So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections.
Today the latter is Zagreb's Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and is one of the best preserved urban nuclei in Croatia. As a sign of gratitude for offering him a safe haven from the Tatars the Croatian and Hungarian King Bela IV bestowed Gradec with a Golden Bull, which offered its citizens exemption from county rule and autonomy, as well as its own judicial system.The estimated population of the city in 2018 is 809,773.The wider Zagreb metropolitan area includes the City of Zagreb and the separate Zagreb County bringing the total metropolitan area population up to 1,128,773.Our Word of the Year choice serves as a symbol of each year’s most meaningful events and lookup trends.It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year.Zagreb is the most important transport hub in Croatia where Central Europe, the Mediterranean and Southeast Europe meet, making the Zagreb area the centre of the road, rail and air networks of Croatia.It is a city known for its diverse economy, high quality of living, museums, sporting, and entertainment events.In 1850, the town was united under its first mayor – Janko Kamauf.The first railway line to connect Zagreb with Zidani Most and Sisak was opened in 1862 and in 1863 Zagreb received a gasworks. After the 1880 Zagreb earthquake, up to the 1914 outbreak of World War I, development flourished and the town received the characteristic layout which it has today. The construction of the railway lines enabled the old suburbs to merge gradually into Donji Grad, characterised by a regular block pattern that prevails in Central European cities.Its main branches of economy are high-tech industries and the service sector. It was used of the united city only from 1852, but it had been in use as the name of the Zagreb diocese since the 12th century, and was increasingly used of the city in the 17th century. The modern Croatian form Zagreb is first recorded in a 1689 map by Nicolas Sanson.An even older form is reflected in Hungarian Zabrag (recorded from c. For this, Desy (1990) proposes the etymology of Chabrag, a well-attested hypocorism of the name Cyprian.