A b o u t C r o a t i a
Croatia is a Central European and Mediterranean country, bordering Slovenia,Hungary, Serbia and Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Croatia also has a long maritime border with Italy in the Adriatic Sea. These borders total 2,028 km altogether.
Croatia covers a land area of 56,691 square kilometres and has a population of about 4.5 million people . Over 90% of the population is Croat (the majority of whom are Roman Catholics), but there are also Serbian, Bosniak, Hungarian and Italian minorities. The main population centres are Zagreb, the capital (with a population of just under 800,000), Osijek in the northwest, and the ports of Rijeka, and Split in the south. The official language is Croatian, which is written in the Latin script.
Croatia has an amazing 5,835km of coastline, 4,057km of which belongs to islands, cliffs and reefs. There are 1,185 islands in the Adriatic, but only about 50 are populated. The largest island is Krk (near Rijeka) which has a land area of 462 square km.
The climate is Mediterranean along the Adriatic coast, meaning warm dry summers and mild winters, with 2,600 hours of sunlight on average yearly - it is one of the sunniest coastlines in Europe! In the interior of the country, the climate is continental with hot summers and cold, snowy winters.
Official name: Republic of Croatia
Area: 56.542 sq.km (Land)
87.609 sq.km (Land and sea)
Land boundaries: 2197 km
System of government: Republic with the multi-party parliament-SABOR
Capital City: Zagreb
Official language: Croatian
Ethnic structure: Croats (89.6 %), Serbs (4.5 %), other nations (5.9 %-Bosniak, Italian, Hungarian, Slovenian, Czech, Albanian)
Religions: Roman Catholic (87.8 %), Orthodox (4.4%), Muslim (1.3 %), other Christian (0.4 %), Atheist (5.2 %), other and unspecified (0,9 %)
Population: 4.5 million people
Proportion of population Village-City: 42 %/58 %
The principal economic activities in the Republic of Croatia include: Agriculture, the foodstuff ,textile, wood and timber, metalworking, chemical and petroleum industries, the electrical manufacturing industry, shipbuilding, the shipping industry and tourism.
Croatian national dress
Preko-Island of Ugljan Novalja-Island of Pag
Banjol-Island of Rab Vrbnik-Island of Krk
Medulin-Istria Srijane-Gornja Poljica
Polac'a-Ravni Kotari Otoc'ac-Lika
Selci D'akovac'ki-Solavonia Sic'e-Nova Gradis"ka
Prekopakra-West Slavonia Kupinec"ki Kraljevec
S'ljakovina-Turopolje Hvar-Island of Hvar
Vela Luka-Island of Korc"ula Slavonski Brod
Peljes"ac Orebic'-Peljes"ac Peninsula
N a t i o n a l p a r k s i n C r o a t i a
National park Plitvice
National park Velebit
National park Risnjak
National park Mljet
National park Paklenica
National park Kornati
National park Brijuni
National par Krka