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MAKSIMIR (pronounced ) is one of the districts of Zagreb
Zagreb
, Croatia
Croatia
, population 48,902 (2011 census). Maksimir stadium and Maksimir
Maksimir
Park are located in it. It was named for Bishop Maksimilijan Vrhovac
Maksimilijan Vrhovac
.

The urban center of the Maksimir
Maksimir
district is located around the Maksimirska street, which is an area of dense commercial and residential usage. It spans from the Kvaternik Square
Kvaternik Square
, located on the southwestern border of the district, to the intersection of Maksimirska, Bukovačka and Svetice streets, which leads to the entrances to both the Maksimir
Maksimir
park and the Maksimir
Maksimir
stadium. The southeastern part of the district is a lowland that includes the Maksimir stadium and a large residential area best known as Ravnice (lit. "plains").

A substantial area in the east of the district is part of the Maksimir Park , one of the biggest parks in Zagreb. It also contains the Zagreb
Zagreb
Zoo , which is the second-largest in Croatia; and five lakes , called the Maksimir
Maksimir
lakes.

The central part of the district is mostly residential, with the notable exception of the large campus of the University Hospital Centre Zagreb
Zagreb
.

The northern parts of the district are hilly, residential areas, with no high-rise buildings.

The district is bordered by Gornji Grad - Medveščak to the east, Donji grad to the southeast, Pešćenica to the south, Dubrava to the west, and Podsljeme to the north.

LIST OF NEIGHBORHOODS IN MAKSIMIR

Maksimir
Maksimir
is subdivided into 11 sections (mjesni odbor):

* Bukovac * "Dinko Šimunović" * Dobri dol * Dotrščina * "Eugen Kvaternik" * Kozjak * Maksimir * Maksimirska naselja * Mašićeva * Remete * Laščinska cesta * Ružmarinka

REFERENCES

* ^ "Population by Age and Sex, by Districts of City of Zagreb, 2011 Census". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics
Croatian Bureau of Statistics
. December 2012. * ^ "Mjesna samouprava - Gradska četvrt Maksimir
Maksimir
- Mjesni odbori" (in Croatian). City of Zagreb
Zagreb
. Retrieved 2016-01-28.

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