Official English Name: Republic of Croatia
Official Local Name(s): Republika Hrvatska
Common English Name: Croatia
Capital: Zagreb

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Official Language(s)

Croatian
Secondary Languages: Serbian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Albanian

Resources

Oil, Coal, Bauxite, Low-grade iron ore, Calcium, Gypsum, Natural asphalt, Silica, Mica, Clays, Salt, Hydropower

Neighbors

Bosnia and Herzegovina (East and South), Montenegro (Southeast), Slovenia (North), Hungary (Northeast), Serbia (East)

Ethnic groups

Croat (90.42%), Serb (4.36%), Bosniak (0.73%), Italian (0.42%), Albanian (0.41%)

People

Est. Population:

4,313,707

Demonym:

Croat
Croatian

Religions:

Roman Catholic (86.3%)
Orthodox Christian(4.4%)
Muslim (1.5%)

Largest City:

Zagreb (688,163)

Other Cities:

Split (167,121)
Rijeka (128,384)

Geography

Region:

Southeastern Europe

Bodies of Water:

Atlantic Ocean (West)

Total Area:

56,594 km2 (98.9% land, 1.1% water)

Total Land:

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 Disasters

Earthquakes

Government

Type:

Parliamentary Democracy

Heads of State:

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Andrej Plenković

Admin. Divisions

20 Counties

Independence:

25 June 1991 (from Yugoslavia)

Nat'l Symbol:

Red-white checkerboard

Nat'l Anthem:

Lijepa naša domovino

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$21,600 (USD)

Currency

kn (Kuna)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = kn (Kuna)6.36

Communication

Internet Code

.hr

Telephone Code

+385

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Cultural Notes

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

Sources

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