Croatia

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Croatia on World Map

Continent – Europe

Region – Central Europe

Size – 56,542 km²

Geography – flat plains, low mountains and highlands

Language – Croatian, Serbian

Religion – 88% Catholic, 4% Orthodox, 1% Muslim, 1% 6% none

Monetary Unit – Kuna

Natural Resources – oil, some coal, bauxite, low-grade iron ore, calcium, gypsum, natural asphalt, silica, mica, clays, salt, hydropower

Agriculture – wheat, corn, sugar beets, sunflower seed, barley, alfalfa, clover, olives, citrus, grapes, soybeans, potatoes; livestock, dairy products

Industry – chemicals and plastics, machine tools, fabricated metal, electronics, pig iron and rolled steel products, aluminum, paper, wood products, construction materials, textiles, shipbuilding, petroleum and petroleum refining, food and beverages, tourism

Croatia Map

Neighbouring Countries – Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro

Population – 4,470,534 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – -0.03%

Average Life Expectancy – 74.9

Capital City – Zagreb (795,505)

Highest Mountain – Dinara (1830 m)

Longest River – Sava (945 km [total length])

Climate – Mediterranean, hot dry summers 18°C to 29°C cool winters 6°C to 14°C

Yearly Rainfall – 150 cm (approx)

 

Plant Life – trees, ferns, flowers, mosses

Animal Life – deer, brown bears, rabbits, fox, wild boar

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Croatia. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/croatia.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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