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About Croatia

Croatia is in global scale territorially small State. Although a small surface area, Croatia can boast of numerous natural resources, what they can boast of few country in the world.
For sure you have already heard about the hospitality of the people who live here, the delicious local specialities, a good party or for our warm, crystal clear water (a large number of beach has a prominent “blue flag” which symbolizes the sea of exceptional purity), our national parks (places with untouched natural beauties), cities with a rich historical and cultural heritage, or the idyllic villages out of a fairy tale.
Some of these resources are already world known and recognized natural and cultural heritage, and it is certain that Croatia still has a lot to show for it. Let us mention only that the UNESCO on the territory of the Republic of Croatia declared 7 monuments, parts of world cultural heritage.
Below we will try to get closer to at least a fraction of what You can offer Croatia, so first things first …

The geographical position of Croatia

The Republic of Croatia, geographically speaking, it belongs to the South-East Europe and the Mediterranean. The characteristic is the shape (for one shape of a bird with outstretched wings, for others has the shape of a croissant, for a third form of the Dragon), which is for the most part merits the rich history, marked by numerous wars (Croatia is located in an area of strategic importance).

Hrvatska - karta Total area of the REPUBLIC OF CROATIA’s territory includes 89 988 km2, of which 56 538 km2 is on land, and 33 450 sq km in the sea. It borders with Italy (sea border), Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina (with which has the longest border) and Montenegro.

What makes Croatia today is perhaps the most popular is her 5 835 km long coastline, which is one of the one of the most indented coastline in the world. For the mention is that Croatia has 1185 Islands, of which 67 inhabited, and some of them are also famous tourist destinations. There certainly are among Brac, Cres, Krk, Hvar, Korcula, Mljet, Murter, Pag, Rab, Vis, Solta and many others.


Croatia has a pleasant climate, where the influences of the continental and Mediterranean climate. In the kontinentalnome part of the characteristic are very pronounced all four seasons (winter temperatures range from-5 to 5 degrees, the summer from 25 to 33 degrees Celsius).
In the priobalnome area expressed are long and warm summer, humid and short winter. Summer temperatures are between 27 and 34 degrees, winter of 6 to 11. The sea temperature in summer is ideal if you are looking for refreshment, and ranges between 25 and 27 degrees Celsius.

With favorable conditions, such as air, vegetation, natural ambience, clear and blue sea, numerous beaches and accessibility-an attractive force of our areas stand out and the beauty of coastal and island towns and settlements (Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Šibenik, Rovinj, Pula and others), numerous cultural monuments, as well as other interesting forms of human creativity in the course of history.

The Croatian population

Croatia is the home for more than 4,381,350 inhabitants, of which 779,145 lives in Zagreb (the capital city and the administrative, cultural, academic and communication centre of the country). Of the total population, 80% of the inhabitants of Croatia are Croats. The rest of 20% are Serbs, Bosniaks, Hungarians, Italians and 18 of other nationalities.
The official language in Croatia is Croatian, and the official letter of the Roman alphabet. The vast majority of the population are of the Catholic religion, while a smaller part of the make up of Orthodox Christians and Muslims.

In Croatia, occupies a special place in the company of the sport. Namely, the Croats are known as top athletes. Except football where we have been for years among the 10 world superpower will mention and others. Our handball and water polo team, traditionally in every competition, are the main favourites to win the highest medals. There are also Goran Ivanišević, Janica Kostelic, Sandra Perkovic, Blanka Vlašić, never prežaljeni Drazen Petrovic and many others which are inscribed the name of Croatia on the world map of world-class sport.

As for social planning, we should remember that Croatia is a relatively young Republic with democratic arrangement, pluralist, parliamentary system, based on demokršćanskim principles.

When we talk about Croatia as a free and independent country, we have to mention one, the not-so-pristine part of Croatian history, whose consequences they feel sadly, even today. By that we mean the war of independence which was during the years in the ‘ 90s, he took numerous lives. Is a part of the Croatian Homeland War history in which the majority of Croatians are very proud. Although the war took a number of victims that we will never forget, in which many Croats lost their loved ones, Croatia won, successfully defending it in front of the onslaught of aggressors and became an independent, free and independent State.

Today’s opportunities in the Republic of Croatia marks the big economic crisis that is a consequence of the global recession, in part, a part of poor governance (corruption), and partly due to massive losses and destruction in the war.

Despite all the adversities, the Croatian society slowly rises and progresses. From 1 July 2013. Croatia became a full member of the European Union, which is evidence of social and cultural progress, and a symbol of “opening the door” to all current and future members of the European Union.

As a nation, the Croats are known for their warmth and hospitality, and when you arrive you will find interlocutors at most if you get him alone (except in English, of course) in English, Italian and German language.

When you arrive in Croatia, we strongly recommend you to try some of the famous local specialties from gourmets.

In Croatia, it is polite to shake hands at the meeting and the code greeting each other on the way out. Smoking is allowed almost everywhere, except in public transport and in most public institutions. In some catering facilities are separated by special zones for smokers, and the labels are visible signs.
As far as behavior on beaches, topless sunbathing is acceptable on almost all beaches, while Nudism is allowed solely on the marked for that region. On the beaches are available for a wide variety of entertainment facilities, and sometimes also include water sports and fun on the water.
As for the price, Croatia is known for pretty reasonable prices.

Croatia in brief

hrvatska Number of inhabitants: 4,381,352
Area: 89 988 sq km (56,538 sq km land, 33 450 km2 of sea)
Density: flat 83./km2
System of Government: multi-party parliamentary Republic
Religion: Christianity-89.7% Roman Catholics
Capital city: Zagreb
Currency: Kuna (1.00 KN= ~ 0.13 €)
Time zone: GMT + 1
Official language: Croatian
Coastline: 5,835 km
Number of Islands: 1,185

Croatia will certainly not leave you indifferent, and his varied, wide range we guarantee you that you will find something for themselves whether you’re looking for a quieter, family vacations or a wild party or perhaps a luxury surrounded by nature or are you looking for an active vacation or looking for a place to vacation on a secluded, or something in between. Croatia is today one of the most popular holiday countries and for sure you will not be the only one who will from Croatia to take unforgettable memories.