Ivan Hanžek

Sigismund Vojković-Vojkffy started the construction of a church in Zabok in 1782 and completed it in 1805. When feudalism in Croatia ended, people were offered to choose their own place of settlement, and the majority settled along the roads connecting Gredice and Bračak. Zabok reached its final shape in the period after World War II, when it spread longitudinally along the northern side of the railway track.

"Zabok" in Croatian means "behind the river curve" (Krapinica River). The name of the town for the first time appeared in 1335 in a text in which ownership of Zabok was given to Petar, son of Nuzlin, by the King of Hungary, Karlo I. The Nuzlin family added the prefix de Zabok to their name and, by the 15th century, they had started naming themselves "Zaboky de Zabok".

Zabok is a town and municipality situated in northwest Croatia in the Krapina-Zagorje Country. It has a total population of 8,994 (census 2011). Zabok is located on the main crossroads of Hvatsko Zagorje region. The town is the economic centre of Krapina-Zagorje County.

Zabok is an urban centre that provides real opportunities for young people, knowledge and ideas. Zabok is located on the main road that connects South-East Europe with Central and Northern Europe. It is also a railway node. Zabok is at the northwestern position within Croatia, located 43 km from the centre of Zagreb, 46 km from Zagreb Airport and 190 km from the port of Rijeka (2 hours).

Zabok is an educational center: Pre-school - kindergarten; Elementary school with two regional schools with integrated elementary music school; 3 high school institutions (Economic, hospitality, shopping, tourism and hospitality, Gymnasium - General, Natural Science Mathematical and Language Course and School for Art, Design, Graphics and Clothing with integrated music school) and Dislocated Higher Education Centers (Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality, Faculty of Organization and Informatics and Faculty of Teacher Education). A large number of pupils and students are educated in other high schools in the Krapina-zagorje county, but also in Zagreb and at the University of Zagreb. 



In Zabok there are monuments to Antun Gustav Matos and Katarina Zrinska.