The city of rijeka

Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia. It is located in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County on the Kvarner Bay, at the firth of the Adriatic Sea. Rijeka is the central city and county seat of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. The City of Rijeka and its surroundings (former municipality of Rijeka – Kastav, Viškovo, Grobnik, Kostrena, Bakar, Kraljevica, Klana) has 191,641 inhabitants. Back in the 19th century, Rijeka developed into one of the largest European ports and a powerful industrial centre due to its ideal geographical position and the depth of the sea in the Kvarner Bay.

Rijeka is located in the west of Croatia, on the northern coast of the Bay of Rijeka (14° 26’ east longitude 45° 21’ north latitude), as part of the larger Kvarner Bay of the Adriatic Sea, which as a large bay of the Mediterranean Sea crept in the deepest along the Gulf of Trieste European mainland. The Bay of Rijeka, which is connected to the southern part of the Kvarner Bay via the Great Gate (between the Istrian mainland and the island of Cres), the Middle Gulf (between Cres and the island of Krk) and the Small Gate (between Krk and the mainland), is deep enough (about 60 m) for the arrival of the largest ships, which enabled Rijeka to become an important seaport.

The City of Rijeka lies at the firth of the river Rječina in the Kvarner microregion. Kvarner coast is situated on the border of 2 historical regions divided by Rječina – Sušak, witch begins the Croatian coast, and west of Rječina, where begins Julian region, the historic area from Soča in the west to Rječina in the east. Two important land transport routes start in Rijeka. The first takes advantage of the fact that Rijeka is located in the area where the Dinarides are narrowest (about fifty kilometres), which makes it easier to connect the Adriatic coast and the Pannonian interior. Rijeka is also connected to the eastern Alpine area through Postojna Gate.

Rijeka is recognized as a city of industrial heritage. The former large industrial plants are located throughout the city, especially in the area of Mlaka and around Industrijska Street. The industry of Rijeka has left a legacy of significant architectural works. The City of Rijeka, which is the third largest city in the Republic of Croatia, is a significant sports centre. Various sports activities cover over 25,000 Rijeka residents, of which there are more than 12,000 active athletes – 5,529 registered, 4,590 unregistered athletes, and 2,544 others active members, recreationalists, and about 1,900 members of the school and student sports clubs. They are distributed in 195 sports clubs, i.e. in approximately 400 sports teams from 49 sports and sports disciplines.

Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia. It is located in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County on the Kvarner Bay, at the firth of the Adriatic Sea. Rijeka is the central city and county seat of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. The City of Rijeka and its surroundings (former municipality of Rijeka – Kastav, Viškovo, Grobnik, Kostrena, Bakar, Kraljevica, Klana) has 191,641 inhabitants. Back in the 19th century, Rijeka developed into one of the largest European ports and a powerful industrial centre due to its ideal geographical position and the depth of the sea in the Kvarner Bay.

Rijeka is located in the west of Croatia, on the northern coast of the Bay of Rijeka (14° 26’ east longitude 45° 21’ north latitude), as part of the larger Kvarner Bay of the Adriatic Sea, which as a large bay of the Mediterranean Sea crept in the deepest along the Gulf of Trieste European mainland. The Bay of Rijeka, which is connected to the southern part of the Kvarner Bay via the Great Gate (between the Istrian mainland and the island of Cres), the Middle Gulf (between Cres and the island of Krk) and the Small Gate (between Krk and the mainland), is deep enough (about 60 m) for the arrival of the largest ships, which enabled Rijeka to become an important seaport.