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Croatia

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Croatia
Republic of Croatia
Thy Phung

Croatia's main religion is Christianity.
91.06% of the population is Christian.
Most of them are members of the Roman Catholic Church.
Croatia's Religion
Mainland cuisine is more characterized by the earlier Slavic and the more recent neighboring countries-- Hungarian, Austrian, and Turkish. They use lard for cooking, and spice such as black pepper, paprika, and garlic.
Food
Croatia is bordered by Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Croatia covers about 21,851 square miles.
The capital is Zagreb. It is the largest city of the Republic of Croatia. Zagreb is located in the northwest of the country,along the Sava river.
It has a population of 4,257,188 as of 2015
Simply Croatia
The highest mountain in Croatia is called Dinara. It is 1,831 meters above sea level.
The longest river is the Sava river, which is 349 miles long.
The largest river is Lake Vrana. It is 11.9 square miles.
The Pannonian Basin, Dinaric Alps, and the Adriatic Basin are major geomorphological parts of Croatia.
Physical Features
Croatia
The people of Croatia mostly speak Croatian.
Croatia has a parliamentary republic and parliamentary system
the democratic governance of a state in which the executive derives its democratic legitimacy from, and is held accountable to the legislature (parliament); the executive branches are thus interconnected
On February 19, 2015, Kolinda Grabar- Kitarovic took office as the fourth president of Croatia, becoming the first female president.
Croatia's Economy
Croatia has a service-based economy with the tertiary sector accounting for 70% of GDP.
The economy was highly affected by the Global Financial Crisis and decreased by 6.9% in 2009, 1.4% in 2010 and showed recovery in 2011 with 0.0% real GDP growth.
Croatia's currency is the Croatia Kuna.
This is Croatia's flag.The flag contains colors from the flag of the Kingdom of Croatia and the flag of the Kingdom of Slavonia. These kingdoms are the historic constituent states of the Croatian Kingdom
History
At one time, the Roman province of Pannonia was settled in the 7th century by the Croats. They converted to Christianity between the 7th century and 9th century and adopted the Roman alphabet under the suzerainty of Charlemagne.
In 925, the Croats defeated the Byzantine and Frankish invaders and established their own independent kingdom, which reached its peak during the 11th century.
Croatia was conquered in 1091 by the Hungarians.
Then was invaded by Germany in 1941.
In June 1991, the Croatian parliament passed a declaration of independence from Yugoslavia.
They joined NATO in April 2009.
Holidays
Croatia has a holiday called Epiphany.
The traditional date for the feast is January 6 but since 1970, they celebrated it the Sunday after January 1. It is to celebrate the Incarnation of Jesus Christ. It included the commemoration of his birth.
Another holiday celebrated is called All Saints' Day(AKA: All Hallows, Solemnity of All Saints, or Feast of All Saints)
The liturgical celebration begins a Vespers on the evening of October 31st and ends a the close of November 1st. It is the day before All Souls' Day. They believe that there is a prayerful spiritual bond between those in Heaven and the living.
St. Stephen's Day (Feast of St. Stephen)
A Christian saint's day to commemorate Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr or protomartyr. It is celebrated on December 26th west or 27th in the east. It is a public holiday in Alsace, Austria, Balearic Islands, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Catalonia, Croatia, Czech Republic,Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lexembourg, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moselle, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Romania,Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Sweden.
Interesting Facts
Croatia invented the necktie
Has the greatest emigration rate, next to Ireland.
The location of dalmatians is Croatian
Their currency is named after a rodent and a lime tree
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