Republic of Croatia

Republika Hrvatska

 

Island of Brač   -   Seafood   -   Amphitheater Pula   -   Krka Waterfalls   -   Korčula   -   Maraschino Cherry Licor    -   Hvar   -   Diocletian's Palace in Split   -   Plitvice Lakes National Park   -   Dubrovnik                                   

CAPITAL

Zagreb

45°49′N 15°59′E

LANGUAGE

Official and national language:

Croatian 

POPULATION

April 2018 - 4,198,814

AREA

56,594 km2

CURRENCY

Kuna

World Heritage Sites

10

Croatian National Tourism Board

 
 
 

The Republic of Croatia is located on the Adriatic Sea and situated at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe. Zagreb is Croatia’s capital city and forms one of the country's primary subdivisions, along with twenty other counties.

It is distinguished by its medieval Gornji Grad and diverse museums. In cultural terms, Croatia leaves nothing to be desired with numerous attractions throughout. Croatia is a treasury - whose rich cultural heritage is not only to be found in the many museums, galleries and churches. Every little walk through the historic streets of the Mediterranean villages becomes an immersion in the millennial rich and glorious history. The major coastal city Dubrovnik has massive 16th-century walls encircling an Old Town with Gothic and Renaissance buildings. The Diocletian's Palace is an ancient palace built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian at the turn of the fourth century AD. Today it forms about half the old town of Split. Hvar is best known for its beaches and the 13th-century fortress and the renaissance-era Hvar Cathedral. The more than 1,000 islands off the coast of Croatia inspire more and more visitors year by year with a variety of landscapes and paradisiacal bathing and water sports.The deep blue Adriatic Sea with its spectacular beaches and huge mountain ranges in the background offers a postcard-like panorama. Croatia is also home to numerous natural and national parks. The Plitvice Lakes National Park is a forest reserve that has 16 terraced lakes and waterfalls and the Krka National Park is flanked by watermills and has 7 stunning waterfalls.