(Italian: Fiume; Slovene: Reka; German: Sankt Veit am Flaum) is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia
(after Zagreb and Split). It is located in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County on Kvarner Bay, an inlet of the Adriatic Sea and has a population of over 130,00 inhabitants. Historically, because of its strategic position and its excellent deep-water port, the city was fiercely contested, especially among Italy
(serving as the Kingdom of Hungary's largest and most important port), and Croatia, changing hands and demographics many times over centuries. According to the 2011 census data, the majority of its citizens are Croats, along with a large minority of Italians, and smaller numbers of Bosniaks and Serbs. Rijeka was selected as the European Capital of Culture for 2020, alongside Galway, Republic of Ireland
. Welcome to Rijeka, Croatia!