21,831 sq mi (56,542 sq km)
Population (2009 est.):
Capital and largest city (2003 est.):
Zagreb - 685,500
Other large cities:
Split - 173,600; Rijeka - 142,500; Osijek - 89,600
Croatian 96% (official), other 4% (including Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, German)
Roman Catholic 88%, Orthodox 4%, Muslim 1%, other Christian less than 1%, none 5%
GMT+1; DST: GMT+2 (from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October)
AC 230V/50Hz; European plugs with two round pins are the standard
Croatia is a country in the south-central Europe, on the east side of the Adriatic Sea, surrounded by Slovenia to the northwest, Hungary to the north, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the southeast, Serbia in the east, and Montenegro to the south.
Croatia has a diverse terrain that divides the country into three regions:
Lowland Croatia (Nizinska Hrvatska), with plains, lakes and rolling hills situated in the continental north and northeast, Mountainish Croatia (Gorska Hrvatska), characterized by densely wooded mountains, and Littoral Croatia (Primorska Hrvatska) - the rocky coastlines on the Adriatic Sea.
Croatia's main tourist attractions are: its over 1700 km (1,056 miles) long, beautiful coastline,
mild Mediterranean climate and picturesque historic cities.
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