Croatia - Facts and Information
Long Name: Republic of Croatia
Short Name (local): Hrvatska
Long Name (local): Republika Hrvatska
Member of European Union: No
International Dialing Code: +385
Capital City: Zagreb
National Tourist Office: Croatian National Tourist Board
Foreign Embassies in Croatia: Australia | Canada | U.K. | U.S.
Embassies and Visa Information: In Australia | In Canada | In the U.K. | In the U.S.
Nationality: Noun - Croat(s), Croatian(s), Adjective - Croatian
Government Type: Presidential/parliamentary democracy
Ethnic Groups: Croat 89.6%, Serb 4.5%, Bosniak 0.5%, Hungarian 0.4%, Slovene 0.3%, Czech 0.2%, Roma 0.2%, Albanian 0.1%, Montenegrin 0.1%, others 4.1% (2001)
Religions: Roman Catholic 87.8%, Orthodox 4.4%, Muslim 1.3%, Protestant 0.3%, others and unknown 6.2% (2001)
Languages: Croatian 96%, other 4% (including Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, and German)
Monetary Unit: 1 kuna = 100 lipa
Area: 56,542 sq km – slightly smaller than West Virginia
Climate: Mediterranean and continental; continental climate predominant with hot summers and cold winters; mild winters, dry summers along coast
Population: 4,496,869 (July 2004 est.)
Sex Ratio: 0.92 male(s)/female (2004 est.)
Median Age: 39.7 years, male 37.7 years, female 41.5 years (2004 est.)
Life Expectancy: 74.14 years, male 70.21 years, female 78.29 years (2004 est.)
Population Growth Rate: -0.02% (2004 est.)
Net Migration Rate: 1.58 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Unemployment Rate: 19.5% (2003)
Gross National Income: US$5,350 (2003, World Bank)
Export Commodities: Transport equipment, textiles, chemicals, foodstuffs, fuels
Export Partners: Italy 26.1%, Bosnia and Herzegovina 14.6%, Germany 12%, Slovenia 8.3%, Austria 7.9% (2003 est.)
Import Commodities: Machinery, transport and electrical equipment, chemicals, fuels and lubricants, foodstuffs
Import Partners: Italy 17.9%, Germany 15.7%, Slovenia 7.4%, Austria 6.6%, France 5.3%, Russia 4.7% (2003 est.)
Natural Resources: Oil, some coal, bauxite, low-grade iron ore, calcium, gypsum, natural asphalt, silica, mica, clays, salt, hydropower
Public Television: Croatian TV
Public Radio: Croatian Radio
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