The Republic of Croatia can be found in southern Europe along the Adriatic Sea. The country has many offshore islands.
Croatia has an area of 21,829 square miles (56,538 kilometers).
There is a Mediterranean climate on the coasts. The climate is wetter and cooler inland.
The Sava and Drava rivers run through Croatia.
Part of the Dinaric Alps are in Croatia.
The Pannonian Basin, which lies partly in Croatia, has flood planes that are flanked by gravel terraces and loess, wind-blown glacial deposits.
The capital of Croatia is Zagreb.
Croatia was once part of Yugoslavia. It declared independence in 1991, and a war of independence took place until 1995.
The war led to economic difficulties.
In 1991, the old city of Dubrovnik, an important port and a popular tourist attraction, was shelled by Serbian forces.
Croatia has a population of 4,416,000.
90% of the people are Croats and 5% are Serbs.
88% are Roman Catholic, 4% are Christian Orthodox and 1% are Muslim.
The official language is Croatian.
Croatia has a parliamentary system of government.
The official currency of Croatia is the kuna, which consists of 100 lipa.