Official nameRepublic of Croatia
Name in local languageRepublika Hrvatska (hr)
SubcontinentEuropean Union
Population (ranking: 133e)4,076,246 inhabitants (2019)
Population growth-0.72 % / year
Area56,594 km²
Density72.03 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 80e)60.806 billions $USD (2018)
GDP/capita (ranking)14,869 $USD (2018)
GDP growth2.60 % / year (2018)
Life expectancy (ranking)78.30 years (2018)
Birth rate9.00 ‰ (2016)
Fertility rate1.43 children / woman (2011)
Death rate (ranking)12.30 ‰ (2016)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)3.80 ‰ (2014)
Literacy rate99.27 % (2015)
Official languagesCroatian
CurrencyKuna (HRK)
HDI (ranking: 67e)0.837 / 1 (2018)
EPI (ranking)65.45 (2018)
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Head of StatePresident Zoran Milanović
National Day8 October
Tourists (ranking)15,593,000 people (2017)
Croatie – petite
An economy that still relies too much on tourism

Croatia is a southern European state located on the shores of the Adriatic Sea. It is part of the group of countries of the former Yugoslavia that became independent in the early 1990s. It shares borders with Slovenia and Hungary to the north, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to the east, and Montenegro to the extreme south.

Dubrovnik, Croatie
Dubrovnik, Croatia. Photo: Bracodbk, Wikipedia
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia (UNESCO World Heritage register)
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia (UNESCO World Heritage register)
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Urban areas (2017)
Urban areasPopulation
Zagreb1,117,704 inhabitants
Split346,314 inhabitants
Rijeka245,054 inhabitants
Osijek103,377 inhabitants
Zadar75,528 inhabitants
Dubrovnik44,205 inhabitants
Vukovar23,523 inhabitants
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Administrative divisions
Counties (Županije)PopulationArea
Bjelovar-Bilogora111,867 inhabitants2,638 km²
City of Zagreb802,338 inhabitants640 km²
Dubrovnik-Neretva121,970 inhabitants1,782 km²
Istria208,105 inhabitants2,813 km²
Karlovac120,321 inhabitants3,622 km²
Koprivnica-Križevci110,976 inhabitants1,734 km²
Krapina-Zagorje127,748 inhabitants1,230 km²
Lika-Senj46,888 inhabitants5,350 km²
Međimurje112,089 inhabitants730 km²
Osijek-Baranja290,412 inhabitants4,149 km²
Požega-Slavonia71,920 inhabitants1,821 km²
Primorje-Gorski kotar289,479 inhabitants3,590 km²
Šibenik-Knin103,021 inhabitants2,994 km²
Sisak-Moslavina157,204 inhabitants4,448 km²
Slavonski Brod-Posavina148,373 inhabitants2,027 km²
Split-Dalmatia452,035 inhabitants4,524 km²
Varaždin170,563 inhabitants1,260 km²
Virovitica-Podravina79,111 inhabitants2,021 km²
Vukovar-Sirmium165,799 inhabitants2,448 km²
Zadar169,581 inhabitants3,643 km²
Zagreb314,549 inhabitants3,078 km²
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See also