Friday, March 29, 2013


Croatia Is a unitary democratic parliamentary republic in Europe at the crossroads of Central Europe, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean. Its capital and largest city is Zagreb. The country is divided into 20 counties and the city of Zagreb. Croatia covers 56,594 square kilometres (21,851 square miles) and has diverse, mostly continental and Mediterranean climates. Croatia's Adriatic Sea coast contains more than a thousand islands. The country's population is 4.28 million, most of whom are Croats, with the most common religious denomination being Roman Catholicism.

In 2008, Croatia has a population of 4,453,500 inhabitants. Life expectancy is 74.9 years. The 98.5% of the population is literate. The average number of children per woman is only 1.41 which is causing its population is reduced by 0.03% each year.
Most of Croatia has a moderately warm and rainy continental climate as defined by the Köppen climate classification. Mean monthly temperature ranges between −3 °C 
and 18ºC

Croatian is the official language of Croatia, and it is expected to become the 24th official language of the European Union upon its accession in 2013. Minority languages are in official use in local government units where more than a third of population consists of national minorities or where local legislation defines so. Those languages are CzechHungarianItalian,RuthenianSerbian and Slovakian.
Three important people of Croatia:

Modric is a Croatian footballer who plays for Real Madrid and the Croatia national football team. Modrić plays mainly as a central midfielder, but he can also play as an attacking midfielder and winger.
Petrovic,also known as the genius of Šibenik,he was a Croatian basketball player. shooting guard, he initially achieved success playing professional basketball in Europe in the 1980s before joining the American NBA in 1989. Petrović died in a car accident at the age of 28.

Danijela martinovic, also known simply as Danijela, a popular Croatian singer who is enjoying considerable success in the Balkans. She is known internationally for having participated in the Festival of the Eurovision Song Contest 1998 held in Birmingham (UK) with the song "Neka mi ne Svane" being in the 5th position with 131 points.

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