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HRVATSKO ZAGORJE (pronounced ) is a region north of Zagreb
Zagreb
, Croatia . It comprises the whole area north of Mount Medvednica
Medvednica
up to Slovenia in the north and west, and up to the regions of Međimurje and Podravina
Podravina
in the north and east. The population of Zagorje is not recorded as such, as it is administratively divided among Krapina-Zagorje County
Krapina-Zagorje County
(total population 142,432), western and central part of Varaždin County (total population 183,730) and northwestern part of Zagreb
Zagreb
County (total population 309,696). The population of Zagorje can be reasonably estimated to exceed 300,000 people.

Croatian people usually refer to this region as "Zagorje", a word which literally means "trans-mountain area", "beyond the mountain" (with respect to Medvednica). However, to avoid confusion with the nearby Municipality of Zagorje ob Savi in Slovenia
Slovenia
, the Croatian part is called Hrvatsko zagorje, meaning "Croatian Zagorje".

The town of Krapina
Krapina
is often referred to as the cultural capital of Kajkavian dialect , the north-western dialect of the Croatian language . Every year, the Festival of Kajkavian Song (Festival kajkavske popevke) takes place in Krapina.

SEE ALSO

* Geography of Croatia
Croatia
* Zakarpattia
Zakarpattia
and Záhorie
Záhorie
- similar geographic concepts

REFERENCES

* ^ "45. tjedan kajkavske kulture - Krapina
Krapina
2010." (in Croatian). Krapina
Krapina
: Društvo za kajkavsko kulturno stvaralaštvo. Retrieved 2010-09-02.

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PRINCIPAL HISTORICAL REGIONS

* Croatia
Croatia
proper * Dalmatia
Dalmatia
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Slavonia
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Istria

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CROATIA PROPER

* Banovina * Bilogora * Croatian Littoral
Croatian Littoral
* Gorski Kotar * Kordun * Krbava
Krbava
* Kvarner * Lika
Lika
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Moslavina
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Turopolje
* Vinodol * Zagorje * Žumberak

DALMATIA

* Bukovica * Kninska Krajina
Kninska Krajina
* Konavle
Konavle
* Kosinj * Ravni Kotari * Zagora

SLAVONIA

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OTHER

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Podravina
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Coordinates : 46°6′N 16°0′E / 46.100°N 16.000°E / 46.100; 16.000

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