What is Croatia?

  • (noun): A republic in the western Balkans in south-central Europe in the eastern Adriatic coastal area; formerly part of the Habsburg monarchy and Yugoslavia; became independent in 1991.
    Synonyms: Republic of Croatia, Hrvatska


Croatia (i/kroʊˈeɪʃə/ kroh-AY-shə; Croatian: Hrvatska ), officially the Republic of Croatia (Croatian: Republika Hrvatska listen), is a unitary democratic parliamentary republic in Europe at the crossroads of Central Europe, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean. Its capital and largest city is Zagreb. The country is divided into 20 counties and the city of Zagreb. Croatia covers 56,594 square kilometres (21,851 square miles) and has diverse, mostly continental and Mediterranean climates. Croatia's Adriatic Sea coast contains more than a thousand islands. The country's population is 4.29 million, most of whom are Croats, with the most common religious denomination being Roman Catholicism.

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... municipality 18 Naxos Greece 428 18,000 Naxos 19 Zakynthos Greece 406 39,000 Zakynthos 20 Cres Croatia 406 3,184 Cres 21 Krk Croatia 406 17,860 Krk 22 Brac Croatia 395 14,031 Supetar 23 Andros Greece 380 10,00 ...
Croatia - Culture - Sports
... Main article Sport in Croatia There is more than 400 thousand active sportspeople in Croatia ... Croatia hosted several major sport competitions, including the 2009 World Men's Handball Championship, the 2007 World Table Tennis Championships, the ... Medals won by Croatia at the Olympics Olympic Games Olympic medals Gold Silver Bronze 1992 Albertville 1992 ... Barcelona 1994 ... Lillehammer 1996 ... Atlanta 1998 ... Nagano 0. 2000 ...