CROATIA IN A NUTSHELL
WHERE IS CROATIA LOCATED IN THE WORLD?
Croatia is an Adriatic, Mediterranean, Danube region, Central and Southeastern European country. The Republic of Croatia/ Republika Hrvatska/ borders 6 other countries, Italy on the south, Hungary on the north and 4 former Yugoslav Republics: Slovenia on the west, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina on the east, Monte Negro on the southeast.
WHAT IS… WHERE IS…? UNDERSTANDING REGIONS AND COUNTIES.
As we have learned where is Croatia on the map of the world, now we could learn more about Croatia’s parts. You have probably heard about Dalmatia, Istria, Slavonia and Baranja and you are slightly confused what are these terms about. So, let’s make it clear and simple.
Regions and counties of Croatia are geographically and historically intertwined and follow relief elements.
CENTRAL CROATIA COUNTIES:
Bjelovar-Bilogora, Karlovac, Koprivnica-Krizevci, Krapina-Zagorje, Medimurje, Sisak-Moslavina, Varazdin, Zagreb country
EASTERN CROATIA COUNTIES:
Also Slavonia, Baranja and Syrmia regions – Brod-Posavina, Osijek-Baranja, Pozega-Slavonia, Virovitica-Podravina, Vukovar-Syrmia
HIGHLAND CROATIA COUNTIES:
Lika-Senj, Primorje-Gorski Kotar (also Northern Croatian Coastline)
Dalmatia – North Dalmatia covers Zadar and Sibenik-Knin counties, Central Dalmatia covers Split-Dalmatia and South Dalmatia covers Dubrovnik-Neretva county
THE CAPITAL OF CROATIA:
CLIMATE IN CROATIA:
Mediterranean and Continental
The official language is CROATIAN which belongs to south Slavic group of languages
4,2 mil people
Croatian Kuna (HRK)
Croatia is one of the richest European country in biodiversity, thanks to its specific geographical position.
Croatian flora consists of almost 9,000 species and subspecies, of which 526 are endemic and 1,088 protected. Fauna consists of 23,876 species and subspecies, of which 565 are endemic and 1,624 protected.
National and nature parks cover 9.1% of the country.
Croatia is abundant within an an extraordinary diversity of culture, influenced through history by other cultures such as Mediterranean, Central European, Oriental and other, which resulted in 3 specific regions: Adriatic, Pannonian and Dinaric cultures.