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Croatia - Capital City of Zagreb
Zagreb, the capital of the Republic of Croatia, is one of the oldest European cities and is yet one of Europe’s youngest metropolises. The fact that the Zagreb archdiocese was founded in 1094 and that the city was proclaimed a free royal city in 1242, attests to its long history. Zagreb was founded in a place where the last hills of the Alps merge towards the edge of the Panonian valley, making it an ideal spot for building a city within the Medvednica mountain hills (the highest point is Sljeme at 1,035 meters. Zagreb has a story to tell and it has a heart, a big heart.
Aug 9, 2011, 12:09
Croatia - Color Map
Use this handy map to explore the country of Croatia.
Aug 4, 2011, 15:49
Croatia - Economy
Before the dissolution of Yugoslavia, the Republic of Croatia, after Slovenia, was the most prosperous and industrialized area, with a per capita output perhaps one-third above the Yugoslav average. The economy emerged from its mild recession in 2000 with tourism the main factor, but massive structural unemployment remains a key negative element.
Aug 4, 2008, 10:13
Croatia - Flag
Learn more about the flag of Croatia.
Aug 4, 2008, 13:41
Croatia - Geography
Croatia is located in Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia.
Aug 4, 2011, 10:02
Croatia - Government
The capital of Croatia is Zagreb, and the government is a presidential/parliamentary democracy.
Aug 4, 2008, 10:09
Croatia - Introduction
The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Although Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it took four years of sporadic, but often bitter, fighting before occupying Serb armies were mostly cleared from Croatian lands.
Aug 4, 2011, 09:58
Croatia - Learning Links
Investigate these professional looking sites with great information.
Aug 4, 2008, 07:38
Croatia - Military
Citizens of Croatia must serve 6 months in the armed forces at the age of 18.
Aug 4, 2008, 10:19
Croatia - People
The language spoken is Croatia is primarily Croatian 96%, other languages include 4% (including Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, and German).
Aug 4, 2008, 10:05
Croatia - Transnational Issues
Discussions continue with Bosnia and Herzegovina over disputed territory around Kostajnica on the Una River and villages at the base of Mount Pljesevica.
Aug 4, 2008, 10:24
Croatia - Transportation
The ports and harbors of Croatia include Dubrovnik, Dugi Rat, Omisalj, Ploce, Pula, Rijeka, Sibenik, Split, Vukovar (inland waterway port on Danube), and Zadar.
Aug 3, 2008, 10:15
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