Brief information about Croatia

Information about Croatia. Geography, history, population, map, flag, visa

Brief information about the country

Оfficial name: Republic of Croatia

Location: is a country at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, Central Europe and the Balkans. Its capital is Zagreb. Croatia borders with Slovenia and Hungary to the north, Serbia to the east, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the south and east, Montenegro to the far south, and the Adriatic Sea to the west.

Total area: 56,542 sq km

Population: 4,493,312 (July 2007 est.). Ethnic groups: Croat 89.6%, Serb 4.5%, other 5.9% (including Bosniak, Hungarian, Slovene, Czech, and Roma).

Capital: Zagreb

Principal cities: Dubrovnik - an historic coastal city. Split- ancient port city with Roman ruins.
Pula, Osijek, Pore?, Rijeka, ?ibenik, Makarska, Vara?din, Vukovar, Zadar.

Climate: Mediterranean and continental; continental climate predominant with hot summers and cold winters; mild winters, dry summers along coast.

Official language:

The political structure: presidential/parliamentary democracy. President elected by popular vote for a five-year term (eligible for a second term).

International organization participation:
UN, UNESCO, WTO. Croatia is a candidate for membership of the European Union and NATO.

How to get there: Ports and terminals are in Omisalj, Ploce, Rijeka, Sibenik, Vukovar (on Danube).

Time zone: 2 hours behind Moscow time.

Currency: Croatian Kuna, 10 HRK = 1.8361 USD

Religion: Roman Catholic 87.8%, Orthodox 4.4%, other Christian 0.4%, Muslim 1.3%.

January 1 - New Year's Day
January 6 - Epiphany
May 1 - Labour Day
June 22 - Anti-fascist struggle day
August 5 - Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day
8 October - Independence day (from Yugoslavia)
November 1 - All Saint's Day
December 25 - Christmas
December 26 - Saint Stephen


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