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Encyclopedia > Croatia
Republika Hrvatska
Republic of Croatia
Flag of Croatia Coat of arms of Croatia
Flag Coat of arms
AnthemLijepa naša domovino
Our beautiful homeland

Location of  Croatia  (orange)

on the European continent  (white)  —  [ Legend] Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... National flag. ... The Croatian coat of arms consists of one main coat of arms and five smaller ones that crown the main one. ... A national anthem is a generally patriotic musical composition that evokes and eulogizes the history, traditions and struggles of its people, recognized either by a countrys government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people. ... Lijepa naÅ¡a domovino (Our Beautiful Homeland) is the national anthem of Croatia. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 113 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Croatia Maps of Croatia ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

Capital
(and largest city)
Zagreb
45°48′N, 16°0′E
Official languages Croatian
Demonym Croat(s)
Croatian(s)
Government Parliamentary republic
 -  President Stjepan Mesić
 -  Premier Ivo Sanader
Establishment
 -  Founded First half of 7th century 
 -  Medieval duchy March 4, 852 
 -  Recognized by the Pope May 21, 879 
 -  Elevated to kingdom 925 
 -  Union with Hungary 1102 
 -  Joined Habsburg Empire January 1, 1527 
 -  Independence from Austria-Hungary
October 29, 1918 
 -  Joined Yugoslavia (co-founder)
December 1, 1918 
 -  Declared independence October 8, 1991 
Area
 -  Total 56,542 km² (126th)
21,831 sq mi 
 -  Water (%) 0.2
Population
 -  2008 estimate 4,453,500[1] (114th)
 -  2001 census 4,437,460 
 -  Density 81/km² (115th)
208/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2008 estimate
 -  Total $74.419 billion (IMF)[1] 
 -  Per capita $16,758 (IMF)[1] (53rd)
GDP (nominal) 2008 estimate
 -  Total $54.950 billion (IMF)[1] 
 -  Per capita $12,374 (IMF)[1] 
Gini (2005) 29 (low
HDI (2005) 0.850 (high) (47th)
Currency kuna (HRK)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 -  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Internet TLD .hr
Calling code +385
1 Also Italian in Istria and languages of other national minorities (Serbian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, etc.) in residential municipalities of the national minorities.

Croatia (IPA: /kroʊˈeɪʃə/) (Croatian: Hrvatska /xrvatska/), officially the Republic of Croatia (Republika Hrvatska listen ), 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 northeast, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the east, and Montenegro to the far southeast. Its southern and western flanks border the Adriatic Sea. Not to be confused with capitol. ... Croatia is inhabited mostly by Croats, while minority groups include Serbs, Bosniaks, Hungarians, Italians, Germans, Czechs, Roma people and others. ... Location of Zagreb within Croatia Coordinates: , Country RC diocese 1094 Free royal city 1242 Unified 1850 Government  - Mayor Milan Bandić Area [1]  - Total 641. ... An official language is a language that is given a special legal status in the countries, states, and other territories. ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... Croats (Croatian: Hrvati) are a south Slavic people mostly living in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (where theyre one of the constitutive nations). ... Parliamentary republics around the world, shown in Orange (Parliamentary republics with a non-executive President) and Green (Parliamentary republics with an executive President linked to Parliament). ... The President of Croatia is the head of state. ... Stjepan Stipe Mesić (born December 24, 1934) is a Croatian politician. ... List of prime ministers/premiers in the Croatian Government Prime Minister is officially called President of the Government (Croatian: Predsjednik Vlade). ... Ivo Sanader [] (born June 8, 1953 in Split) is the current Prime Thief of Croatia (President of the Government). ... The Croatian people trace their origins to Slavic peoples which moved into the territory of the former Roman provinces Pannonia and Dalmatia between the 7th and 8th centuries, and formed dukedoms. ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events Boris I Michael succeeds the duumvirate of Malamir and Presian as monarch of Bulgaria. ... is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events Wilfred the Hairy, Count of Barcelona, founded the benedictine monastery at Ripoll. ... The Croatian Kingdom existed between 925 and 1102 and was ruled mostly by native Croats Trpimirović dynasty. ... Following the Battle of Mohács, in 1527 some of the Croatian (and Hungarian) nobles supported Ivan Zapolja, while some preferred suzerainty to the Austrian king Ferdinand of Habsburg. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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A country code top-level domain (ccTLD) is a top-level domain used and reserved for a country or a dependent territory. ... .hr is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Croatia. ... This is a list of country calling codes defined by ITU-T recommendation E.164. ... This is an alphabetical list by town of phone dialing codes in Croatia. ... Istria (Croatian and Slovenian: Istra, Venetian and Italian: Istria), formerly Histria (Latin), is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. ... Serbian (; ) is one of the standard versions of the Shtokavian dialect, used primarily in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, and by Serbs in the Serbian diaspora. ... Image File history File links Republika_Hrvatska. ... The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ... 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Anthem:  Serbia() on the European continent()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Slovak, Romanian, Croatian, Rusyn 1 Albanian 2 Demonym Serbian Government Parliamentary Democracy  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica    -  First state 7th century   -  Serbian Kingdom3 1217   -  Serbian Empire 1345   -  Independence lost... This article is about the country in Europe. ... A satellite image of the Adriatic Sea. ...


