By Sarah Henderson
What are you going to learn?
In this Smore you will learn at about the geography, economics, culture, history and innovations, government and citizenship of Croatia.
Croatia Physical Map
Croatia Major Cities
Croatia has the Dinaric Alps, and there are also some smaller mountain called Velebit and Velika Kapela. Along all of the Dalmatian Coast the land is hilly, rocky and steep. Croatia's biggest lake being Lake Vrana. But the Plitvice Lakes are known much better, and the Plitvice Lakes are a bunch of little different lakes all connected together by waterfalls. The Lonja, Dava, and Danube are the 3 major rivers in Croatia. The capital of Croatia is Zagreb, and of course Zagreb has the biggest population, because it is the capital of Croatia. Zagreb has a population of 800,000 people. Then the next biggest population cities being Split and Splitsko-Dalmatinska, they all have a population of 176,314. Living in Croatia, you travel by car of course, but the cars are a little different than American cars. In the car you still have the steering wheel on the left side and the passenger on the right, but the real car is smaller and tiny compared to cars down at in the United States. And when you need to get from one island to the other, they have a fairy that takes you across. You just have to drive on to the boat/ fairy and then park you car there, and you sit in your car while the fairy takes you across to the other island.
Croatia is a Parliamentary Democracy, the people can elect a president for a five year term period. The current president is President Ms. Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic, she is the first female president Croatia has a ever had. Ms. Kolinda won the presidential votes with 50.74 per cent of the votes. Croatia has an unlimited government, and in Croatia they have three branches of government the judicial, executive, and the legislative. In all of those branches they all decide on the laws and vote if they like them or if they want to veto the laws. Croatia and the United States have similar governments and responsibilities, they both can vote for their own president and government. Croatia is a part of the United Nation. Croatia does trade a lot with a other countries. Croatia's does have a relationship with Serbia.
Croatia's currency is called Croatian Kuna. For every 1.00 United States dollar, it is 6.86765 for Croatia. Croatia exports a lot of things like wood, gas, oil, seats, and much more. And Croatia imports stuff like pigs, toilet paper, computers, aluminum, and much more. Croatia has a GDP per capita of 13,607.51 and the United States has a GDP per capita of 53,041.98. You can tell that the United States is wealthier than Croatia just by looking at the GDP per capita.
Social and Ethnic Group
Croatia has a social group with Serbia. Croatia's ethnic group is Croats. the second largest ethnic group is Serbs, and finally the third largest ethnic group is Bosniaks. Croatia has an educational system of it going kindergarten, which you could start at the youngest being 1 year old. Then you move to Primary School which you have to be 6 years old and you cover 1st grade all the way to 5th grade, and then you go to Secondary School which you have to be 14 years old then you close school by going to a university. All school is free so anybody can go to school, but that does mean that the teachers and staff don't get payed. In Croatia the women are treated pretty much the same, it is just harder to get a job if you are a women. Men and Women pretty much have the same life the only thing being different is that for men it is easier to get a job than women. Croatia's literacy rate is 99.13%.
Traditional Holidays and Festival
DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday type
Jan 1 Friday New Year's Day National holiday
Jan 6 Wednesday Epiphany National holiday
Mar 20 Sunday March equinox Season
Mar 27 Sunday Easter Day National holiday
Mar 28 Monday Easter Monday National holiday
May 1 Sunday Labor Day / May Day National holiday
May 26 Thursday Corpus Christi National holiday
Jun 20 Monday June Solstice Season
Jun 22 Wednesday Day of Antifascist Struggle National holiday
Jun 25 Saturday Statehood Day National holiday
Aug 5 Friday Homeland Thanksgiving Day National holiday
Aug 15 Monday Assumption of Mary National holiday
Sep 22 Thursday September equinox Season
Oct 8 Saturday Independence Day National holiday
Nov 1 Tuesday All Saints' Day National holiday
Dec 21 Wednesday December Solstice Season
Dec 25 Sunda yChristmas Day National holiday
Dec 26 Monday St Stephen's Day National holiday
Traditional Clothing and Food
Traditional Clothes for Women
This is the traditional womens outfit for women in Croatia.
This is traditional Curry Mee, Malaysia.
Traditional Clothes for Men
This is the traditional mens outfit for the men in Croatia.