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About the Town

Sveta Nedelja, the youngest town in Zagreb County, is geographically located in a very attractive area; surrounded by hills, lakes and the Sava River. It is located seventeen kilometres west of Zagreb, and five kilometres from the Slovenian border. Situated between Zagreb and Samobor it is known best for Holy Trinity, its parish church, which sits atop a hill at the heart of the town.

Sveta Nedelja, the youngest town in Zagreb County, is geographically located in a very attractive area; surrounded by hills, lakes and the Sava River.  It is located seventeen kilometres west of Zagreb, and five kilometres from the Slovenian border.  Situated between Zagreb and Samobor it is known best for Holy Trinity, its parish church, which sits atop a hill at the heart of the town. The area of Sveta Nedelja stretches across 40 km², and is comprised of fourteen distinct settlements: Bestovje; Brezje; Jagnić Dol; Kalinovica; Kerestinec; Novaki; Mala Gorica; Orešje; Rakitje; Srebrnjak; Strmec; Svetonedeljski Breg; Sveta Nedelja itself, and Žitarka. 

The town of Sveta Nedelja is classified as one of the economically and demographically stable towns in Croatia; this is the result of a foundation in strong entrepreneurial activity, which is further strengthened by the town’s proximity to the Zagreb-Ljubljana highway, which opens the area to new developmental prospects. As it is considered to be quite the desirable location there is a continuous influx of new residents. Situated between Zagreb and the Slovenian border it provides attractive housing opportunities.

Already the region is growing: in 1857 the fourteen settlements had a total population of 2,000; in 1953 that had grown to 6,600, and by 2011 that number stood at 18,032 residents. In spite of this increased urbanisation Sveta Nedelja has maintained its natural and beautiful environment, and the river and lakes, in Raktije, Strmce, Orešje, and Kerestinec, offer a perfect location for fishing, hiking, and cycling. Tourists, as well as locals, will find it a most attractive destination.