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About Croatia in detail
Where is Croatia?
Croatia, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 45 48 N 16 00 E otherwise in Europe, in Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia.
What is the capital of Croatia?
The capital city of Croatia is: Zagreb.
What is the time in Zagreb?
It is 6 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Zagreb is: UTC+1.
What is the Internet code for Croatia?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Croatia is: .hr
What is the size of Croatia?
The territory of Croatia is total: 56,594 sq km; land: 55,974 sq km, water: 620 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Croatia is slightly smaller than West Virginia.
If we would like to walk around and discover Croatia, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 2,237 km.
What is the water coverage of Croatia?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Croatia is covered by water (see below), and this includes 5,835 km (mainland 1,777 km, islands 4,058 km) coastline.
What is the climate like in Croatia?
The climate of Croatia is Mediterranean and continental: continental climate predominant with hot summers and cold winters: mild winters, dry summers along coast.
Geographical data of Croatia
The elevation of Croatia; mean elevation: 331 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Adriatic Sea 0 m, highest point: Dinara 1,831 m.
The typical geographical details of Croatia include geographically diverse; flat plains along Hungarian border, low mountains and highlands near Adriatic coastline and islands.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Croatia is controls most land routes from Western Europe to Aegean Sea and Turkish Straits; most Adriatic Sea islands lie off the coast of Croatia - some 1,200 islands, islets, ridges, and rocks.
Resources and land use of Croatia
The country’s main mined products are oil, some coal, bauxite, low-grade iron ore, calcium, gypsum, natural asphalt, silica, mica, clays, salt, hydropower. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 23.7%; arable land 16%; permanent crops 1.5%; permanent pasture 6.2%; forest: 34.4%; other: 41.9% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Croatia
The number of inhabitants of Croatia is 4,313,707 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that more of the population lives in the northern half of the country, with approximately a quarter of the populace residing in and around the capital of Zagreb; many of the islands are sparsely populated.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 59% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Croatia is concentrated in ZAGREB (capital) 687,000 (2015).
Ethnicity in Croatia
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Croat 90.4%, Serb 4.4%, other 4.4% (including Bosniak, Hungarian, Slovene, Czech, and Roma), unspecified 0.8% (2011 estimate).
Spoken languages in Croatia
The spoken languages in Croatia are the following: Croatian (official language) 95.6%, Serbian 1.2%, other 3% (including Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, and Albanian), unspecified 0.2% (2011 estimate).
What are the most important religions in Croatia?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Roman Catholic 86.3%, Orthodox 4.4%, Muslim 1.5%, other 1.5%, unspecified 2.5%, not religious or atheist 3.8% (2011 estimate).
Further population data of Croatia
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 14.22% (male 315,971 / female 297,339) 15-24 years: 11.4% (male 252,285 / female 239,634) 25-54 years: 40.75% (male 878,971 / female 878,707) 55-64 years: 14.83% (male 312,621 / female 326,929) 65 years and over: 18.81% (male 320,418 / female 490,832) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Croatia is -0.5% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Croatia the birth rate is 9 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 12.1 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Croatia the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Croatia, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Croatia are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 7.8% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Croatia
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Though still one of the wealthiest of the former Yugoslav republics, Croatia's economy suffered badly during the 1991-95 war. The country's output during that time collapsed, and Croatia missed the early waves of investment in Central and Eastern Europe tCroatia experienced an abrupt slowdown in the economy in 2008 and has yet to recover; economic growth was stagnant or negative in each year since 2009, but picked up in 2015-16. Difficult problems still remain including a stubbornly high unemployment rateOn 1 July 2013, Croatia joined the EU, following a decade-long application process. Croatia will be a member of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism until it meets the criteria for joining the Economic and Monetary Union and adopts the euro as its currenc.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Croatia is $49.86 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Croatia is 1.9% (2016 estimate) 1.6% (2015 estimate) -0.4% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Croatia this is $22,400 (2016 estimate) $21,900 (2015 estimate) $21,500 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Croatia produces?
The main agricultural products of Croatia are arable crops (wheat, corn, barley, sugar beet, sunflower, rapeseed, alfalfa, clover); vegetables (potatoes, cabbage, onion, tomato, pepper); fruits (apples, plum, mandarins, olives), grapes for wine; livestock (cattle, cows, pigs); dairy products.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are 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. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on 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.
Drinking water source in Croatia
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 99.6% of population, rural: 99.7% of population, total: 99.6% of population. Unimproved: urban: 0.4% of population, rural: 0.3% of population, total: 0.4% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Croatia
In Croatia the average number of childbirth is 1.39 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Croatia
The average age of the population is total: 42.7 years; male: 40.8 years, female: 44.8 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Croatia it is 18 years of age, 16 if employed; universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Croatia is -1.9 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Croatia. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Croatia a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Croatia
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Croatia density of the hospital beds is 5.9 beds / 1,000 population (2014).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Croatia the degree of risk: intermediatevectorborne diseases: tickborne encephalitis (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Croatia the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Croatia is 25.6% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Croatia? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Croatia are destructive earthquakes.
More interesting facts about Croatia
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became a federal independent communist state under the strong hand of Marshal TITO. Although Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it took four years of sporadic, but often bitter, fighting before occupying Serb armies were mostly cleared from Croatian lands, along with a majority of Croatia's ethnic Serb population. Under UN supervision, the last Serb-held enclave in eastern Slavonia was returned to Croatia in 1998. The country joined NATO in April 2009 and the EU in July 2013..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Croatia: 25 June 1991 (from Yugoslavia).
