Two Croatian Towns Among EU’s Most Air Polluted

Lauren Simmonds

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April the 24th, 2024 – Two Croatian towns have unfortunately found themselves on a rather unimpressive list of the most air polluted towns in the European Union.

High among Croatia’s natural lures for countless visitors from all over the world are its impressive nature, crystal clear sea and stunning natural beauty. God-given charms like these allow much of the nation to lie on its laurels each and every summer as the tourists flock to the shores.

What about the air, however? While it’s certain that the vast majority of locations across Croatia, especially the coastal, rural and mountainous areas, boast air so clean your lungs will rejoice, it isn’t the case for the entire nation.

Two Croatian towns located within the continental part of the country, and rather unsurprisingly off the map of Croatian locations most foreign visitors would visit, are among the EU’s top ten towns with the most air pollution.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, a damning infographic showing twenty European cities with the highest concentration of PM2.5 particles (which was the annual average in 2023) has been published.

Pixsell presents the list in which the Italian cities of Torchiarolo, Ceglie Messapica and Padua are in the top three places, but among the top 10 are two continental Croatian towns – Kutina, which is in an unenviable seventh place, and Koprivnica, which is in tenth place.

You’ll likely recall another continental Croatian town, Slavonski Brod, making the news for its high concentrations of air pollution, so it’s interesting to note that it hasn’t cropped up on this list.


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