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Get to know Croatia - the 28th member of the European Union

PLITVICE LAKES / DIOCLETIAN'S PALACE / OLD CITY OF DUBROVNIK / KORNATI / KRKA / MLJET / CRAVAT / SLJIVOVICA BRANDY / DALMATIAN DOG / PAG CHEESE /Cultural & Natural Heritage/ Get to know CRATIA- DUBROVNIK 28th MEMBER OF European Union THE DATE OF ACCESSION July, 1st 2013 / Famous Croats/ TITO / VRANCIC FAUST / PENKALA SLAVOLJUB / TESLA NIKOLA / ŠUKER DAVOR / PETROVIC DRAŽEN / KOSTELIC JANICA / KRLEŽA MIROSLAV / TUDMAN FRANJO O BASIC INFO LOCAL NAME: Hrvatska Croatia is Southeastern European country located on the Mediterranean sea, a gateway to Central and Eastern Europe and a strategic communication focal point between Europe and the world. LOCATION DEMOGRAPHICS / MISCELLANEOUS Southeast Europe LAT: between 42° and 47° N LON: between 13° and 20° E. POPULATION LANGUAGE Official language Capital Zagreb Croatian CONTINENTAL region 4.4mil Minority languages Serbian, Czech, Hungarian, Italian, Ruthenian and Slovakian 2.1 2.3 mil mil Area=56,542 km2 Adriatic Sea MISCELLANEOUS INFO ETHNIC STRUCTURE* Non-declared Parliamentary Government type: republic 1.3% Others Currency: Kuna (Kn) 1$ = 5,7 Kn OTHER 3.2% Anthem: Bosniacs Lijepa naša domovino 0.73% Croats Time zone: CET (UTC + 1) 90.41% (Our Beautiful Homeland) Calling code: +385 Serbs Independence of Croatia: 4.36% Internet TLD: hr 25 June 1991 "Including ethnicities with the frequency of less than 0.5% O TOURIST MECCA THE MOTTO The Mediterranean As It Once Was Croatia has become a tourist mecca since 2000 with over 11 million visitors in 2011. BEAUTIFUL NATURE FACTS & STATISTICS ADRIATIC SEA COAST NUMBER OF TOURISTS ANNUAL TOURIST INCOME overnight stays 6,278km* A 60mil €6.6bn* 11.2mil* * Islands included * 2011, estimate length of a stay 2011 * ☺ 4.9days ISLANDS & ISLETS HOURS OF SUNSHINE MOST POPULAR TOURIST PLACES 1,246 2,600* Zagreb * central and south Dalmatia (islands included) NATIONAL & NATURE PARKS Plitvice lakes Rovin 8. 11 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE national parks nature parks 23-28°C Zadar SPECIES BIODIVERSITY Split * May to September 38,266 Dubrovnik BLUE FLAG* BEACHES known wild and domesticated taxa 116 TOP 5 TOURIST EMITTING MARKETS 1,088 1,054 * award for quality and purity of the sea and the beach endemic species threatened species Germany Slovenia Italy Austria Czech Rep. O FAMOUS CROATS* Aside from being a popular tourist destination, one of the main ways that many know of Croatia is through the country's famous sportsmen, scientists, inventors, Nobel prize winners, rulers and politicians INVENTORS POLITICIANS & RULERS SPORTSMEN Nikola Tesla Faust Vrančić Josip Broz Tito Franjo Tuđman Goran Ivanišević Janica Kostelić Inventor, electrical engineer, scientist (nationality: Serb) World Cup alpine ski racer and four-time Olympic gold medalist Inventor of President of former First President of Croatia Tennis player (Wimbledon winner) parachutes Yugoslavia NOBEL PRIZE WINNE. S Slavoljub E. Penkala Ivan L. Vukić Davor Šuker Dražen Petrović Inventor of the fountain Basketball player, FIBA's 50 Greatest Players Inventor of first Vladimir Prelog FIFA 100 list of the top 125 greatest footballers pen and pencil torpedo Lavoslav Ružička Nobel Prize Nobel Prize in Chemistry in Chemistry * This list is far from inclusive. Croatia has many, many more prominent, famous and known men and women: Miroslav Radman, Ivan Đikić, Mate Rimac, Tereza Kesovija, Zlata Bartl, Ivan Vučetić, Marin Getaldić, Juraj Julije Klović, Ivan Meštrović, Ruđer Bošković, Dušan Vukotić, Blanka Vlašić, Marija Jurić Zagorka, Oliver Dragojević, Severina, Josipa Lisac, Alojzije Stepinac, Ante Gotovina, Tomislav Uzelac, etc... Feel free to Google them! O EXCEPTIONAL HERITAGE The UNESCO has marked 7 places in Croatia ШИИ as World Heritage Sites. Croatia holds also 12 intangible culture masterpieces. TOP 10 NATURE TOP 20 CULTURE 8 NATIONAL PARKS