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Croatia is an ancient land, and since the seventh century has been known as the Land of Thousand Lakes. Over the centuries, and well into the 20th century, Croatia was a land torn by poverty, strife and war, but today has a very bright future. Croatia has earned a well-deserved reputation as a leading destination for medical travelers, due to its high-tech and highly regarded medical care services. Visitors traveling to Croatia also enjoy beautiful beaches, rugged mountain ranges, and ancient cities.
In the capital city is Zagreb, visitors find a unique combination of modern technology and ancient history. The city offers visitors and Old World sense of place, lined with cobblestone streets and filled with medieval style architecture.
Croatia used to be part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and shaped like a backwards C, is bordered by Slovenia to its northwest, Hungary to its northeast, and Bosnia and Herzegovina on its southern borders. Croatia's western coastline is nestled along the Adriatic Sea
Population and Language
The main language spoken in Croatia is Croatia, although inhabitants throughout the country also speak Serbian, Czech, Slovak, Italian and German languages and dialects. Ethnic groups in Croatia include Croatians, at nearly 90% population, as well as Serbs and other ethnic groups including Czechs, Hungarian, Bosniak and Rome people.
The most common religion practiced in Croatia is Roman Catholic, followed by Orthodox, and then Christian denominations. A very small percentage of the Croatians are Muslims.
Major Cities and Tourist Destinations
Zagreb is the capital city of Croatia, with a population of approximately 685,000 individuals. The city of Zagreb, due to its history, will keep visitors busy for hours viewing landmarks, museums, and ancient architecture. While in Zagreb, visit the Zagreb Cathedral, the Maksimir, St. Mark’s Church and the Sabor, the Croatian parliament building.
While in Croatia, visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, home to 16 lakes and waterfalls, and some of the most beautiful views and sites in the world. Kornati National Park, an archipelago of nearly 90 islands, offers a unique travel experience for visitors. Those who like hiking and the outdoors will enjoy Velebit mountain range, and home to two national parks. The city of Dubrovnik is one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe and the Franciscan Monastery and the Maritime Museum are must-sees for history buffs.
Other interesting sites and things to do in Croatia in code but are not limited to:
- Diocletian’s Palace, nearly 2,000 years old (a UNESCO Heritage Site)
- The Cathedral of St. James in Šibenik
- Spending a day touring the old city of Dubrovnik
- Checking out the waterfalls at Krka national Park
- Visiting the Roman ruins of the Pula Amphitheater
The climate in Croatia varies depending on geographic location, but summers are generally warm and dry, all winters are damp and snowy. In the summertime, temperatures average 23°C, and in wintertime, temperatures average 2°C.
The main currency of Croatia is the Kuna. Croatia is still recovering from the devastation of the war that rocked this country in the early 1990s, but today enjoys a steady growth in her GDP, thanks to tourism. The approximately GDP of Croatia is just under U.S. $80 billion, and the country relies heavily on industries such as chemicals and plastics, steel products, construction materials, and textiles. Agriculture focuses mainly on wheat, barley and corn crops, as well as vegetables and fruits, and some livestock and dairy products. Croatia exports approximately U.S. $13 billion a year mainly in textiles, machinery, and transport equipment. The country imports approximately U.S. $23 billion a year, mainly in fuels, food, machinery and transport and electrical equipment
Croatia is a beautiful country, and to see it properly, car hires are recommended, giving travelers the opportunity to take their time when sightseeing and traveling between major cities. Croatia also provides numerous airports and just under 3,000 kilometers of railways. Major airports in Croatia include the Dubrovnik Airport in Dubrovnik, the Zagreb Airport in Zagreb, and the Pula Airport in Pula.
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