ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT

Local self-government unit

7 towns and 25 municipalities

Settlements*

423

NATURAL FEATURES

Surface area**

1232.33 km2 (2.1% of total land area of the Republic of Croatia)

Protected nature sections

62.11 km2

Natural raw materials

Thermal source

Sources of drinking water

Technical rock

Brick, dark and black clay

Sand

POPULATION

Total population (2011 census)

132.892

3% reduction in population in  2007 with respect to 2001 (estimations according to Central Bureau of Statistics)

Population density*

107.83 inhabitants/km2

EDUCATION

Elementary and high schools

33 elementary schools and 9 high schools

Elementary schools: 10,343 pupils

High school: 5,410 pupils

Institutes of higher education

Faculty of Organisation and Informatics Varaždin - Centre Zabok

Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality - Centre Zabok

Polytechnics Hrvatsko Zagorje Krapina

Higher Medical School Pregrada

ECONOMY

GDP per capita (PPP, 2009)***

6,576 EUR

Employment 2012

25,759 (Increase of 1.22% with respect to 2006)

Employment based on sectors

(4 main activities based on number of employees in legal entities)

Processing industry – 33,72%

Commercial trade– 12,25%

Medical-  11,01%

Construction– 9,84%

Unemployment (September 2010)

6.898

Unemployment rate (2012) based on Croatian Employment Service of Krapina Regional Office

21.50%

Average monthly wage (2009)

3,890.00 kn

Most important economic sectors

(2009, % revenue of the Krapina-Zagorje County)

Processing industry– 40,33%

Commercial trading– 25,08%

Construction– 15,63%

Transport – 4,23%

Tourism – capacities (2012)

1,256 visitors 

1,510,000 visitors in 2012

Religious tourism, thermal springs tourism, rural tourism, cultural tourism, medical tourism

INFRASTRUCTURE (2008)

Water supply

75%

Wastewater drainage

5%

Organised waste collection

80%

Average number of gas connections per 100 inhabitants

19

Length of railway lines

102,42 km

* Data from the Central Bureau of Statistics, 2008 statistical census, territorial organisation according to state on 31 December 2007

** Physical Planning Office of the Krapina-Zagorje County, Report on the state of the area

*** Central Bureau of Statistics, Notice report 12.1.2, Zagreb, 11 January 2011