Rijeka (on the ikavica Rika and ekavica Reka, in Italian Fiume) is a town in Croatia and the administrative center of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. According to the results of the 2011 census, the city had a population of 128,624, and the settlement itself had a population of 128,384. 
With the surrounding area of the former municipality of Rijeka with the municipalities of Viškovo, Čavle, Klana, Jelenje and Kostrena, and the cities of Kastav, Kraljevica and Bakar, Rijeka has 191,647 inhabitants, while the wider area has 270,000 inhabitants (according to the 2001 census). . years).
The city developed into one of the largest Central European ports and a powerful industrial center in the 19th century due to its ideal geographical position and the depth of the sea in the Gulf of Rijeka, as part of the larger Kvarner Bay of the Adriatic Sea. Today, Rijeka is the largest seaport in Croatia. From industrial activities, shipbuilding is very developed. There are two large shipyards in the city: May 3 and Viktor Lenac. Rijeka was also important as one of the most important financial centers of the former Yugoslavia.
The Croatian National Theater Ivan pl. Zajc built in 1885 and the University of Rijeka, founded in 1973
Bay of Rijeka with Opatija and Rijeka.
The wider area of Rijeka is built of limestone of Mesozoic age, while in the northern part around Kastav there are zones built of dolomite. In some places, impermeable flysch deposits of Paleogene age, which is most often found in valleys, have been deposited over the limestone base. Thus, in the relief of the wider area, there is a change of limestone ridges with dolomite or flysch valleys.
Rijeka is located at 45 ° 20 ′ 0 ″ N 14 ° 26 ′ 0 ″ E, in the west of Croatia, 186 km southwest of the Croatian capital Zagreb, on the northern coast of the Gulf of Rijeka, as part of the larger Kvarner Bay of the Adriatic Sea, which as the great bay of the Mediterranean, it has sunk deepest into the European mainland. The Bay of Rijeka, which is connected to the Kvarner Bay via Veli (between Istria and the island of Cres), Srednji (between Cres and the island of Krk) and Mali Gate (between Krk and the mainland), is deep enough (about 60 m) for the largest ships to enter, which enabled Rijeka to become an important seaport.
The city of Rijeka lies at the mouth of the river Rječina in the microregion of Vinodol on the Croatian coast. 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 the narrowest (about 50 km), which makes it easier to connect the Adriatic coast and the Pannonian interior. While for others, Rijeka is connected to the eastern Alpine area via the Postojna Gate.
According to Kepen's climate classification, Rijeka has a moderately warm humid climate (type Cf). The average air temperature in the city is 13.8 ° C, the average January temperature is 5.6 ° C, while the average temperature in July is 23.3 ° C. Annually in 86 days with precipitation a total of 1529 mm of precipitation falls. The amount of precipitation and their annual distribution are directly affected by the autumn and spring cyclones formed in the Gulf of Genoa. In addition to Senj, the Adriatic is also known for the Rijeka bora, a cold and dry wind from the northeast, whose speed sometimes reaches hurricane values (160 km / h), and most often occurs in the colder part of the year by pouring cold air from the Pannonian plain over the Dinarides.
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Van transport Belgrade - Rijeka
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