Croatia is a member of United Nations, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and the Council of Europe, is a candidate for membership of the European Union and received a NATO membership invitation on 3 April 2008. On October 17, 2007 Croatia became a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2008-2009 term. UN redirects here. ... The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is an international organization for security. ... Anthem Ode to Joy (orchestral)  ten founding members joined subsequently observer at the Parliamentary Assembly observer at the Committee of Ministers  official candidate Seat Strasbourg, France Membership 47 European states 5 observers (Council) 3 observers (Assembly) Leaders  -  Secretary General Terry Davis  -  President of the Parliamentary Assembly Rene van der Linden... This article treats the accession of Croatia to the European Union. ... EU member states and candidates There are currently 25 member states in the European Union. ... NATO 2002 Summit The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), sometimes called North Atlantic Alliance, Atlantic Alliance or the Western Alliance, is an international organisation for defence collaboration established in 1949, in support of the North Atlantic Treaty signed in Washington, DC, on April 4, 1949. ... is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Since 1966, the UN Security Council has included 10 elected (non-permanent) members. ... “Security Council” redirects here. ...

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History

Main article: History of Croatia
Satellite image of Croatia
Satellite image of Croatia

The Croats settled in the Balkans and formed two principalities, Dalmatia and Pannonia. The establishment of the Trpimirović dynasty ca. 850 brought strengthening to the Dalmatian Croat duchy, which became a kingdom in 925. This is the history of Croatia. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1912x1894, 688 KB) Satellite image of Croatia in September 2003. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1912x1894, 688 KB) Satellite image of Croatia in September 2003. ... Languages Croatian Religions Predominantly Roman Catholic Related ethnic groups Slavs South Slavs Croats (Croatian: Hrvati) are a South Slavic people mostly living in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and nearby countries. ... Dalmatia, highlighted, on a map of Croatia. ... For other uses, see Pannonia (disambiguation). ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


In 1102 Croatia entered into a personal union with the Kingdom of Hungary. After the 1526 Battle of Mohács, the "reliquiae reliquiarum" of Croatia became a part of the Habsburg Monarchy in 1527. In 1918 Croatia joined the Kingdom of Serbia into a Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later Kingdom of Yugoslavia). This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the better-known Battle of Mohács of 1526. ... The Habsburg Monarchy, often called Austrian Monarchy or simply Austria, are the territories ruled by the Austrian branch of the House of Habsburg, and then by the successor House of Habsburg-Lorraine, between 1526 and 1867/1918. ... Anthem: Bože Pravde [[Image:|250px|center|Location of the Kingdom of Serbia]] Capital Belgrade Largest city Belgrade Serbian Government Monarchy  - King Milan (1882-1889)  - King Aleksandar (1889-1903)  - King Peter I (1903-1918) Proclamation March 6, 1882 Area  - Total  km² ([[List of countries and outlying territories by area|]])  sq... Motto: One nation, one king, one country Anthem: Medley of Bože pravde, Lijepa naÅ¡a domovino, and Naprej zastava slave Capital Belgrade Language(s) Serbo-Croato-Slovenian (see: Serbo-Croat and Slovenian) [1] Government Value specified for government_type does not comply King  - 1918-1921 Peter I  - 1921-1934 Alexander...


In 1941-1945 during World War II, an Axis puppet-state known as the Independent State of Croatia existed. After it suffered a defeat at the hand of the Allies, Croatia became a constitutive federal republic of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Black: Zenith of the Axis Powers Capital Not applicable Political structure Military alliance Historical era World War II  - Tripartite Pact September 27, 1940  - Anti-Comintern Pact November 25, 1936  - Pact of Steel May 22, 1939  - Dissolved 1945 This article is about the independent countries (states) that comprised the Axis powers. ... Capital Zagreb Language(s) Croatian Religion Roman Catholicism Political structure Puppet-state King  - 1941-1943 Tomislav II Poglavnik  - 1941-1945 Ante Pavelić Legislature None Historical era World War II  - Established April 10, 1941  - Disestablished May 8, 1945 Population  - 1941 est. ... This article is about the independent states that comprised the Allies. ... Motto Brotherhood and Unity Anthem Hey, Slavs Capital Belgrade Language(s) Serbo-Croatian (spoken throughout the territory), Slovenian, Macedonian, Albanian, Hungarian (all official), and languages of other nationalities. ...


In 1991 Croatia proclaimed independence by holding the first democratic elections in the country but had to fight a long and bloody war until 1995. Combatants Croatian military Paramilitary organisations Republic of Serb Krajina Army Yugoslav Peoples Army Bosnian Serb Army Republic of Serbia Paramilitary organisations Commanders Franjo Tuđman (President of Croatia) Anton Tus (Chief of Staff of Croatian Army 1991-1992) Janko Bobetko (Chief of Staff of Croatian Army 1992-1995) Atif...


Croatia was recognized on January 15, 1992 by the European Union and the United Nations. The first country to recognize Croatia was Iceland on December 19, 1991.[2] is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... UN redirects here. ... is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ...


