Republic of Croatia is located in the southeast of the European Continent, with a population of 4,480,043, making it the 123rd
largest national population. Its capital and largest city is
Zagreb with a total population of 1,110,517. The country
encompasses 56,542 square kilometers making it the 126th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with Hungary,
Serbia and Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Adriatic Sea and Slovenia.

President Ivo Jospovic is recognized as the chief of state and achieves that status through popular vote, holds that position for
a five year term and is eligible for a second term. Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic is recognized as the Head of Government
and, along with 1st Deputy Prime Minister Radimir Cacic and Deputy Prime Ministers Neven Mimica, Branko G
rcic and
Milanka Opacic
, achieves that status as the leader of the majority party or the leader of the majority coalition who is usually
appointed prime minister by the president, who in turn appoints the deputy prime ministers who are then approved by the
Assembly. Its form of government is a presidential/ parliamentary democracy and they celebrate the creation of their
constitution on 22nd of December 1990.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Croatian, Serbian, other and undesignated language. It counts among its
major religions Roman Catholic, Orthodox, other Christian, Muslim other and unspecified faiths and none. As sources of mass
communication it has 16 AM, 98 FM, 5 Short Wave and 30 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Dinara, its highest point at 1,830 meters and Adriatic Sea, its lowest point at 0 meters. Its
principal waterway is the Dalmatian Coast of the Adriatic Sea, which measures 5,835 kilometers of coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are chemicals and plastics, machine tools,
fabricated metal, electronics, pig iron and rolled steel products, aluminum, paper, wood products, construction materials,
textiles, ship building, petroleum and petroleum products, food and beverage and tourism. Its official currency is the Croatian

Here’s something you may not know about Croatia. The Dalmatian breed of dog originated on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia.
Ancient Amphitheater
near Pula
Dalmatian Kornat chain
Castle of Trogir
Dalmatian Coast-
Croatia's principle
Dubrovnik on the
Adriatic Sea- Croatia's
lowest point
Mirna Valley
Old Croatian fisherman
on the Dalmatian coast
The Eye from Mount
Mount Dinara-
Croatia's highest point
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The Funicular at
Zagreb- Croatia's
capital and largest city
Zrmanja Canyon near
Updated 04 September 2012
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
Less than 0.1% (2009 est.)

ess than 1,000

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Croatian folk musicians
in traditional dress
Janjetina Pilav- a
traditional Croatian
dish of lamb and rice
Slavonski Brod on the
Sava River on the
Croatian border with
Medvedgrad Fortress
in the Medvednica
Mountains near Zagreb
Beli Manastir on
Croatia's border with
Cakovec- Croatia's
northernmost point on
the border with
Cape Ostro- Croatia's
southernmost point on
the border with
Danube River-
Croatia's easternmost
point across from
Backa Palanka, Serbia
Savudrija- Croatia's
westernmost point on
Adriatic Sea