Gorica organizes festivals that take place annually among which The Brass Festival in May and The Evenings of Velika Gorica in June are best known gathering many young people from the town and the surrounding area as well. The town is rich in folklore too, the events that take place with the occasion of celebrating St. Lucy around 13th of December are a real proof in this way.

You can also spend your leisure time in a modern centre for sports and recreation that has a football field, 2 other fields and an athletic track. If you are interested in practicing sports like handball, volleyball or basketball you can do it at the high school gymnasium, then you can go swimming and fishing on the rivers Sava, Kupa or Odra and on the Cice Lake, while lovers of hunting are expected in 9 surrounding hunting areas.

So many beauties definitely attract visitors who want to spend relaxing days in Velika Gorica.

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