Government and politics

Main article: Politics of Croatia
See also: Foreign relations of Croatia, Accession of Croatia to the European Union, and International rankings of Croatia

Since the adoption of the 1990 Constitution, Croatia has been a democratic republic. Between 1990 and 2000 it had a semi-presidential system, and since 2000 it has a parliamentary system. The Republic of Croatia (Croatian: Republika Hrvatska) is a parliamentary democracy with an elected president. ... // Croatian foreign policy has focused on greater Euro-Atlantic integration, mainly entering the European Union and NATO. In order to gain access to European and trans-Atlantic institutions, it has had to undo many negative effects of the breakup of Yugoslavia and the war that ensued, and improve and maintain... This article treats the accession of Croatia to the European Union. ... The following are international rankings of Croatia. ... The term Democratic Republic has formed part of several states official names. ... States with semi-presidential systems are shown in yellow The semi-presidential system is a system of government in which a prime minister and a president are both active participants in the day-to-day functioning of the administration of a country. ... States currently utilizing parliamentary systems are denoted in red and orange—the former being constitutional monarchies where authority is vested in a parliament, the latter being parliamentary republics whose parliaments are effectively supreme over a separate head of state. ...


The President of the Republic (Predsjednik) is the head of state, directly elected to a five-year term and is limited by the Constitution to a maximum of two terms. In addition to being the commander in chief of the armed forces, the president has the procedural duty of appointing the Prime minister with the consent of the Parliament, and has some influence on foreign policy. His official residence is Predsjednički dvori. Apart from that he has summer residences on the islands of Vanga (Brijuni islands) and the island of Hvar. The President of Croatia is the head of state. ... For the comedy film of the same name, see Head of State (film). ... For the television series, see Commander in Chief (TV series). ... // An official residence is the residence at which heads of state, heads of government, gubernatorial or other senior figures officially reside. ... Predsjednički dvori (English: Presidential Palace) is official residence of the Croatian president since 1992. ... Brijuni, Brioni or Brioni Islands are a group of twelve small islands in the Northern Adriatic Sea, off the west coast of the Istrian peninsula in Croatia. ... Hvar (Croatia) For the acronym, see HVAR. Hvar (Lesina in Italian) is a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea, located off the Dalmatian coast. ...


The Croatian Parliament (Sabor) is a unicameral legislative body (a second chamber, the "House of Counties", which was set up by the Constitution of 1990, was abolished in 2001). The number of the Sabor's members can vary from 100 to 160; they are all elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms. The plenary sessions of the Sabor take place from January 15 to July 15, and from September 15 to December 15. The parliament of Croatia is called Hrvatski Sabor in Croatian - the word sabor means an assembly, a gathering, a congress. ... Unicameralism is the practice of having only one legislative or parliamentary chamber. ...


The Croatian Government (Vlada) is headed by the Prime minister who has two deputy prime ministers and fourteen ministers in charge of particular sectors of activity. The executive branch is responsible for proposing legislation and a budget, executing the laws, and guiding the foreign and internal policies of the republic. Government's official residence is at Banski dvori. The Government of the Republic of Croatia (Vlada Republike Hrvatske), commonly abbreviated to Croatian Government (hrvatska Vlada), is the main element of the executive branch of government in Croatia. ... List of prime ministers/premiers in the Croatian Government Prime Minister is officially called President of the Government (Croatian: Predsjednik Vlade). ... In political science and constitutional law, the executive is the branch of government responsible for the day-to-day management of the state. ... // An official residence is the residence at which heads of state, heads of government, gubernatorial or other senior figures officially reside. ... Banski dvori is a name for the historical building on the west side of St. ...


Geography

Main article: Geography of Croatia
Map of Croatia
Map of Croatia

Croatia is located in South-Central Europe. Its shape resembles that of a crescent or a horseshoe, which flanks its neighbours Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. To the north lie Slovenia and Hungary; Italy lies across the Adriatic Sea. Its mainland territory is split in two non-contiguous parts by the short coastline of Bosnia and Herzegovina around Neum. Location: Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia Geographic coordinates: 45 10 N, 15 30 E Map references: Europe: see in article Europe, or in the CIA World Factbook Area: continent: 56,542 km² land: 56,414 km² water: 128 km² sea: 33,200 km... The southern half of Europe is shown in shades of red. ... Anthem:  Serbia() on the European continent()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Slovak, Romanian, Croatian, Rusyn 1 Albanian 2 Demonym Serbian Government Parliamentary Democracy  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica    -  First state 7th century   -  Serbian Kingdom3 1217   -  Serbian Empire 1345   -  Independence lost... This article is about the country in Europe. ... A satellite image of the Adriatic Sea. ... Municipality of Bosnia and Herzegovina General Information Entity Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Land area Population (1991 census) 4,268 Population density Coordinates Area code +387 36 Mayor Đure Obradović (HDZ) Website http://www. ...


