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Zagreb, capital of the Republic of Croatia, situated between the Sava and the slopes of Mount Medvenica. It is the seat of a Roman Catholic archbishop and an Orthodox metropolitan. Settlement of what is now Zagreb goes back to the pre-Roman period. In 1094 (or shortly before 1091), King Ladislaus I of Hungary and Croatia erected the see of Zagreb and made the town also a county seat. The diocese was initially suffragan to Esztergom and after the 12th century to Kálocsa; in additio…

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Kraft, Ekkehard, “Zagreb”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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