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Croatia

 

About Croatia
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Country : Croatia
Continent : Europe
Population : 4,284,889
Area : 56,594 sq km
Latitude : 45°48′N
Longitude : 16°0′E
Visiting Croatia

from Wikitravel

Croatia ) is a country situated in Southeast Europe. It is to the east side of the Adriatic Sea, to the east of Italy. It is bordered by Slovenia to the northwest, Hungary to the north, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the southeast, Serbia in the east, and Montenegro to the south.
 
Northern Croatia has a temperate continental climate whereas the central and upland regions have a mountainous climate. The entire Adriatic coast has a pleasant Mediterranean climate. Spring and autumn are mild along the coast, while winter is cold and snowy in central and northern regions. The average temperature inland in January ranges from -10 to 5°C, August 19 to 39°C. The average temperature at the seaside is higher: January 6 to 11°C, August 21 to 39°C.
 
REGIONS OF CROATIA
  • Istria  (cr. Istra) a peninsula in the northwest, bordering Slovenia
  • Kvarnerseashore and highlands north of Dalmatia, includes subregions; Bay of Kvarner and Highlands (Lika and Gorski Kotar)
  • Dalmatia(cr. Dalmacija) a strip of mainland and islands between the Mediterranean and Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Slavonia including subregions Slavonija and Baranja(north of river Drava) (cr. Slavonija) northeastern area of forests and fields, bordering Hungary, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Central Croatia (cr. Središnja Hrvatska) north central highlands, location of Zagreb
MAJOR CITIES
  • Zagreb - the capital and largest city.
  • Dubrovnik - historic coastal city and UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Split- ancient port city with Roman ruins.
  • Pula - biggest town in Istria with the Roman amphitheater (commonly called Arena)
  • Osijek - capital of Slavonia and an important city.
  • Rijeka - Croatia's largest and main port
  • Varaždin - Croatia's former Baroque capital.
  • Zadar - biggest city of north-central Dalmatia with rich history
 
OTHER DESTINATIONS
  • Krka National Park - a river valley near Šibenik
  • Kornati National Park
  • Island of Cres
  • Island of Solta
  • Island of Hvar
  • Island of Brac
  • Island of Krk
  • Island of Solta
  • Plitvice National Park - home of the magnificent Plitvice Lakes (UNESCO world heritage site)
  • Vrsar
  • Žumberak is a mountainous region that spans the border between Slovenia and Croatia