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Croatia is an Eastern European country with a long coastline on the Adriatic Sea. Encompassing more than a thousand islands, it's also crossed by the Dinaric Alps. Its inland capital, Zagreb, is distinguished by its medieval Gornji Grad (Upper Town) and diverse museums. The major coastal city Dubrovnik has massive 16th-century walls encircling an Old Town with Gothic and Renaissance buildings.

Languages: Croatian (official) 95.6%, Serbian 1.2%, other 3% (including Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, and Albanian), unspecified 0.2%

Ethnic Groups: Croat 90.4%, Serb 4.4%, Bosniak 0.7%, Italian 0.4%, Albanian 0.4%, Roma/Romani 0.4%, Hungarian 0.3%, Slovene 0.3%, Czech 0.2%, Montenegrin 0.1%, Macedonian 0.1%,

Belief Systems: Roman Catholics 86.28%, Orthodox Christians 4.44%, Muslims 1.47%, Protestants 0.34%, not religious and atheists 3.81%, agnostics and sceptics 0.76%, and undeclared 2.17%

Demographics:

Population: 4.37 million people (World Rank: 125th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 202 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 130th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: -0.195 %/yr (World Rank: 225th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 77 years (World Rank: 71st) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 41.9 years (World Rank: 6th) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Croatia
Worldatlas.com

Country Profile for Croatia
United Nations

Croatia
Wikipedia.org

Croatia - General Information
Encyclopedia.com

Culture and Tourism:

Tourism Croatia
All about Croatia as a tourism destination

Croatia Salsa Festival
Assortment of festivities and events centered around salsa dancing

Plitvice National Park
One of the oldest national parks in Europe

Zagreb
Croatia's capital city

Dubrovnik City Walls (Ancient City Walls)
Midevil foritication located in the city-state of Dubrovnik

Croatian Language Resources:

Learn Croatian
Free online resource for learning Croatian

Government Related:

Croatian Embassy
in Washington D.C.

Costa Rican Government Websites
by Gunnar Anzinger


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