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Croatia is a European oasis of cultural and natural diversity.

On a relatively small area, you can find many different cultures, mentalities, dialects, climates, lifestyles, cuisines, cultural and historical heritage based on which Croatia has been dubbed ‘A Land of a Thousand Islands´ or `The Mediterranean as it Once was´.

Croatia`s climate varies based on the region, from mild continental, in the mountain region, sub-mountain and mountain, to Mediterranean in the coastal region and sub-Mediterranean in the outback.

Croatia is the best ecologically preserved area in Europe with the cleanest sea and the largest number of national parks and nature in relation to the size of the territory - a total of 8 national parks. The Plitvice Lakes National Park, included on UNESCO`s World Heritage List, is most certainly the best known.

Croatian traditional cuisine is based on Slavic cuisine with influences from the neighboring countries.

Croatia is also the home of the tie, gingerbread hearts, cheese and Pag lace.

General information

The average temperatures in the inland range from: 0 - 2ºC in January and 19 - 23ºC in August; and on the coast 6 - 11ºC in January to 21 - 27ºC in August. With an average of 2,600 sunny hours per year, the Adriatic coast is one of the sunniest in the Mediterranean, with sea temperature ranging between 25 - 27ºC.

Population: 4,447,000
Area: 56,542 km2
Density: 83 ppl/km2
Capital: Zagreb

Currency: kuna (1 kn = 100 lipa)
Coastline: 5835 km
Number of islands: 1185

Croatian heritage items included on UNESCO`s World Heritage List:

  • Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč
  • Diocletian's Palace in Split
  • Cities of Dubrovnik and Trogir
  • Cathedral in Šibenik

The most famous Croatian delicacies are:

  • Prosciutto
  • Oysters
  • Flan
  • Sausage
  • Pie

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