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