The name Zabok appears in documents known so far for the first time in 1335 in the deed of gift of the Hungarian-Croatian King Charles I, which, on the recommendation of Slavonian Ban Mikac, donated the estate to Zabok to Petar, son of Nuzlin, because the previous owner Samson died without heirs. The grant was carried out by Ban Mikac, and in 1345 it was confirmed by the heir of King Charles, King Louis I. The heirs of Peter Nuzlin used the predicate de Zabok to be somewhere in the XV. century began to serve the name Zaboky de Zabok.
This information also proves that the toponym Zabok does not originate from the name of the family of the owner of the property, but vice versa, the family acquired the name after the property. This is finally understandable and acceptable, because the old Croatian word bok, among other things, means a prominent bend in the river flow. Zabok received the status of a city in 1993.
Today, Zabok is becoming a modern and well-kept city with new urban facilities and a quality that attracts young people, making the most of its position, opportunities and resources.
№162 in locations of Croatia