Everything You Want To Know About Croatia By A Croatian!

Basic Info

When Did Croatia Join The EU?

Croatia is one of the EU's newest members, it joined on July 1st, 2013. That was only 2 years, 5 months, and 2 days ago!

Was Croatia a founder of the EU?

Based on the date it joined the EU, no.

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Croatian Flag

The Croatian flag has the Croatian Coat of Arms in the center of it. The flag has three stripes, all the same size, going across that are red, white, and blue.

Interesting Facts

-Croatia's currency, Kuna, is named after a rodent.

-Diocletian's palace was built in Croatia and is still there today.

-The main language of Croatia, Serbo- Croatian, is used in a rival country, Serbia. These two countries pronounce words differently in the same language so they don't seem related to each other.

Location, History, and Government

Croatia is located in Southern Europe and is a Balkan State. Is was once a part of Yugoslavia. Croatia is located South of Hungary, East of Italy, and West of Romania. Croatia's current from of government is a Parliamentary Democracy.

Geography and Tourism

Croatia is best known for its beautiful beaches, stunning waterfalls, and gorgeous palaces. Croatia is mountainous, it's home the Dinaric Mountains. Forests cover up a good 38% of the country.
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Cities In Croatia

Croatia's capital city is Zagreb. The population of Zagreb is 790,017 (as of 2011) Other large cities in Croatia are Zadar, Pula, Rijeka, and the city where my ancestors where thought to have lived, Split.