Where is Croatia?

Located in Southeastern Europe on the Adriatic Sea, Croatia has a 2,237.00 km border with Bosnia and Herzegovina (956 km), Hungary (348 km), Montenegro (19 km), Serbia (314 km) and Slovenia (600 km). It has a 5,835.00 km coastline. Croatia has a dispute with Bosnia and Herzegovina concerning small sections of maritime access. Disputes with Slovenia also exist.

Croatia is a European country covering 56,594.00 km2 of which 1.10% is water and 55,974.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 71st smallest country in the world and slightly smaller than West Virginia. Its geographic coordinates are 45 10 N, 15 30 E and Zagreb is the capital city.

The name Croatia derives from the Croats, a Slavic tribe who migrated to the Balkans in 7th century AD.

Its ISO code is HR.

Geography

Croatia has a mean elevation of 331 m above sea level.

It has both a Meditterean and a continental climate with the continental climate more prominent. Its terrain is diverse, with flat plains, low mountains, and some highlands.

Population

Croatia has a population of 4,313,707 making it the 127th largest in the world. The majority of the population lives in the northern part of the country.

Croatian is the official language. The major ethnic groups are Croat, Serb, and other. The majority of the population is Roman Catholic.

The dialing code for the country is 385.

Government

Croatia is an independent country. It became independent with the dissolution of Yugoslavia in 1991. Its constitution was last ratified in 1990.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Croatia's GDP is $94,240,000,000.00 (USD) with $22,400.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 84th largest economy and its citizens the 77th richest in the world. The currency of Croatia is the Kuna (HRK).

Its major export partners are Italy, Slovenia, and Germany. Its main exports are transport equipment, machinery, textiles, and chemicals. Its major import partners are Germany, Italy, and Slovenia. Its major imports include machinery, transport and electrical equipment, chemicals, fuels, and lubricants.

This page was last modified on December 15th, 2017