Croatia is located in Eastern Europe and is one of the most beautiful Mediterranean countries. Croatia has about 4.5 million inhabitants, 5835 km of coastline and 1244 islands.
With beautiful coastline Croatia is one of the leading European and world destinations for vacation. Besides the sun and the sea, Croatia can offer much more, such as the towns belted with walls, the impressive castles, many cultural and historical monuments. Among the numerous cultural monuments in Croatia, six of them under are the protection of UNESCO. In the north of Croatia are situated the fertile valleys consists of numerous rivers; Sava, Drava, Dunav, Kupa and Una. According to potable water Croatia has been included in the European and world top. South Croatia is rich in karst areas, and can be proud of rugged coastline full of islands and bays suitable for navigation.
In the area of today's Croatia changed the multitude of people who in the legacy left behind many cultural and historical monuments. Many famous writers, musicians, painters, sculptors, architects, philosophers originating from the territory of Croatia, but is equally well known for top athletes.
The Croatian capital is Zagreb, known as the cultural, economic and political center. Country of Croatia borders with Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to the east, Slovenia and Hungary in the north, to the south with Montenegro, and with Italy has a sea borderline. Croatian territory is divided into 20 counties and the City of Zagreb, which also has the status of a county.
There are many interesting facts about Croatia, but we will mention some of the most important. We can certainly say that the most famous Croatian product is tie, but also very well-known brands are Vegeta, famous cheese form island of Pag, Bajadera. Croatian traditional cuisine is based on the Slavic cuisine influenced by its neighboring countries, as well as kulen, Dalmatian prosciutto, strudel and oysters recognized as the main specialties.
The most famous Croatian inventors are Nikola Tesla, Ruder Boskovic and Faust Vrancic. The most famous national park under the protection of UNESCO is the Plitvice Lakes. The smallest cathedral in the world, St. Kriz is located in Nin, near city of Zadar. Also, Zadar is known for its first sea organs in the world that produce different sounds depending on the strength of the waves and the wind.
On the island Hvar in 1612 is open the oldest theater in Europe, while the island of Brac is best known for his Brac stone which was used to build the White House, the Parliament in Budapest and Vienna, and Diocletian's Palace in Split. Diocletian's Palace in Split is the largest preserved late antique palace in the world. As the smallest city in the world in the Guinness Book of Records is listed the Hum in Istria. The oldest active salt works in the world is located in Ston.
These are just a some of the sights of this beautiful country, and all of you who are planning a vacation you will not go wrong if you come right here. Because there are so many unexplored places that are definitely worth visiting.
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