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Croatia - Facts and Information

Guest Author - Lisa Shea

Short Name: Croatia

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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Outline map courtesy of WorldAtlas.com.


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