It is the biggest metropolitan area in Croatia, and the only one with a population of over one million.
One folk legend illustrating this derivation ties the name to a drought of the early 14th century, during which Augustin Kažotić (c.
The same form is reflected in a number of Hungarian toponyms, such as Csepreg.
In Middle Latin and Modern Latin, Zagreb is known as Agranum (the name of an unrelated Arabian city in Strabo), Zagrabia or Mons Graecensis (also Mons Crecensis, in reference to Grič (Gradec)).
The oldest settlement located in the vicinity of the city was the Roman Andautonia, in today's Ščitarjevo.
Almost all of the largest Croatian companies, media, and scientific institutions have their headquarters in the city.