Maksimir (pronounced [mǎksimiːr]) is one of the districts of Zagreb, Croatia, population 48,902 (2011 census). Maksimir stadium and Maksimir Park 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 (lit. "plains").
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 the Zagreb Zoo, which is the second-largest in Croatia; and five lakes, called the Maksimir lakes.
The central part of the district is mostly residential, with the notable exception of the large campus of the University Hospital Centre Zagreb.
The northern parts of the district are hilly, residential areas, with no high-rise buildings.
List of neighborhoods in MaksimirEdit
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. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
- "Mjesna samouprava - Gradska četvrt Maksimir - Mjesni odbori" (in Croatian). City of Zagreb. Retrieved 2016-01-28.