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Croatia

Official English Name: Republic of Croatia

Official Local Name(s): Republika Hrvatska

Common English Name: Croatia

Capital: Zagreb

REGION
Southeastern Europe
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Bosnia and Herzegovina (East and South)
Montenegro (Southeast)
Slovenia (North)
Hungary (Northeast)
Serbia (East)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Atlantic Ocean (West)
TOTAL AREA
56,594 km2 (98.9% land, 1.1% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
2,237 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
5,835 km
CLIMATE
Mediterranean
Continental
TERRAIN
Flat plains in northeast
Low mountains and highlands on the coast and islands
HIGHEST POINT
Dinara (1,831 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Oil
Coal
Bauxite
Low-grade iron ore
Calcium
Gypsum
Natural asphalt
Silica
Mica
Clays
Salt
Hydropower
NATURAL DISASTERS
Earthquakes
DEMONYM
Croat
Croatian
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Croat (90.42%)
Serb (4.36%)
Bosniak (0.73%)
Italian (0.42%)
Albanian (0.41%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Croatian
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Serbian
Hungarian
Czech
Slovak
Albanian
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Roman Catholic (86.3%)
Orthodox Christian(4.4%)
Muslim (1.5%)
POPULATION
4,313,707
LARGEST CITY
Zagreb (688,163)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Split (167,121)
Rijeka (128,384)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Parliamentary Democracy
HEAD OF STATE
President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Andrej Plenković
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
20 Counties
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
25 June 1991 (from Yugoslavia)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Red-white checkerboard
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Lijepa naša domovino
GDP PER CAPITA
$21,600 (USD)
CURRENCY
kn (Kuna)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = kn6.84
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.hr
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+385

Croat cuisine is a heterogeneous mix of the region’s cuisines.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/hr.html (Majority of information)

http://www.dzs.hr/Eng/censuses/census2011/results/htm/usp_03_EN.htm (Ethnic group data)

http://www.dzs.hr/Hrv_Eng/publication/2012/SI-1469.pdf (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 31 October 2016