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Rijeka is the biggest town in the western part of the Republic of Croatia. It is located on the Adriatic, at a point where the sea has made its deepest incision into the European continent. Due to its natural and geo-political characteristics the area is ideally situated for harbour and shipping center development.
The port of Rijeka has a long maritime history and has been utilized as a cargo transit port since ancient times, linking middle Europe with numerous countries throughout the world. The most significant development, however, was from 1728 onwards, when the Caroline road towards Zagreb was built, and the construction of a railway link was completed.
DID YOU KNOW THAT:
- in Rijeka, the first TORPEDO in the world was constructed (by Croat Ivan Luppis) and manufactured
- here the flight of the GUNSHOT was photographed for the first time in the world
Kvarner Bay and Istrian Riviera, with more than 50% of the entire tourist capacityof Croatia, represent the most developed parts of the country as afr as tourism is concerned. This region has a long tradition in tourism, dating back to the 19th century. Its specific geo-topographical position ensures a very pleasant climate with hot summers and mild winters. The average annual temperature is some 14 C degrees and the region enjoys more than 2100 hours of sunshine.
The extremely rugged coastline with numerous gentle bays is perfect for swimming and other aquantic activities.
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