Its terrain is diverse, including:

The country is famous for its many national parks. Croatia has a mixture of climates. In the north and east it is continental, Mediterranean along the coast and a semi-highland and highland climate in the south-central region. Coat of arms Slavonia (Croatian: Slavonija) is a geographical and historical region in eastern Croatia. ... Topographic map The Pannonian Basin or Carpathian Basin is a large basin in Central Europe. ... Lika is a mountainous region in central Croatia, roughly bound by the Velebit mountain from the southwest and the PljeÅ¡evica mountain from the northeast. ... This article needs copyediting (checking for proper English spelling, grammar, usage, tone, style, and voice). ... Mt Orjen at the Bay of Kotor is the heaviest karstified range of the dinarids View of the central part of the Dinaric Alps (north=down) Valbona pass, northern Albania. ... A satellite image of the Adriatic Sea. ... Istria (Croatian and Slovenian: Istra, Venetian and Italian: Istria), formerly Histria (Latin), is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. ... Dalmatia, highlighted, on a map of Croatia. ... There are eight national parks in Croatia. ... Regions containing a continental climate exist in portions of Northern Hemisphere continents, and also at higher elevations in certain other parts of the world. ...  Areas with Mediterranean climate A Mediterranean climate is one that resembles the climate of the lands in the Mediterranean Basin, which includes over half of the area with this climate type world-wide. ... Mountain climate (also highland climate) is something of a crude geographical term used for the kind of climate in the mountains and generally in the high country. ...


Offshore Croatia consists of over one thousand islands varying in size. The largest islands in Croatia are Cres and Krk which are located in the Adriatic Sea. The Danube, the second longest river in Europe, runs through the city of Vukovar. Location of Cres in Croatia Cres (Italian Cherso, Latin Crepsa) is an Adriatic island in Croatia. ... Location of Krk in Croatia Krk (Italian Veglia, Latin Curicta) is a Croatian island in the northern Adriatic Sea, located near Rijeka in the Bay of Kvarner and part of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar county. ... This article is about the Danube River. ... Vukovars main street Vukovar Vukovar (Serbian: Вуковар, Croatian: Vukovar, Hungarian: Vukovár) is a city and municipality in eastern Croatia, and the biggest river port in Croatia located at the confluence of the Vuka river into the Danube. ...


Counties

Main article: Counties of Croatia
See also: List of cities in Croatia

Croatia is divided into 20 counties (županija) and the capital Zagreb's city district (in italics below): The counties are primary territorial subdivisions of the Republic of Croatia. ... An inhabited settlement in the Republic of Croatia has the status of city (grad; can also be translated as town) if it: is the center of a county (županija), or has more than 10,000 residents, or is defined by an exception Since 2006, there are a total of 127... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 884 KB) Summary Plitvice lakes, Croatia, May 2003. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 884 KB) Summary Plitvice lakes, Croatia, May 2003. ... Plitvice lakes The Plitvice Lakes ([plitvi], Croatian: Plitvička Jezera) are a national park in Croatia, situated at , in the Plitvice Lakes municipality, near the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... City district can be found as official designation for a country subdivision in Pakistan See also City Districts of Pakistan Category: ...

Anglicized name Native name
1 Zagreb Zagrebačka
2 Krapina-Zagorje Krapinsko-zagorska
3 Sisak-Moslavina Sisačko-moslavačka
4 Karlovac Karlovačka
5 Varaždin Varaždinska
6 Koprivnica-Križevci Koprivničko-križevačka
7 Bjelovar-Bilogora Bjelovarsko-bilogorska
8 Primorje-Gorski Kotar   Primorsko-goranska
9 Lika-Senj Ličko-senjska
10 Virovitica-Podravina Virovitičko-podravska
11 Požega-Slavonia Požeško-slavonska
12 Brod-Posavina Brodsko-posavska
13 Zadar Zadarska
14 Osijek-Baranja Osječko-baranjska
15 Šibenik-Knin Šibensko-kninska
16 Vukovar-Srijem Vukovarsko-srijemska
17 Split-Dalmatia Splitsko-dalmatinska
18 Istria Istarska
19 Dubrovnik-Neretva Dubrovačko-neretvanska
20 Međimurje Međimurska
21 City of Zagreb Grad Zagreb

This does not cite any references or sources. ... Coat of arms Zagreb county - Zagrebačka županija is a county in central Croatia. ... Coat of arms Krapina-Zagorje county - Krapinsko-zagorska županija is a county in northern Croatia. ... Sisak-Moslavina county - Sisačko-moslavačka županija is a county in central Croatia. ... Karlovac county - Karlovačka županija is a county in central Croatia, with the administrative center in Karlovac. ... Coat of arms The Varaždin county of Croatia - Varaždinska županija is a county in northern Croatia, near the border with Slovenia and Hungary. ... Koprivnica-Križevci county - Koprivničko-križevačka županija is a county in northern Croatia. ... Coat of arms Bjelovar-Bilogora county - Bjelovarsko-bilogorska županija is a county in central Croatia. ... Primorje-Gorski Kotar county - Primorsko-goranska županija is a county in western Croatia that includes the Bay of Kvarner and the surrounding Northern Croatian seacoast, and the mountainous region of Gorski Kotar. ... Lika-Senj county - Ličko-senjska županija is a county in Croatia that includes the Lika region and some northern coastline of the Adriatic near the town of Senj, including the northern part of the Pag island. ... Virovitica-Podravina county - Virovitičko-podravska županija is a northern Slavonian county in Croatia. ... Image:Zupanija pozeska grb. ... Brod-Posavina county - Brodsko-posavska županija is the southern Slavonian county in Croatia. ... Zadar county - Zadarska županija is a county in Croatia, it encompasses northern Dalmatia and southeastern Lika. ... Å ibenik-Knin county - Å ibensko-kninska županija is a county in Croatia, located in north-central Dalmatia. ... Vukovar-Srijem county - Vukovarsko-srijemska županija is the easternmost Croatian county which includes southeastern parts of Slavonia, western parts of Srijem, and the lower Sava river basin (Posavina). ... Split-Dalmatia County (Splitsko-dalmatinska županija) is the central-southern Dalmatian county in Croatia. ... Istria county (Croatian: Istarska županija; Italian: Regione istriana) is the westernmost county of Croatia which includes the biggest part of the Istrian peninsula (2820 out of 3160 km²). Area is called Istra in Croatian and Slovenian, and Istria in Italian. ... Dubrovnik-Neretva county - Dubrovačko-neretvanska županija is the southernmost Croatian and Dalmatian county. ... MeÄ‘imurje (MeÄ‘imurska županija) is a triangle-shaped county in the northernmost part of Croatia. ... Location of Zagreb within Croatia Coordinates: , Country RC diocese 1094 Free royal city 1242 Unified 1850 Government  - Mayor Milan Bandić Area [1]  - Total 641. ...

