MAKSIMIR (pronounced ) is one of the districts of
population 48,902 (2011 census).
Maksimir stadium and
are located in it. It was named for Bishop
Maksimilijan Vrhovac .
The urban center of the
Maksimir district is located around the
Maksimirska street, which is an area of dense commercial and
residential usage. It spans from the
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 park and the
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
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
Zagreb Zoo , which is the second-largest in Croatia; and five
lakes , called the
The central part of the district is mostly residential, with the
notable exception of the large campus of the University Hospital
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
Podsljeme to the north.
LIST OF NEIGHBORHOODS IN MAKSIMIR
Maksimir is subdivided into 11 sections (mjesni odbor):
* "Dinko Šimunović"
* Dobri dol
* "Eugen Kvaternik"
* Maksimirska naselja
* Laščinska cesta
* ^ "Population by Age and Sex, by Districts of City of Zagreb,
2011 Census". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011.
Croatian Bureau of Statistics
Croatian Bureau of Statistics . December 2012.
* ^ "Mjesna samouprava - Gradska četvrt
Maksimir - Mjesni odbori"
(in Croatian). City of
Zagreb . Retrieved 2016-01-28.