Statistics See Pula Declared Among Best Croatian Cities Again

Lauren Simmonds

As Glas Istre writes on the 4th of December, 2019, based on a survey conducted by the gradonač portal regarding the latest data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) on population movement, in absolute numbers, Pula was the most attractive city in 2018 for life in all of Croatia (Zagreb was left outside of this particular competition).

Namely, during 2018, 319 more people moved to the popular Istrian city of Pula than left, and owing to that, it is the first in absolute numbers (the first is Novalja in terms of percentages) in front of Samobor, Solin and Varaždin.

In total, from 2011 to 2018, Pula ranks ninth with a population increase of 538, with Dubrovnik being the first with an increase of 1,799 people. In the same period, Zagreb has been made richer by a further 20,000 people.

“Pula is first and foremost a safe and peaceful city where everyone is welcomed. With a harmonious coexistence, respect for diversity and tolerance among people, this is precisely why we’re recognised and this sets us apart from the rest in some way. 

This is largely due to the systematic and thoughtful work and all the measures we take to provide our fellow citizens with the highest standard and quality of life.

With safety, a comfortable climate and excellent transport links, one of the key criteria when choosing a city to settle down and start a family in for young people is job opportunities. In this respect, we’ve made a significant step forward in Pula, as the unemployment rate is decreasing year by year.

Pula is today, along with Zagreb, the city with the most entrepreneurs in terms of the working age population, and has recently been declared the most economically successful city in all of Croatia. The numerous incentive measures that we have continually enable our entrepreneurs, and they are the key when it comes to creating a favourable and motivating entrepreneurial environment,” said Pula Mayor Boris Miletić.

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