Demographics

Document announcing the decision to evacuate Serbs from the unrecognised Republic of Serb Krajina issued in August 1995
Document announcing the decision to evacuate Serbs from the unrecognised Republic of Serb Krajina issued in August 1995

The population of Croatia has been stagnating over the last decade. During the 1991-1995 war, large sections of the population were displaced and emigration increased. Many ethnic Serbs fled Croatia during this time. All in all between 200,000 [3] and 300,000 [4] Serbs left Croatia. Around 78,000 Croats were forcibly removed from the self-proclaimed Republic of Serb Krajina, which has now been re-integrated into Croatia,[5] although some later returned. Only a minority of Serbs have returned to Croatia since 1995. The natural growth rate of the population is currently negative[6] with the demographic transition completed half a century ago.[citation needed] Average life expectancy is 75.1 years,[6] and the literacy rate is 98.1 per cent.[6] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 545 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (560 × 616 pixel, file size: 65 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)This picture is a scan of an important historic document made in 1995. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 545 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (560 × 616 pixel, file size: 65 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)This picture is a scan of an important historic document made in 1995. ... Croatia is inhabited mostly by Croats, while minority groups include Serbs, Bosniaks, Hungarians, Italians, Germans, Czechs, Roma people and others. ... Combatants Croatian military Paramilitary organisations Republic of Serb Krajina Army Yugoslav Peoples Army Bosnian Serb Army Republic of Serbia Paramilitary organisations Commanders Franjo Tuđman (President of Croatia) Anton Tus (Chief of Staff of Croatian Army 1991-1992) Janko Bobetko (Chief of Staff of Croatian Army 1992-1995) Atif... The Serbs of Croatia are the largest national minority in Croatia today since they currently comprise around of Croatias total population. ... Demographic transition occurs in societies that transition from high birth rates and high death rates to low birth rates and low death rates as part of the economic development of a country from a pre-industrial to an industrialized economy. ... This article is about the measure of remaining life. ...


Croatia is inhabited mostly by Croats (89.9 per cent of the population).[citation needed] There are around twenty minority groups.[citation needed] Serbs, are largest minority, comprising 4.5 per cent of the total population.[citation needed] The predominant religion is Catholicism (87.8 per cent), with some Orthodox (4.4 per cent) and Sunni Muslim (1.3 per cent) minorities.[citation needed] Languages Croatian Religions Predominantly Roman Catholic Related ethnic groups Slavs South Slavs Croats (Croatian: Hrvati) are a South Slavic people mostly living in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and nearby countries. ... The Serbs of Croatia are the largest national minority in Croatia today since they currently comprise around of Croatias total population. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ... Eastern Orthodoxy (also called Greek Orthodoxy and Russian Orthodoxy) is a Christian tradition which represents the majority of Eastern Christianity. ... Sunni Islam (Arabic سنّة) is the largest denomination of Islam. ...


The official and common language, Croatian, is a South Slavic language, using the Latin alphabet. According to the 2001 census, 96.1 per cent of the population speak Croatian as their first language.[6] The Slavic languages (also called Slavonic languages) comprise the languages of the Slavic peoples. ... Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz redirects here. ...


Law

Croatia has a three-tiered judicial system, consisting of the Supreme Court, county courts, and municipal courts. The Constitutional Court rules on matters regarding the Constitution. The Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia (Croatian: Vrhovni Sud Republike Hrvatske) is a highest court and it ensures the uniform application of laws and equal justice to all. ... Crown Court and County Court in Oxford. ... Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia (Croatian: Ustavni sud Republike Hrvatske) is not considered as part of the judicial branch but the Court sui generis. ...


Economy

Main article: Economy of Croatia
Dubrovnik's Old City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and major tourist attraction
Dubrovnik's Old City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and major tourist attraction

The Croatian economy has a stable functioning market economy which is one of the most advanced of South-Eastern Europe. International Monetary Fund data shows that Croatian nominal GDP stood at US$50.053 billion, or US$11,271 per capita, in 2007.[1] The IMF forecast for 2008 is US$54.950 billion, or US$12,374 per capita.[1] In purchasing power parity terms, total GDP was US$69.866 billion in 2007, equivalent to US$15,733 per capita.[1] For 2008, it is forecast to be US$74.419 billion, or US$16,758 per capita.[1] Economy of Croatia is service-based, with the service sector accounting for 67% of the total GDP. The Croatian preliminary 2007 GDP data put Croatian GDP at USD 68,208 billion, or just over USD 15,355 per capita (real income), putting Croatia ahead of the EU member states Romania... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 400 × 300 pixelsFull resolution (400 × 300 pixel, file size: 57 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 400 × 300 pixelsFull resolution (400 × 300 pixel, file size: 57 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Look up Dubrovnik in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... IMF redirects here. ... A regions gross domestic product, or GDP, is one of several measures of the size of its economy. ... PPP of GDP for the countries of the world (2003). ...


