Interesting Croatia Facts

Croatia is a coastal country located in Southern Europe where it is bordered by Bosnia, Herzegovina, Hungary, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and the Adriatic Sea. It encompasses 56,594 km2 of land. It is estimated that the population of Croatia is somewhere in the region of 4,189,353.

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Croatia Fact File: Continent: Europe * Country Name(s): Croatia, Republic of Croatia * Location: Southern Europe * Bordering: Bosnia, Herzegovina, Hungary, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and the Adriatic Sea * Capital City: Zagreb * Size: 56,594 km2 * Estimated Population: over 4,189,353 * Currency: Croatian kuna (HRK) * Language(s): Croatian * Country Code: +385

Interesting Croatia Facts for Kids

Interesting Facts for Kids 1: Size & location facts
Croatia belongs to the continent of Europe, where it has a coastal position and is bordered by Bosnia, Herzegovina, Hungary, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and the Adriatic Sea. There are seven continents in the world: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Antarctica, Australia (Oceania). Europe is the second smallest continent in the world, it has 51 countries, with some countries belonging to both Europe and Asia, spans a total area of 10,180,000 km2 and forms 6.8% of the world's landmass. Croatia is a coastal country that occupies a total area of approximately 56,594 km2. It is one of the smaller countries by area size that is positioned in mainland Europe.

Interesting Facts for Kids 2: Population facts
The population of this European country is somewhere in the region of 4,189,353 people. The majority of Croatia's inhabitants reside in Zagreb which is the country's most populous city. Croatia has an average population when compared to most other countries across the world, its overall population density is approximately 76 people per sq km. The estimated population of Europe is approximately 738,442,000 inhabitants, making it the continent with the second smallest population in the world. The continents in order of population, starting with highest population first, are: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia (Oceania Region) and Antarctica. The total population of the entire world is in excess of 7.6 billion people.

Interesting Facts for Kids 3: Capital & major cities
The capital city of Croatia is Zagreb. Other major cities located in this country include Split, Rijeka, Osijek, Zadar and Slavonski Brod.

Interesting Facts for Kids 4: Country borders
The following border information provides details on the length of Croatia's borders:
Coastline 5,835 km, Bosnia and Herzegovina 956 km, Hungary 348 km, Montenegro 19 km, Serbia 314 km, Slovenia 600 km.

Interesting Facts for Kids 5: Climate and geography facts
Croatia has a Mediterranean climate along the coast with hot, dry summers and cool winters. Inland areas receive a more moderate climate, and mountainous and forest regions situated at high elevation can be subject to cold and sometimes snowy conditions. The geography of Croatia is diverse and includes flatland that occurs on the border between Croatia and Hungary, forests, low mountainous and highland areas around its rugged coastal regions. More than 1200 islands and islets belong to Croatia. The lowest point of Croatia is the Adriatic Sea at 0m, and the highest point of elevation is Dinara at 1,831m.

Interesting Facts for Kids 6: Natural Resources of Croatia
Natural resources are materials and substances that can be found occurring naturally on Earth. Natural resources are very important across the world, and can be exploited for economic gain. The level of natural resources present in an individual country depends on varying factors which are influenced by the geography, climate and location of that country. Some countries, such as Russia, The United States, Saudi Arabia and Canada, have many natural resources, where as some other countries have limited to none. Food, transport and construction are three of the primary uses of natural resources. For example, fish is a naturally occurring resource that can be caught for food consumption. Crude oils can be refined into different types of fuels in order to power vehicles/cars. Wood/timber from forests can be used to build homes and furniture. The natural resources found in Croatia include oil, coal, bauxite, low-grade iron ore, calcium, gypsum, natural asphalt, silica, mica, clays, salt and hydropower (water power).

Interesting Facts for Kids 7: Language facts
The official language of Croatia is Croatian. A low percentage of the population speak other languages as their primary form of communication, such languages include Serbian, Hungarian, Slovak, Czech and Albanian.

Interesting Facts for Kids 8: Religion facts
The main religion of Croatia is Roman Catholic at approximately 86% of the population. Around 4% are Orthodox, and 1% Muslim. The rest of the population either belongs to other religions or no religion at all.

Interesting Facts for Kids 9: Symbols of Croatia
Each country has its own individual culture, history and identity. Flags, emblems, symbols, mottos, colors, anthems and songs represent the national pride and identity of countries worldwide. These national symbols are created through the unique history of a nation and can portray both hardship and prosperity, embodying freedom, strength and unity. Flags, emblems, songs, mottos and colors reflect the past, present and future hopes of a country, and create an important image to the rest of the world. National symbols can include a mixture of things that are symbolic to a nation such as wildlife, plants, geographical features, crops, tools of agriculture, and tools of war. The following facts and information provide a guide to some of the most important national symbols, songs and colors of Croatia:

  • National symbol(s): red-white checkerboard

  • National colors: red, white and blue

  • National Anthem/Song: Lijepa nasa domovino (Translation: Our Beautiful Homeland)

  • National Holiday(s): Independence Day, 8 October (1991); Statehood Day, 25 June (1991)

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