The flag and other symbols of Croatia
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and blue - the Pan-Slav colors - superimposed by the Croatian coat of arms; the coat of arms consists of one main shield (a checkerboard of 13 red and 12 silver (white) fields) surmounted by five smaller shields that form a crown over the main shield; the five small shields represent five historic regions (from left to right): Croatia, Dubrovnik, Dalmatia, Istria, and Slavonia. Note: the Pan-Slav colors were inspired by the 19th-century flag of Russia.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Croatia: red-white checkerboard; national colors: red, white, blue.
Constitution of Croatia
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Croatia?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Croatia is civil law system influenced by legal heritage of Austria-Hungary; note - Croatian law was fully harmonized with the European Community acquis as of the June 2010 completion of EU accession negotiations.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Croatia, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Assembly or Hrvatski Sabor (151 seats; members directly elected by party-list proportional representation vote using the D'Hondt method with a 5% threshold: 14 seats in each of 10 districts; 8 seats in a single nationwide district for minorities; 3 seats in a single special district for the Croatian diaspora, members elected for 4-year terms)elections: last held on 11 September 2016 (next to be held in September 2020) - Assembly voted on 20 June 2016 to dissolve on 15 July 2016, resulting in snap electionselection results: percent of vote by party/coalition - NA; number of seats by party/coalition - HDZ coalition 61, People's Coalition 54, Most-NL 13, Only Option 8, minorities 8 (includes SDSS 3), other 7note: as of December 2016, seats by party - HDZ 56, SDP 37, MOST-NL 14, HNS 9, HSS 5, IDS 3, SDSS 3, HDS 2, PH 2, Human Blockade 2, other 7.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Croatia
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Croatia the labor force is 1.61 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Croatia is total: 9.5 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 9.2 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 9.8 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Croatia is 15.8% (2016 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Croatia, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 3.3% highhest 10%: 27.5% (2008 estimate).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Croatia the GINI index is .32 (2010).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Croatia the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 3.3% highhest 10%: 27.5% (2008 estimate).
About the budget and central governments debt of Croatia
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Croatia is; revenues: $21.47 billion, expenditures: $22.72 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 43.1% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Croatia is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Croatia
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: -1% (2016 estimate), -0.5% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 4.8% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Croatia
Croatia, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Croatia is: $12.41 billion (2016 estimate), $11.91 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: transport equipment, machinery, textiles, chemicals, foodstuffs, fuels.
The most important imported products are: machinery, transport and electrical equipment; chemicals, fuels and lubricants; foodstuffs, and the countries from where the import is coming: Germany 15.5%, Italy 13.1%, Slovenia 10.7%, Austria 9.2%, Hungary 7.8% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Croatia
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Croatia, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 48.5% of total installed capacity (2013 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 6.6% of total installed capacity (2013 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Croatia, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Croatia; the telecommunications network has improved steadily since the mid-1990s, covering much of what were once inaccessible areas; local lines are digitaldomestic: fixed-line teledensity has droped somewhat to about 35 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions now even with the populationinternational: country code - 385; digital international service is provided through the main switch in Zagreb; Croatia participates in the Trans-Asia-Europe fiber-optic project, which consists of 2 fiber-optic trunk connections with Slovenia and a fiber-optic trunk lin (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Croatia
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Croatia: 69 (2013), and the number of heliports: 1 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Croatia: total: 26,958 km (includes 1,416 km of expressways) (2015).
The total length of the waterways in Croatia: 785 km (2009).
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Facts about Croatia
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of Croatia, conventional short form: Croatia, local long form: Republika Hrvatska, local short form: Hrvatska, former: People's Republic of Croatia, Socialist Republic of Croatia, etymology: name derives from the Croats, a Slavic tribe who migrated to the Balkans in the 7th century A.D..
|Abbrevation: Croatia||Geographic coordinates:
45 10 N, 15 30 E
|Capital of Croatia: Zagreb||GPS of the Capital:
45 48 N 16 00 E
|Position: Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia|
|Land area: total: 56,594 sq km; land: 55,974 sq km, water: 620 sq km||Terrain: geographically diverse; flat plains along Hungarian border, low mountains and highlands near Adriatic coastline and islands
||Area comparative: slightly smaller than West Virginia|
|Population: 4,313,707 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: -0.5% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.06 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.96 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.69 male(s) / female, total population: 0.93 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $12.41 billion (2016 estimate), $11.91 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $19.98 billion (2016 estimate), $19.28 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Germany 15.5%, Italy 13.1%, Slovenia 10.7%, Austria 9.2%, Hungary 7.8% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 59% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): ZAGREB (capital) 687,000 (2015)||Median age: total: 42.7 years; male: 40.8 years, female: 44.8 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 3.117 million. Percent of population: 69.8% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 1,476,506. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 33 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 4.416 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 99 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 15.8% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Croat(s), Croatian(s) adjective: Croatian||National holidays: Independence Day, 8 October (1991) and Statehood Day, 25 June (1991) Community to solve the Yugoslav crisis peacefully, parliament adopted a decision on 8 October 1991 to sever constitutional relations with Yugoslavia|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 75.9 years. Male: 72.7 years, female: 79.2 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.39 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 9 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 99.3%; male: 99.7%, female: 98.9% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: civil law system influenced by legal heritage of Austria-Hungary; note - Croatian law was fully harmonized with the European Community acquis as of the June 2010 completion of EU accession negotiations||Suffrage: 18 years of age, 16 if employed; universal|
|Industries: 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||Industrial production growth rate: 3.5% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 1.9% (2016 estimate) 1.6% (2015 estimate) -0.4% (2014 estimate)|
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