According to Eurostat data, Croatian PPS GDP per capita stood at 53.4 per cent of the EU average in 2007, and is forecast to reach 54.1 per cent in 2008.[7] Real GDP growth in 2007 was 6.0 per cent.[8] The average gross salary in 2007 was 6,634 kuna per month.[9] In 2007, the International Labour Organization-defined unemployment rate stood at 9.1 per cent, after falling steadily from 14.7 percent in 2002.[10] The registered unemployment rate is higher, though, standing at 14.7 percent in December 2007.[11] The Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat) is the statistical arm of the European Commission, producing data for the European Union and promoting harmonisation of statistical methods across the member states. ... The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that deals with labour issues. ... CIA figures for world unemployment rates, 2006 Unemployment is the state in which a person is without work, available to work, and is currently seeking work. ...


In 2007, 7.2 percent of economic output was accounted for by agriculture, 32.8 percent by industry and 60.7 percent by the service sector.[6] According to 2004 data, 2.7 percent of the workforce were employed in agriculture, 32.8 percent by industry and 64.5 in services.[6] The tertiary sector of industry, also called the service sector or the service industry, is one of the three main industrial categories of a developed economy, the others being the secondary industry (manufacturing and primary goods production such as agriculture), and primary industry (extraction such as mining and fishing). ...


The industrial sector is dominated by shipbuilding, food processing and the chemical industry. Tourism is a notable source of income during the summer, with over 10 million foreign tourists in 2006 generating a revenue of €8 billion.[12] Croatia is ranked as the 18th most popular tourist destination in the world.[12] In 2006 Croatia exported goods to the value of USD$10.4 billion (FOB) (US$19.7 billion including service exports).[12] Tourist redirects here. ... Look up fob, FOB in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Of particular concern is the backlogged judiciary system, combined with inefficient public administration, especially issues of land ownership and corruption. Another main problem includes the large and growing national debt which has reached over 30 billion dollars.[citation needed] In the law, the judiciary or judicial system is the system of courts which administer justice in the name of the sovereign or state, a mechanism for the resolution of disputes. ... Public Administration can be broadly described as the development, implementation and study of government policy. ...


The country has been preparing for membership in the European Union, its most important trading partner. In February 2005, the Stabilisation and Association Agreement with the EU officially came into force. International trade is the exchange of goods and services across international boundaries or territories. ... Stabilisation and Association process  SAp states SAp states and EU candidate countries EU candidate countries only  EU member states In talks with countries who have expressed the wish to join the European Union (EU), the EU typically concludes Association Agreements in exchange for commitments to political, economic, trade, or human...


Education

Main article: Education in Croatia

Primary education in Croatia starts at the age of six or seven and consists of eight grades. Secondary education is provided by gymnasiums and vocational schools. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The word rector (ruler, from the Latin regere) has a number of different meanings, but all of them indicate someone who is in charge of something. ... The University of Zagreb (Croatian Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Latin Universitas Studiorum Zagrabiensis) is the oldest Croatian university in continuous operation and also the oldest university in southeastern Europe. ... Zagreb University building Education in Croatia, like in many other Eastern European countries is vital in their economic success. ... A gymnasium (pronounced with or, in Swedish, as opposed to ) is a type of school providing secondary education in some parts of Europe, comparable to English Grammar Schools and U.S. High Schools. ... A vocational school, providing vocational education and also as referred to as a trade school or career college, and school is operated for the express purpose of giving its students the skills needed to perform a certain job or jobs. ...


Croatia has seven universities, the University of Zagreb, University of Split, University of Rijeka, University of Osijek, University of Zadar, University of Dubrovnik and the University of Pula. The University of Zagreb was founded in 1669 and is therefore the oldest in Southeastern Europe. There are also polytechnic higher education institutions. The University of Zagreb (Croatian Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Latin Universitas Studiorum Zagrabiensis) is the oldest Croatian university in continuous operation and also the oldest university in southeastern Europe. ... The University of Split (Croatian Sveučilište u Splitu) is a university located in Split, Croatia. ... The University of Rijeka (Croatian Sveučilište u Rijeci) is situated in the city of Rijeka with faculties also located in cities throughout the regions of Primorje, Istria and Lika. ... The Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek (Croatian ) is a university located in Osijek, Croatia. ... The University of Zadar (Croatian Sveučilište u Zadru, Latin Universitas Studiorum Jadertina) is a university located in Zadar, Croatia. ... The University of Dubrovnik (Croatian Sveučilište u Dubrovniku, Latin Universitas Studiorum Ragusina) is a university located in Dubrovnik, Croatia. ... The Balkans is the historic and geographic name used to describe southeastern Europe (see the Definitions and boundaries section below). ... The term polytechnic, from the Greek πολύ polú meaning many and τεχνικός tekhnikós meaning arts, is commonly used in many countries to describe an institution that delivers vocational or technical education and training, other countries do not use the term and use alternative terminology. ... The University of Cambridge is an institute of higher learning. ...


