Ilica is one of the longest streets in Zagreb, Croatia. The busy street is home to many shops and cultural sites and spans through most of the northwestern part of the city, from the Ban Jelačić Square in the city centre westward to the Vrapče district. The street is 5.6 km (3.5 mi) long, making it the third longest street in the city.[1]

Ilica near Ban Jelačić Square
Former name(s)Lončarska ves
Length5.6 km (3.5 mi)
Coordinates45°48′52″N 15°56′14″E / 45.8144857°N 15.9372849°E / 45.8144857; 15.9372849
FromVrapče train station
ToBan Jelačić Square

The name was first recorded in 1431,[2] while the street itself retained its present shape at the end of the 18th century. In the 14th century, the street was known under the name Lončarska ves (archaic Croatian for "Potters' village", also Vicus lutifigulorum in Latin).[3]

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  1. ^ "Ulice koje zbunjuju poštare, spajaju parove i izluđuju susjede" (in Croatian). 20 July 2009. Retrieved 2017-04-24.
  2. ^ "Ovo nije najduža ulica, ali je 'najzagrebačkija'".
  3. ^ Hawkesworth, Celia (2007). Zagreb: A Cultural and Literary History. Signal Books. p. 31. ISBN 9781904955306.
  4. ^ "NAMA kroz povijest". (in Croatian). Nama. Retrieved 2 September 2020.

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