5th Croatian Mathematical Congress

June 18 - 21, 2012, Rijeka, Croatia


Rijeka info



Rijeka – the City (www.rijeka.hr)


Rijeka, with its 200,000 inhabitants, is the third largest city and the largest Croatian port. Rijeka is situated on the Kvarner Bay, in the northernmost part of the Adriatic Sea, where the Mediterranean penetrates deepest into the European mainland coming closest to the countries of Central Europe. The town is not far from the Italian and Slovenian borders and is surrounded by mountains and numerous picturesque coastal towns.

Rijeka has a pleasant Mediterranean climate with exceptionally warm summers and relatively mild winters. Temperatures range between 6ºC (in January) and 37ºC (in July). The average temperature in July is 23ºC and the average for the coldest month, January, is 5.2ºC. The most common winter lows do not venture under 3ºC below zero. High summer air temperatures affect the sea temperature, which can reach 25ºC, giving an annual average of 16ºC.

The mountains surrounding the Kvarner, from Učka, over the hills of Gorski kotar, to Velebit, create an impressive natural setting, which is especially beautiful when approaching Rijeka from sea. Occasionally during the year and especially in winter, cold bouts of the bura wind blow from the mountains, causing sudden drops in temperature and clearing the air above Rijeka.

The Rječina, a karst river, plays an important role in the life of Rijeka, supplying the town and its surroundings with drinking water.

The immediate vicinity of the Gorski kotar highlands and coastal tourist centres offers Rijeka’s inhabitants and visitors a unique opportunity to take part in various sporting and recreational activities.

Along with its role as an economic and transport focal point, Rijeka retains its importance as a cultural and educational centre. Numerous cultural events take place in Rijeka, such as theatre performances, concerts, exhibitions, the traditional international Rijeka carnival, fairs, and sporting events. Rijeka is also known for its cultural monuments, which reflect the styles and events of past centuries: the remnants of ancient Tarsatica, the Roman Arch called the Gate, which is the oldest historical monument in Rijeka, the City Tower, the Church of St. Sebastian, the Church of ’the Assumption, the Palace of the Old Town Hall and St. Vitus’ Church. It is also known for the Maritime and Historic Museum of the Croatian Coast (formerly the Governor’s Palace), the Croatian National Theatre, the Univer­sity Library with the Mod­ern Art Gallery, Trsat Castle, and a number of buildings that originate mainly from the 19th century.


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