Transport

Croatian Railways headquarters in Zagreb
Main article: Transport in Croatia

Croatia has an extensive rail network, although due to historical circumstances, the Istria region is not accessible by train without passing through neighbouring Slovenia. Train services are operated by Croatian Railways (Croatian: Hrvatske željeznice). Major airports are located in in Zagreb, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik, Rijeka (on the island of Krk), Osijek, Bol, Lošinj and Pula. Croatia Airlines is the national airline and flag carrier. An extensive system of ferries, operated by Jadrolinija, serves Croatia's many islands and links coastal cities. Ferry services are also available to Italy. Croatian Railways, (Croatian Hrvatske Željeznice (HŽ)) is the national railway company of Croatia, formed after the dissolution of Yugoslavia. ... Location of Zagreb within Croatia Coordinates: , Country RC diocese 1094 Free royal city 1242 Unified 1850 Government  - Mayor Milan Bandić Area [1]  - Total 641. ... // There are international airports in Zagreb, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik and Rijeka (on the island of Krk). ... Croatian Railways, (Croatian Hrvatske Željeznice (HŽ)) is the national railway company of Croatia, formed after the dissolution of Yugoslavia. ... Zagreb Airport (IATA: ZAG, ICAO: LDZA), also known as Pleso Airport after the nearby suburb of Pleso, is the main international airport of Croatia. ... Zadar Airport (IATA: ZAD, ICAO: LDZD) is the airport serving Zadar, Croatia. ... Split KaÅ¡tela/Resnik Airport (IATA: SPU, ICAO: LDSP) is the airport serving Split and KaÅ¡tela in Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia. ... Dubrovnik Airport (IATA: DBV, ICAO: LDDU) is the international airport of Dubrovnik, Croatia. ... Rijeka Airport (IATA: RJK, ICAO: LDRI) is the airport serving Rijeka, Croatia. ... Location of Krk in Croatia Krk (Italian Veglia, Latin Curicta) is a Croatian island in the northern Adriatic Sea, located near Rijeka in the Bay of Kvarner and part of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar county. ... Osijek Airport (IATA: OSI, ICAO: LDOS) is the airport serving Osijek, Croatia. ... Bol Airport or Brač Airport (IATA: BWK, ICAO: LDSB) is an airport on the Croatian island of Brač, close to the town of Bol. ... Pula Airport (IATA: PUY, ICAO: LDPL) is the airport serving Pula, Croatia. ... Croatia Airlines Airbus A319-100 near a Nippon Cargo Airways 747, at Amsterdam (Schiphol) Airport, the Netherlands. ... National airlines redirects here. ... Jadrolinija is a Croatian sea shipping company founded in Rijeka on January 20, 1947. ...


Culture

Main article: Culture of Croatia
Arena, the Roman amphitheatre in Pula
Arena, the Roman amphitheatre in Pula

Croatian culture is the result of a thirteen century-long history which has seen the development of many cities and monuments. The country includes six World Heritage sites and eight national parks. Croatia is also the birthplace of a number of historical figures included among the notable people are three Nobel prize winners, and numerous inventors. The culture of Croatia has roots in a long history: the Croatian people have been inhabiting the area for thirteen centuries, but there are important remnants of the earlier periods still preserved in the country. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 2399 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Croatia Pula User talk:Cordless Larry Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 2399 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Croatia Pula User talk:Cordless Larry Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... Arena is the venetian name for the amphitheatre located in Pula, Croatia. ... For other uses, see Pula (disambiguation). ... The culture of Croatia has roots in a long history: the Croatian people have been inhabiting the area for thirteen centuries, but there are important remnants of the earlier periods still preserved in the country. ... The culture of Croatia has roots in a long history: the Croatian people have been inhabiting the area for thirteen centuries, but there are important remnants of the earlier periods still preserved in the country. ... The culture of Croatia has roots in a long history: the Croatian people have been inhabiting the area for thirteen centuries, but there are important remnants of the earlier periods still preserved in the country. ... The following is a list of prominent individuals who are Croatian people. ... The Nobel Prize (Swedish: ) was established in Alfred Nobels will in 1895, and it was first awarded in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace in 1901. ...


Some of the world's first fountain pens came from Croatia. Croatia also has a place in the history of clothing as the origin of the necktie (kravata). The country has a long artistic, literary and musical tradition. Also of interest is the diverse nature of Croatian cuisine. A fountain pen is a writing instrument, more specifically a pen, that contains a reservoir of water-based ink that is fed to a nib through a feed via a combination of gravity and capillary action. ... For the grappling position, see double collar tie. ... The culture of Croatia has roots in a long history: the Croatian people have been inhabiting the area for thirteen centuries, but there are important remnants of the earlier periods still preserved in the country. ... The music of Croatia, like the country itself, has three major influences: the influence of the Mediterranean especially present in the coastal areas, of the Balkans especially in the mountainous, continental parts, and of central Europe in the central and northern parts of the country. ... Croatian cuisine is heterogeneous and is therefore known as the cuisine of regions, since every region has its own distinct culinary traditions. ...


