History Project

Croatia :by Wyatt

Country Basics

Name of the Country

The name of the country in Europe that I got was Croatia.

The Capital of the Country

Croatia's capital is Zagreb.

The Flag and the Meaning of the Flag

The main coat of arms (middle) is a checkerboard. The five smaller shields represented five the different historical regions within Croatia.

Geography of Croatia

The Location of Croatia (What Continent it's on and what Countries Surround it)

The continent it's in is Europe and some countries that surround it are Bosnia, Hungary, and Slovenia.

Major Landforms (physical features)

One major landform that is in Croatia is Lukina Jama (cave) and another major landform is the Sava River.

Major Landmarks (Human Geographic features)

A major landmark of Croatia is Dubrovnik, which is a city. What makes Dubrovnik a major landmark is because it gets over 14 million tourists.

What are some Major Bodies of Water Near Croatia

There is only one major body of water which would be the Adriatic Sea which is between Italy and Croatia.

How does Croatia's Geography/Environment Effect the Citizen's Lives. Provide examples of Human Environment Interaction.

Croatia has frequent earthquakes, and they adapt by building Dam. There is no control over the Release of Genetically Modified Organisms into the Environment


What Type of Government does Croatia Have.

Croatia has a Parlia Mentary Democracy

Who is Croatia's Leader?

Croatia's leader is Kolinda Grabar-Kitaroviĉ

How are the Leaders chosen in Croatia?

The president is elected on the basis of universal suffrage through a secret ballot. The president is elected to a five year term by a direct vote.

What type of clothing do people wear in Croatia?

They wear normal clothing in Croatia but at fancy reastraunts they dont even wear fancy clothing.

Describe the Rights, Roles, and Responsibilities of the citizen's of Croatia

Visa requirements for Croatian citizens are administrative entry restrictions by the authorities of other states placed on citizens of Croatia. In 2014, Croatian citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 138 countries and territories, ranking the Croatian passport 22nd in the world according to the Visa Restrictions Index


Is Croatia a Rich or Poor Nation? (what is there GPD)

Croatia is a rich country with a GPD in 2013 of 57.9 billion dollars.

What kind of Money does Croatia Use

Croatia uses a Croatian Kuna for money.

What is Croatia's main export? (i.e., oil, crops,etc)

Croatian trade is characterized by heavy machinery and electrical equipment.

What is Coatia's life expectancy, birth rate, literacy rate, and drinking water source.

The life expectancy is 76.92 years, the birth rate is 9.4 per 1000 pop (2013), literacy rate (2011) 99.71 percent of people in Croatia can read and write, and their drinking water source is tap water.


What is the main language of Croatia?

The main language of Croatia is Croatian.

What are some major holidays of Croatia?

The major holidays are New Years Day, Epiphany Easter Monday, the feast of Sveti Vlano (Saint Blaise), and International Workers day.

What is the main religion type of Croatia?

The main religion of Croatia if Roman Catholic.

What is the most popular food in Croatia?

The main food is pasta it has meat sauce and noodles (pasta noodles).


What is the General weather conditions of Croatia?

In the summer it is hot and dry and in winter it is cold.

What is the average yearly rainfall?

(Zagreb) the average yearly rainfall is 70 - 74 mm.

What Effect does the climate have on the avalability of resources?

It would be harder to get water for them.


Croatia's wars

The Croatian War of Independence was fought from 1991 to 1995 between Croat forces loyal to the government of Croatia—which had declared independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY)—and theSerb-controlled Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) and local Serb forces, with the JNA ending its combat operations in Croatia by 1992. In Croatia, the war is primarily referred to as the Homeland War (Domovinski rat) and also as the Greater-Serbian aggression (Velikosrpska agresija).[25][26] In Serbian sources, War in Croatia (Rat u Hrvatskoj) is the most commonly used public term.[27]

The Hundred Years' Croatian–Ottoman War (Croatian: Stogodišnji hrvatsko-turski rat,[1][2] Stogodišnji rat protiv Turaka,[3][4] Stogodišnji rat s Osmanlijama[5]) is the name for a sequence of conflicts, mostly of relatively low-intensity, ("Small War", Croatian: Mali rat[2]) between the Ottoman Empire and the medieval Kingdom of Croatia(ruled by the Jagiellon and Zápolya dynasties), and the later Habsburg Kingdom of Croatia.

Pope Leo X called Croatia the Antemurale Christianitatis in 1519,[6] given that Croatian soldiers made significant contributions to the struggle against the Turks. The advancement of the Ottoman Empire in Europe was stopped in 1593 on Croatian soil (Battle of Sisak), which could be in this sense regarded as a historical gate of European civilization. Nevertheless the Muslim Ottoman Empire occupied most parts of Croatia from the 15th to the 19th centuries.

Compare and Contrast

How are the USA and Croatia the same?

We both have New Years Day as a holiday, and we both wear normal clothing.