Thursday, May 16, 2013


Croatia is a country in Central Europe which is geographically surrounded by the Pannonian Plain, South-east Europe and the Mediterranean.
The capital of Croatia is Zagreb, with one million inhabitants in its metropolitan area. Croatia borders Slovenia and Hungary to the north, Serbia to the north-east, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the east, and Montenegro to the south. To the south west, Croatia borders the Adriatic Sea and also shares a sea border with Italy in the Trieste
Gulf .
The official and common language is Croatian, a Slavic language family of South Slavic languages ​​that use the Latin alphabet. The nationality of its inhabitants is Croatian. After a referendum by Croatian citizens, , the country became part of the European Union on July 1, 2013 as the 28th state to do so.
Croatia is a democratic republic. Between 1990 and 2000 had a semi-presidential system, and since 2000 has a parliamentary system.
Its population is 4,381,352. The official currency is the Kuna is divided in Lipa. 1 Kuna = 100 Lipa.
Its surface is about 56,542 km2 and is divided in 21 counties, including:
1. Bjelovar - Bilogora
2. County Brod - Posavina
3. County of Dubrovnik - Neretva
4. Istria County
File:Oton Ivekovic, Dolazak Hrvata na Jadran.jpgIn the ninth century, Croatia became one of the most powerful kingdoms in the region, successfully fighting Avars, Bulgars and Magyars or Hungarians. In 1102, following a nuptial union, the Kingdom of Croatia became part of the Kingdom of Hungary, under the sovereignty of the king.
 Luka Modric is a football player who plays for Real Madrid and the Croatian selection.
The beautiful Sylva Koscina was an Italian actress born in Zagreb, then within Yugoslavia and now the capital of Croatia. Her most famous works were Peplum as heroine opposite Steve Reeves in his first appearances as Hercules, but she also got to work with stars like Paul Newman and Kirk Douglas.
This is a dish of Austro-Hungarian origin which was eaten by the farmers. It is also popular in neighboring countries of Central Europe and the Balkans (Croatia and Serbia). It takes time but the result is a meat that is cut with a fork and the flavor is concentrated, exquisite.

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