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General facts

Population: 4.28 million

Capital: Zagreb

Official language: Croatian

Currency: Croatian Kuna

Religion: Roman Catholic

Motto: Bog I HrvatiEnglish (“God and the Croats”) – unofficial motto

National Anthem: Lijepa naša domovino

Interesting facts

  • Croatia is situated in south-east Europe and is bordered by the Adriatic Sea, Hungary, Slovenia, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • The highest point in Croatia is Dinara Peak with the lowest point being the Adriatic Sea.
  • Dubrovnik, which can be found almost at the most southern point of Croatia, is known as the Pearl of the Adriatic.
  • Dalmatian dogs were named after Dalmatia which is situated on the south coast of Croatia.

 

More obscurely, did you know...

  • Croatia invented the necktie; the word ‘cravat’ derives from ‘Croat’.
  • It has the world’s smallest town, Hum, with a population of 23 people!
  • The Croatian currency is named after a rodent, the Kuna! This means marten in English.