Facts About Croatia – A Beautiful Country Of South-Eastern Europe

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The attractive crescent-shaped country of Croatia stands in the south-eastern part of Europe. The amazing natural beauty of the country with islands, waterfalls and parks is one of the most visited tourists’ spots today.

Fact 1 Geographical Position Of Croatia

Croatia is located in southeastern Europe. It borders the Adriatic Sea, between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia. It shares its borders also with Hungary and Serbia. Croatia extends from the plains of Danube to the mountainous coast of the Adriatic Sea where there are 1185 islands that are a part of Croatia and are the major tourists’ areas. The first King of Croatia was King Tomislav. He was crowned king in the year 925 AD.

Fact 2 Effects Of Civil War

During the civil war between the Croats and Serbs between 1991 and 1995, many cities and industries suffered great damages. Due to the war, there were lesser tourists than usual that caused great loses to this trade. The lucrative ship-building business had to bear immense loses too..

Fact 3 Progress In Economy

It did not take much time for Croatia to build a strong economic base for itself. It began to grow crops that included wheat, corn, sugar, beets, livestock and sunflower seeds. Industries that grew up after the Civil War include chemicals and plastics industries, fabricated metal, machine tools and electronic items. It gradually increased its relationship with other countries through trade. Croatia began to export textiles, transport equipments, chemicals, foodstuffs and fuels. It also approached the European Union for its membership in 2003.

Fact 4 Unknown Facts

Zagreb is the capital of Croatia and the currency used here is Kuna. It was named after a small rodent whose fur was used by the Croats to make payments in exchange of goods during the barter system many centuries ago. The famous explorer Marco Polo was born on the Island of Korcula in Croatia. The language used by Shakespeare in his Twelfth Night is Croatian and the setting is in Dalmatia. The white stone mined from the Island of Brac in Croatia was used to build the palace of Diocletian, the famous Roman Emperor and the limestone was used to build the columns of the White House in Washington D. C.

Fact 5 Famous Cities Of Croatia

Some of the important cities of Croatia are Zagreb, Split, Rijeka, Osijek, Zadar, Pula, Slavonski, Karlovac ,Varazdin and Sibenik. Dubrovnik is one of the world’s most beautiful and well preserved cities of the medieval period. The smallest town Hum stands in the Istrian Peninsula and has only twenty-three people living there. But the small town has two streets, two churches and is surrounded by a city wall. The baroque city of Vukovar stands on the beautiful blue Danube. Croatia celebrates its Independence Day on the 25th of June, the day it became free from Yugoslavian rule in 1991.

Fact 6 Some of the Fantastic Places To Visit In Croatia

There are more than a thousand islands floating on the Adriatic Sea among which only sixty-six islands are inhabited. Tourists must visit the famous beach of Croatia which is in Bol on the Island of Brac. The Zlatni Rat Beach is said to change its shape and color according to changes in the wind.

The amazingnatural beauty of Velebit Mountains is one of the trademarks of Croatia. The attractive National Park is the Plitvic Lakes and the richest bird reservation in entire Europe is Kopacki Rit near the city of Osijek. Other interesting places in Croatia are the Kornati Islands, Brijuni Islands, Mljet Island, the Krka River and its Waterfalls and also the Risnjak Mountains. The natural reserves of Croatia are the rich sources of drinking water of the highest quality.

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