Split is a thriving city in Dalmatia, Croatia, and the second largest in the country after the capital, Zagreb. Known by its nickname ‘Velo Misto’ which translates to ‘Big City’, Split is incredibly popular with tourists and is also an important transport hub for the area. It is one of the oldest cities in the area, with some evidence dating it back to at least the 4th century, and expats living Split and surrounding area will be able to take advantage of the many sights and attractions the city has to offer such as Diocletian's Palace, constructed in 305 CE and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as St. Duje's Cathedral, considered to be the oldest cathedral in the world and many other historical sites. Expats living in Split will also be able to enjoy the city’s thriving music scene and the many festivals which take place such as the Split Music Festival and the Split Summer Theater Festival.
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Split is an affordable city to live in, especially in comparison with a number of other major European cities. Split’s climate tends to feature long, hot summers whilst winters are generally mild, with periods of rain. Expatriates moving to Split with families will find that there are a number of schools in the city which are highly recommended, whilst it is also home to the University of Split. The city is well connected to other parts of Croatia by rail and road, with the Split Airport also offering travel opportunities to other destinations in Europe via plane. Expats seeking more information about moving to Split should sign up to InterNations, where they can not only take advantage of the website's many great features centered around expatriate life, but can also connect with fellow expats for more information about life in a new city.
Split is a popular destination for tourists, and much of its economy is reliant on this industry, meaning expats working in Split may find opportunities in the city’s many retail areas, restaurants, bars and more. Other areas in which expatriates in Split may find employment include public services, healthcare, educations and in businesses related to finance and other industries. Split is furthermore home to the Brodosplit shipyard, the largest in Croatia, which employs a number of people in areas related to shipping and distribution. For more information about finding work in Split, expatriates should join InterNations and network with fellow expats who may be able to offer help and advice about the city’s economy as well as other key areas such as housing, education and more, which can help those new to the city to find their feet and get useful information from those who may have been there themselves.