Welcome to Croatia. It is a country with cultural heritage, gastro offer, national parks, it is a country with a clear sea and friendly people. To discover its beauties, you have to come.
How do you know about Croatia?
The mainland covers 56,594 km²and the surface of the territorial sea is 21,851 km².
The population of Croatia is 4.6 million.
King Tomislav was the first Croatian king. He was crowned in 925 A.D.
Croatia was a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and in 1918, Croatia joined Serbia and Slovenia and they formed a kingdom, known as Yugoslavia.
After the World War II, Yugoslavia became a Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Croatia declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1991.
Zagreb is the capital of Croatia, but the first capital was Nin.
Croatian Slavoljub Penkala invented a mechanical pencil in 1906. He called it” Penkala”. His patent was registered in 35 countries.
In Krapina, near Zagreb, professor Dragutin Gorjanovic Kramberger discovered the richest collection of remains of Neanderthal people.
Croatian currency is “Kuna”, in english ” marten”.
In Croatian, the country name is Hrvatska and the language is hrvatski.
Croatia has 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Croatia enjoys 2,715 hours of sunshine a year.
Croatia has over 1000 islands, isles and inlets and just 66 of them are inhabited.
Croatia has an unknown number of dialects. It is difficult to understand each other.
The hit HBO series Game of Thrones was filmed on the Dalmatian coast in Split and Dubrovnik.
The fortified walls of Dubrovnik are the most preserved fortification system in Europe.
In Ston, southern Croatia you can find the longest fortification walls in Europe over 5 kms.
The amphitheatre in Pula, (Istria ) is one of only 3 preserved amphitheatres in the world. It was used for gladiator fights. It is also the 6th largest amphitheatre in the existence.
The sea organ is the first pipe organ that is played by the sea’s rhythmic waves. It is in Zadar, on the Dalmatian Coast.
The oldest university in Croatia is the University of Zagreb. It is established in 1669.
The most famous beach (Zlatni rat) in all of Croatia is the beach in Bol, on the island of Brac.
The eighth deepest cave in the world is in Croatia. It is Lukina cave with 1,392 m of deep and lays in the National Park of Sjeverni Velebit, 1,475 m above sea level.
On the mountain Vidova Gora, located on the Island of Brac is the peak Sutvid. Sutvid is the highest peak in the Adriatic Islands.
Town of Zadar keeps the title of the best sunset in the world. It was the opinion of Alfred Hitchcock. He said: ‘Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world, more beautiful than the one in Key West, Florida’.
The Rijeka Carnival is not only the biggest in Croatia but also one of the most popular carnivals in Europe.
Wine is produced in Croatia thanks to the influence of Greeks.
In 1960, National Park of Paklenica was filmed the movie about the fictional Native American hero Winnetou.
Almost 10% of Croatia is covered with 11 nature parks, eight national parks and two nature reserves.
One third of Croatia is covered in forest.
The highest peak in Croatia is called Dinara.
From the 9th century Croatians used their own Glagolitic script. It was used parallel with Latin script until the 18th century.
The largest island of Croatia is Krk (near Rijeka), with a land area of 462 sq km.
Do You know the movie 101 Dalmatians? That breed of dog is named after the south coastal region of Dalmatia.
But, that is not the only Croatian dog breed. There is also Croatian sheep Dog, hrvatski tornjak.
The necktie was invented in Croatia and it is known as ‘kravata.
Picigin is a traditional ball game from Croatia that is played on the beach. It is an amateur sport played in shallow water consisting of players keeping a small ball from touching the water. Every summer on the beach Bačvice in Split, you can see the boys and girls playing picigin.
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