TANGIBLE HERITAGE UNESCO'S INTANGIBLE HERITAGE 1) Annual carnival bell ringers' pageant from the Kastav area 2) Gingerbread craft from northern Croatia - Licitar ПИ Plitvice ПИИ ПИТ Old City of Dubrovnik Euphrasian Basilica, Poreč Kornati Krka lakes 3) Ojkanje singing 4) Lacemaking in Croatia 5) Procession Za Križen (Following the Cross), on the island of Hvar ШИ Palace of Diocletian, Split 6) The Sinjska alka - a knights' tournament in Sinj Brijuni Risnjak Mljet The Pula Arena, amphitheatre 7) Spring procession of Ljelje/Kraljice (queens) from Gorjani 8) Festivity of Saint Blaise, patron saint of Dubrovnik ПИТ North Velebit Paklenica Historic City of Trogir Stari Grad Plain 9) Traditional manufacturing of Children's Wooden Toys in Hrvatsko Zagorje 11 NATURE PARKS 10) Two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scale ПИИ 11) Bećarac singing and playing from Eastern Croatia The Cathedral Zagreb Cathedral of St James, Šibenik 12) Nijemo Kolo, silent circle dance of the Dalmatian hinterland Medvednica Kopački rit 13) Klapa multipart singing IHI * UNESCO places and heritage sites * SUPERIOR BRANDS Croatia is home to a rich variety of products recognizable on world markets as a result of their superior quality. Such products carry the prestigious label "Croatian quality" and "Croatian Creation". PRODUCTS FOOD & DRINKS The tie, Croata Vegeta, Podravka VEGETA Badel 1862 Pelinkovac Pelinkovac Herb liqueur Fashionable clothing item originating from 17th-century Croatia Natural Vegetables Seasoning Špice Mix Penkala Bajadera, Kraš Pag island cheese Fountain pens, penkala ballpoint pens An almond nougat dessert made of top quality ingredients Cheese made exclusively from sheep milk Slavonian oak Dalmatian Prosciutto Badel 1862 Sljivovica BADEL Old plum brandy Parquet flooring made of oak tree A high quality delicious prosciutto DID YOU KNOW? The oldest communal theatre in Europe was built in Hvar in the Dalmatians, the breed of dog featured in the movie 101 Dalmatians, are named after Dalmatia, in which most of the year 1612. Croatian Adriatic is located. The smallest cathedral in the world is said to be located in Nin, near Zadar. Although it has a population of only 23 people, Hum in Istria, Croatia is officially a town and the Guinness World Record holder One of the world's first hydroelectric power plant was "Iskrice", made in the city of Šibenik, on the river Krka, Croatia - 1895. for the smallest town in the world. A friendly and very common greeting in Croatia is Bog or Bok - both for Hi and Bye. The literal meaning of Bog is - God. The city of Zadar is home to the world's first Sea Organ that creates its music only by the action of the wind and waves. Croatia's currency, kuna, was named after a small agile animal with brown fur, marten in English, based on the use of marten pelts as units of value in medieval trading. Heads of the larger coins feature a running marten. Some parts od The White House were built of Croatian stone from the island of Brač (in 1902/1952 renovation), as well as the New Palace (Vienna, Austria), the Parliament building (in Vienna, Austria), the Parliament Building (Budapest, Hungary) and the palace of Roman emperor Diocletian (Split, Croatia). TOP 10 most frequent female names TOP 10 most frequent male names Ivan, Josip, Stjepan, Marko, Tomislav, Željko, Ante, Ivica, Nikola, Mario Marija, Ana, Ivana, Katarina, Dragica, Kata, Mirjana, Ljubica, Nada, Marica SAY HELLO TO CROATIA THE 28TH MEMBER OF EU! Sources: MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AND EUROPEAN AFFAIRS CROATIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS CROATIAN NATIONAL TOURIST BOARD INSTITUTE FOR TOURISM STATE INSTITUTE FOR NATURE PROTECTION CROATIAN CHAMBER OF ECONOMY ADRIJANA PUTOVANJA INFOGRAPHIC DESIGN BY stEDas DIZ AJN Copyright © Stedas dizajn 2012. ADRIATIC region

Get to know Croatia - the 28th member of the European Union

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