Political Map of Croatia shows the international boundaries, provincial boundaries with names, the national capital, and provincial capitals.
Geography of Croatia
Croatia is situated in southeast Europe and is geologically varied. Crescent in shape, Croatia has low hills and highlands near the Adriatic seashore, smooth plains, and several islands. In the hilly areas, winters are snowy and cold and the summers are usually mild; while the coastal regions in Croatia have Mediterranean weather with mild winters and sunny, hot summers. Major rivers in Croatia are Danube and Drava. Around a thousand islands can be witnessed on the Croatian coastline and the majority of those such as the Dalmatian coast are major tourist hubs.
Demography of Croatia
The current population of Croatia is approximately 4,102, 852 that is equal to 0.05% of the overall population of the world. Life expectancy is 79.02 years for both the sexes and population density is 73 per SqKm i.e. 190 persons per square miles. The overall land area is almost 55,960 SqKm and 57.7 % of the people are urban. The capital city is Zagreb and the official language is Croatian.
Culture of Croatia
The culture of Croatia is an amalgamation of earlier traditions and fragments of the earlier days Roman, Bronze, and Greek civilizations. Croatian culture, in an earlier time, was expressed through art, dance, music, and glorious Catholic architecture influenced by Venetian Renaissance ear can still be experienced in some of the Croatian rituals. Croatians display great national pride and upheld their regional traditions featured by differences in economy, topography, folklore, dialect, and cuisine. Serbia’s traces can still be seen even though most traditional Serbs have left the country and live in Serbian refugee camps.
Symbolism has a great role to play in present-day Croatia inspired by history, folk tradition, rural culture, medieval roots, and the high culture of Viennese and Catholicism. The national heritage is preserved and can be seen in national attire, folk music, dances, and songs.
Places to visit in Croatia
Plitvice Lakes National Park
UNESCO preserved and one of the most famous sights of Croatia, this Park can fairly be called the heaven of flowing emerald lakes, luxurious greenery, and fizzing waterfalls. You can witness several hiking trails and wooden footbridges rambling throughout this striking paradise populated by brown bears, wolves, and nearly 160 classes of birds, all providing visitors with exotic views and exceptional photo shooting opportunities.
Popularly known as Placa, Stradun is the most celebrated and outstanding street of Dubrovnik. Cut across the Old Town, the 300-meters long walkway surfaced with marble joins the Western and Eastern gates of the city and is decorated with sophisticated historic buildings and housing shops, cafés, and other commercials.
Pula Arena was constructed in the 1st century and comfortably one of the largest living Roman amphitheaters worldwide and the best conserved historic monument across Croatia. Just used once for gladiator fights, Pula is currently the hub of Croatia’s cultural life, accommodating various exhibitions, events, concerts including the PFF (Pula Film Festival) held in July, every year.
Croatia must best be visited in May-June or September-October when the climate is sunny and pleasant, making the place suitable for sunbathing and swimming.