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Croatia facts - a quick country guide

By  Jan 03, 2016


Quick guide to Croatia 

Croatia: Croatia is a country at the crossroad to Europe. Croatia is a country with a rich and turbulent history which has always been at the heart of Europe and connected with all things European. The population of Croatia is 4.3 million, with almost a million living in the capital city Zagreb.

Croatia is a country of contrasts. Snow covered mountains, idyllic beaches, rich farmland, an abundance of water, dense woodland, national parks, metropolitan centres and over a thousand islands. A country with strong links to its past and tradition as well as looking forward to a bright future.

Croatia has been a full member of the European Union since the 1st of July 2013.

Fact file:
Capital – Zagreb
Population – 4.3 million
Language – Croatian
Currency – Kuna (100 Lipa = 1 Kuna)
Surface area – 56,590 km² (21,849 mi²)
Time zone – GMT plus one hour
Electricity - 230 volts
Telephone Country Code - +385
Religion - Roman Catholic (87.8%)
Climate - Mediterranean and continental; continental climate predominant with hot summers and cold winters; mild winters, dry summers along coast
Internet domain - .hr
Life expectancy - 73 years (men), 80 years (women) (UN)

Interesting Croatia facts:
The total length of Croatia’s mainland coastline is 1,777 kilometres
The official flower of Croatia is the Iris
Croatia has 1,185 islands along its coastline
Croatia invented the necktie

map of Croatia

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