Sport

Main article: Sport in Croatia

Sports popular in Croatia include association football, tennis, basketball, waterpolo and handball. The Croatian national football team finished third in the 1998 FIFA World Cup. The country failed in its joint bid with Hungary to co-host the 2012 European Championships. Tennis player Goran Ivanišević is one of the country's most recognisable sportsmen, and won the 2001 men's singles title at Wimbledon. The national basketball team finished third at the 1994 FIBA World Championship, second at the 1992 Summer Olympics and third at EuroBasket 1993 and 1995. Since independence Croatia has been a fairly successful sporting country. ... “Soccer” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... This article is about the sport. ... Water polo is a team water sport, which can be best described as a combination of swimming, football (soccer), basketball, ice hockey, and wrestling. ... Handball is the name of several different sports: Team handball, or Olympic/European Handball is a game somewhat similar to association football, but the ball is played with the hand, not the foot. ... First international Croatia 2–1 U.S.A. (Zagreb, Croatia; 17 October 1990) (but see text) Biggest win Croatia 7–0 Australia (Zagreb, Croatia; 6 June 1998) Croatia 7–0 Andorra (Zagreb, Croatia; 7 October 2006) Biggest defeat Slovakia 4–1 Croatia (Bratislava, Slovakia; 20 April 1994 (but see text... 1998 World Cup redirects here. ... The UEFA Euro 2012, commonly referred to as Euro 2012, will be the 14th European Championship for national football teams sanctioned by UEFA. Poland and Ukraine will be the host nations of the final tournament, scheduled for the summer of 2012, following the election of their joint-bid by UEFA... Goran Å imun IvaniÅ¡ević [] (born in Split, September 13, 1971) is a former professional tennis player from Croatia. ... The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly referred to as Wimbledon, is the oldest major championship in tennis and is widely considered to be the most prestigious. ... The Croatian national basketball team represents Croatia at international tournaments. ... Official logo The 1994 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball competition hosted by Canada from August 4 to August 14, 1994. ... Final results for the Basketball competition at the 1992 Summer Olympics. ...  Yugoslavia  Lithuania  Croatia  Greece  Italy  Spain  Russia  France  Slovenia  Israel  Germany  Turkey  Finland  Sweden 1. ...


See also

Hvar Island
Hvar Island

Telephones - main lines in use: 1. ... Holidays in Croatia Note: Citizens of the Republic of Croatia that celebrate different religious holidays have the right not to work on those dates. ... For the Croatian army from 1944-1945, see Croatian Armed Forces. ... The main protected areas of Croatia are the eight national parks, the ten nature parks and two strict reserves. ... Tourism in Croatia is a well-developed industry as Croatia is an attractive tourist destination, particularly because of its extensive coastline and well-preserved coastal Renaissance towns. ... // There are international airports in Zagreb, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik and Rijeka (on the island of Krk). ... Since independence Croatia has been a fairly successful sporting country. ... Combatants Croatian military Paramilitary organisations Republic of Serb Krajina Army Yugoslav Peoples Army Bosnian Serb Army Republic of Serbia Paramilitary organisations Commanders Franjo Tuđman (President of Croatia) Anton Tus (Chief of Staff of Croatian Army 1991-1992) Janko Bobetko (Chief of Staff of Croatian Army 1992-1995) Atif... The following is a list of prominent individuals who are Croatian people. ... Law enforcement in Croatia is the responsibility of the Croatian police force, which is under the control of the Ministry of Interior. ... The following are international rankings of Croatia. ... The Banovina of Croatia (1939-1941). ...

References

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Further reading

  • Branka Magaš. "Croatia Through History: The Making of a Modern European State" Saqi. November 2007, 680pp.
  • Agičić et al., Povijest i zemljopis Hrvatske, priručnik za hrvatske manjinske škole (History and Geography of Croatia, a handbook for Croatian minority schools), Biblioteka Geographica Croatica, 292 pages, Zagreb:2000 (ISBN 953-6235-40-4) (Croatian)
  • Ivo Banac, The National Question in Yugoslavia: Origins, History, Politics Cornell University Press, 1984.
  • Mirjana Kasapovic (ur.), Hrvatska politika 1990.-2000. Zagreb: Hrvatska politologija 2001.
  • Pavol Demes and Joerg Forbrig (eds.), Reclaiming Democracy: Civil Society and Electoral Change in Central and Eastern Europe. German Marshall Fund, 2007. ISBN 978-80-969639-0-4
  • Sharon Fisher, Political Change in Post-Communist Slovakia and Croatia: From Nationalist to Europeanist. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006 ISBN 1 4039 7286 9

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The most prominent feature of Croatia's tourist industry is its Dalmatian coastline, which is indented with rocky cliffs, peninsulas and small inlets.
This, coupled with a welcoming and determined population, Mediterranean climate, scenic beauty and lush vegetation, is aiding Croatia's rise from the ashes of war into one of the world's tourist hotspots.
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The Battle of Mohács in 1526 led the Croatian Parliament to elect the Habsburgs to the throne of Croatia.
During this stage of the war, the independence of Croatia was recognized by the international community, while the Serbs proclaimed their own state, the Republic of Serbian Krajina, and by early 1992, troops were entrenched.
In the north and east it is continental, Mediterranean along the coast and a semi-highland and highland climate in the south-central region.
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