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About Croatia

Croatia The Republic of Croatia is a European country situated along the Adriatic Sea and its hinterland, bordering Slovenia in the west, Hungary in the north, Serbia in the and east Bosnia and Herzegovina and Italy (maritime border) in the south.

Croatia Like many countries in Western Europe, Croatia was founded on the ruins of the Roman Empire. You will be amazed to find so much history, so much beauty and so many perfect holiday destinations in such a small country. Croatia's history dates back thousands of years, with many historic buildings from the first decade perfectly preserved.

About Croatia Croatia covers a land area of 56,691 m2 and has a population of 4.29 million people. Almost 90% of the population is Croat (the majority of whom are Roman Catholics), but there are also Serbian, Bosnian, Hungarian and Italian minorities.

Croatia vacation Zagreb is the capital of Croatia and also the largest city in the country. It is situated in the north-west of the country, along the Sava River with a population of almost one million inhabitants.

Croatia vacation 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, whilst the country's other well known islands include Hvar, Brac, Korcula and Pag.

Where is Croatia 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

Vacation in Croatia National Parks: Plitvice Lakes, Krka River, Mljet, Kornati Islands, Paklenica, Brijuni Islands, Northern Velebit, Risnjak.

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Top facts on Croatia

Population: 4.29 million (2011 census)
Capital: Zagreb
Other main cities (by population): Split, Rijeka, Osijek
Area: 56,691 square kilometres
Language: Croatian, using Latin alphabet
Local time: GMT+1 hour in winter, GMT+2 hours in summer
Currency: 1 Kuna (HRK) = 100 Lipa
Electricity: 220V, frequency 50HZ, European plug with two circular metal pins.
Main religion: Roman Catholic
Main ethic group: Croatian (almost 90% of the population is Croatian)
Country Dialing Code: + 385
Unique number for emergency calls: 112

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