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The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became a federal independent communist state under the strong hand of Marshal TITO. Although Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it took four years of sporadic, but often bitter, fighting before occupying Serb armies were mostly cleared from Croatian lands, along with a majority of Croatia’s ethnic Serb population. Under UN supervision, the last Serb-held enclave in eastern Slavonia was returned to Croatia in 1998. The country joined NATO in April 2009 and the EU in July 2013.

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Croatia
www.croatia.hr/en
The Best of Croatia...
Croatia's Most Popular Sights...
Here is a list of some of the most interesting and visited places. Cities or areas listed will always have more than just one thing see and do. With the popular cities or areas we list some of the best known, which should go on everyone’s, must see list when they visit.  
  • Zlatni Rat-Bol on Brač.
  • Dubrovnik
  • Hvar
  • Kornati Islands
  • Korcula
  • Plitvice Lakes
  • Pula
  • Rovinj
  • Split
  • Zagreb
  • Zadar

Flag_of_CroatiaRegions of Croatia… 

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Bjelovar-Bilogora
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Brod-Posavina
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Dubrovnik-Neretva
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Istria
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Karlovac
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Koprivnica-Križevci
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Krapina-Zagorje
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Lika-Senj
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Međimurje
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Osijek-Baranja
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Požega-Slavonia
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Primorje-Gorski Kotar
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Šibenik-Knin
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Sisak-Moslavina
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Split-Dalmatia
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Varaždin
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Virovitica-Podravina
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Vukovar-Syrmia
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Zadar
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Zagreb County
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City of Zagreb
 

 Country Information...
 
Capital Zagreb
Largest City Zagreb
Government parliamentary democracy
Currency kuna (HRK)
Area 56,542 sq km ranked 126th
Population 4,313,707 (July 2016 est.) ranked 127th
Language Croatian (official) 95.6%, Serbian 1.2%, other 3% (including Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, and Albanian), unspecified 0.2% (2011 est.)
Ethnic Groups Croat 90.4%, Serb 4.4%, other 4.4% (including Bosniak, Hungarian, Slovene, Czech, and Roma), unspecified 0.8% (2011 est.)
Religion Roman Catholic 86.3%, Orthodox 4.4%, Muslim 1.5%, other 1.5%, unspecified 2.5%, not religious or atheist 3.8% (2011 est.)
Electricity 230V, 50Hz (European plug)
Country code +385
Internet TLD .hr
Time Zone (UTC+1)
Drives on the Right
Anthem Lijepa naša domovino “Our Beautiful Homeland”
President Zoran Milanovic
Prime Minister Andrej Plenković
Holidays and Observances in Croatia in 2020
Date   Name Type
Jan 1 Wednesday New Year’s Day National holiday
Jan 6 Monday Epiphany National holiday
Jan 7 Tuesday Orthodox Christmas Day Optional holiday
Mar 20 Friday March Equinox Season
Apr 12 Sunday Easter Sunday National holiday
Apr 13 Monday Easter Monday National holiday
May 1 Friday Labor Day / May Day National holiday
May 24 Sunday Ramadan Bayram Optional holiday
May 30 Saturday Statehood Day National holiday
Jun 11 Thursday Corpus Christi National holiday
Jun 20 Saturday June Solstice Season
Jun 22 Monday Day of Antifascist Struggle National holiday
Jun 25 Thursday Independence Day Observance
Jul 31 Friday Kurban Bayram Optional holiday
Aug 5 Wednesday Homeland Thanksgiving Day National holiday
Aug 15 Saturday Assumption of Mary National holiday
Sep 19 Saturday Rosh Hashana Optional holiday
Sep 22 Tuesday September Equinox Season
Sep 28 Monday Yom Kippur Optional holiday
Nov 1 Sunday All Saints’ Day National holiday
Nov 18 Wednesday Remembrance Day National holiday
Dec 21 Monday December Solstice Season
Dec 25 Friday Christmas Day National holiday
Dec 26 Saturday St Stephen’s Day National holiday