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Samobor is a town in the Zagreb Countymarker, Croatiamarker. It is part of the Zagrebmarker metropolitan area.

Geography

Samobor is located west of Zagrebmarker, between the eastern slopes of the Samoborsko gorje ( , the eastern part of the Žumberakmarker Mountain), in the Sava River valley.

Population

According the 2001 Croatian census, 36,207 people live in the administrative territory of Samobor, of which 15,147 live in the inner city.

Administration

City government, court, police, health-service, and a post office are part of the Samobor infrastructure.

History

Samobor has existed as a free royal town since 1242 according to a document of endowment by King Bela IV. Its history and culture are rich and varied.

Economy

One of the chief industries in Samobor is crystal cutting. Some of the best crystal in Europe comes from Samobor and is highly prized all over the world.

Famous people

Many well-known Croats were born or lived in Samobor. Such notable personalities are:

Monuments and Sightseeings

Church of Saint Anastazia
Ruins of the Samobor castle
It is one of the earliest tourist resorts in the region, with the first tourist facilities dating back to 1810, catering to anglers, hunters and hikers. The town's beautiful surroundings and vicinity to the capital have been supporting this tourist tradition to the present day. In 1846, Samobor was paid a visit by the composer Franz Liszt, who at that time was visiting Zagreb during one of his numerous concert tours. Liszt came to Samobor to see his friend Ferdo Livadić, in his lodgings at the Livadić mansion, which is today the town museum.At the beginning of the 20th century, the Livadić mansion came under the ownership of a Jewish family named Daničić. They were forced to leave as a result of the Nazi invasion in 1941. Shortly after this, the mansion wasconfiscated by the newly formed Independent State of Croatia and never returned to the Daničić family.

Education

There are two elementary schools and one high school in Samobor: and the Srednja strukovna škola Samobor - with technical studies, hairdressing, etc.

There is also a music academy (Glazbena škola Ferdo Livadić).

Culture

Sport

The town is represented by NK Samobor, who play in the Treća HNL.

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