Croatia

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 Map

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Croatia Physical Map

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Regional Map

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Croatia Major Cities

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Geography

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.

Climate

Since Croatia is by the Adriatic Coast, Croatians enjoy Mediterranean weather. So in the summer it is hot and dry with temperatures range from being around 30*F and the high being 86*F, and then the winters are cool and rainy with temperatures ranging around 72*F and the high being 79*F.

Government

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.

Economy

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%.

Religion

For Croats, their main religion is the Roman Catholic. But for the people that aren't Croats, if you are a Serb than you would be an Orthodox Christian. Then if you are an Bosniaks then you would be an Muslim.

Langauge

Croatia's main language is German. But not everybody speaks German, so the second largest language is Turkish. And finally for the people that don't speak German nor Turkish, speak Italian.

Country Flag

Croatia's flag is red, blue, and red. The red stands for hardiness, bravery, strength, and valour. The white stands for peaces and honesty. And finally the blue stands for vigilance, truth, loyalty, perseverance, and justice.

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

Population Density

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Per Capita Income

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Ethnicities for Croatia

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Religion of Croatia

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Croatia's Language

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