Croatia Openarms!



Krysta from Canada. Split Openamrs!

Croatia was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the end of World War I.

Laura from Canada. Dubrovnick Openarms!

In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known as Yugoslavia after 1929.

Split Openarms!

Croatia is located in the Southeastern part of Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea.

Mónica from Mexico. Dubrovnik Openarms!

The Geographical coordinates of Croatia are:45 10 N, 15 30 E.

The total area that Croatia covers is a total of 56,542 sq km, – Land is 56,414 sq km and the remainder is water 128 sq km

Croatia’s coastline is a total of 5,835 km the mainland is 1,777 km and the islands are 4,058 km.

Croatia’s climate is Mediterranean and continental.

Nationality noun: Croat(s), Croatian(s) – adjective: Croatian

Zagreb – Zagreb is a capital of Croatia. It lies on the crossroads of important routes between the Adriatic coast and Central Europe.Zagreb has rich historical and cultural heritage that has roots in Central European urban culture, enriched by Mediterrean & Balkan traditions

Split – Split is the main city in Dalmatia. Split is the one of the largest cites in Croatia, and is the largest city on the Croatia Adriatic coast. The city was first settled when, at the end of the third century AD, the Roman Emperor Diocletian built his palace on the site of today’s Split. Diocletian’s Palace is well preserved Roman palace located now in the very heart of Split

Dubrovnik – Dubrovnik is city rich with culture and history so it is listed in UNESCO World Heritage List. Dubrovnik old town was built in the 13th century and remains almost untouched to the present day. Tall walls surround Dubrovnik Old Town.Dubrovnik has a rich cultural life that includes Dubrovnik theatre, several cinemas as well as Dubrovnik Film Festival and Summer Festival

Rijeka – Rijeka is major croatian port. It is located in the very heart of Kvarner Gulf. Because of it’s location, Rijeka is a crossroads of land and sea routes connected with the rest of the world by air, bus, train and ship lines

Pula – Pula (“Pola” in Italian) is the largest city in Istria, western Croatia, located on southern tip of the Istrian peninsula. Pula was once an Austro-Hungarian Empire major naval base. Nowadays, it is an important Croatian port and an industrial centre being something in between a busy working port and active Istrian Riviera more about Pula

Zadar – Zadar is a Croatian city located between Rijeka and Split, not far away from Sibenik. It is a few thousand years old town and it was the capital of Dalmatia for many centuries. The Zadar peninsula still preserves very old network of narrow and charming city streets, as well as a Roman forum dating back to the first century more about Zadar

Trogir – Trogir is atractive place, set on a small island less than an hour from Split, is one of the most seductive towns on the Dalmatian coast. Its weathered Romanesque and Venetian-Gothic palaces, churches and monasteries fanning from its antique square have put Trogir on the Unesco list of world heritage sites

Sibenik – Sibenik is city located on the croatian coast some 80 km north of Split. As it is positioned in the deep bay, it is one of the most naturally protected harbours on the Adriatic coast. Sibenik is the city less known to tourist than Dubrovnik and Split, although it has it’s own personality and some great things to see and enjoy

Osijek – Osijek is the largest city in the east of Croatia and is economic and cultural centre of Slavonia ; a region of Eastern Croatia. Osijek is river port too; located on the right bank of the Drava River, about 25km upstream from its join with Danube River

Sinj – Sinj is a croatian town located about 30 km north of Split. Sinj has rich cultural heritage that includes Sinjka Alka and a celebration of Our Lady of Sinj locally called Sinjska Gospa. Sinjska Gospa is allegedly miraculous image of the Virgin Mary, hanged in the local church, Virgin that helped local population to defend against the Ottoman Turks back in 1715

Motovun – Small town in central / continental Istria located on the hill above pastoral Mirna River valley with views around Istrian hills and all the way to Adriatic Sea. It become very trendy as it hosts every summer Motovun Film festival

Ethnic groups Croatian 89.6%, Serbian 4.5%, Bosnian 0.5%, Hungarian 0.4%, Slovene 0.3% Czech 0.2%, Roma 0.2%, Albanian 0.1%, Montenegrin 0.1%, other 4.1%

Location: Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea.

Geographic coordinates: 45 10 N, 15 30 E

Area: 56,542 sq km Total – Land: 56,414 sq km – Water: 128 sq km

Land boundaries: 2,197 km Total

Bordering countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina 932 km – Slovenia 670 km – Hungary 329 km – Serbia and Montenegro (north) 241 km – Serbia and Montenegro (south) 25 km

Coastline: 5,835 km – mainland 1,777 km, islands 4,058 km

Maritime claims: Territorial sea: 12 nm

Climate: Mediterranean and continental.

Terrain: Flat plains along the Hungarian border. Low mountains and highlands near Adriatic coastline and islands

Elevations: Lowest and highest points: Adriatic Sea 0 m – Dinara 1,830 m

Natural resources: bauxite, calcium, clays, coal, gypsum, hydropower, iron ore, natural asphalt, oil, salt

Population: 4,496,869 (July 2004 est.)

Nationality: noun: Croat(s), Croatian(s) – adjective: Croatian

Ethnic groups: Croatian 89.6%, Serbian 4.5%, Bosnian 0.5%, Hungarian 0.4%, Slovene 0.3%, Czech 0.2%, Roma 0.2%, Albanian 0.1%, Montenegrin 0.1%, other 4.1%

Religions: Roman Catholic 87.8%, Others 6.2%, Orthodox 4.4%, Muslim 1.3%, Protestant 0.3%.

Languages: Croatian 96%, other 4% (including Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, and German)

Literacy: 98.5%

Government Croatia

Country name: Long name Republic of Croatia

Short name: Croatia

Local long name: Republika Hrvatska

Local short name: Hrvatska

Government type: Presidential – Parliamentary democracy

Capital: Zagreb

Independence: 25 June 1991

Legal system: Civil law system

Judicial branch: Supreme Court; Constitutional Court; judges for both courts appointed for eight-year terms by the Judicial Council of the Republic, which is elected by the Assembly

Agriculture: barley, citrus, clover, corn, dairy products, grapes, livestock, olives, potatoes, soybeans, sugar beets, sunflower seed, wheat

Industries: aluminum, chemicals and plastics, construction materials, electronics, fabricated metal, food and beverages, machine tools, paper, petroleum and petroleum refining, pig iron and rolled steel products, shipbuilding, textiles, tourism, wood products

Export – products: chemicals, foodstuffs, fuels, textiles, transport equipment.

Export – countries: Italy 26.1%, Bosnia and Herzegovina 14.6%, Germany 12%, Slovenia 8.3%, Austria 7.9%

Import products: chemicals, foodstuffs, fuels and lubricants, machinery, transport and electrical equipment.

Import – countries: Italy 17.9%, Germany 15.7%, Slovenia 7.4%, Austria 6.6%, France 5.3%, Russia 4.7%

Currency: kuna (HRK)

Currency code: HRK

Fiscal year: calendar year

Internet country code: .hr

Railways: total: 2,726 km

Ports and harbors: Dubrovnik, Dugi Rat, Omisalj, Ploce, Pula, Rijeka, Sibenik, Split, Vukovar (inland waterway port on Danube), Zadar

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