3 899 000 (2021) 



June 25, 1991



56,594 km² (land) and 31,067 km² (sea)

21 counties, 127 towns, and 429 municipalities

National currency: Kuna (HRK) (from 1.1. 2023. Euro)



8 national parks and 11 nature parks

3,000 protected cultural monuments

1,246 islands, small islands, and islets

5,835 km intended coastline


Situated in South East Europe, in a region lapped by the waves of the Mediterranean

Croatia has always been a country of exciting intertwinement of central European and Mediterranean cultural circles. Croatia borders Slovenia and Hungary to the north, Serbia to the east, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro to the southeast. The country also has a long maritime border with Italy in the Adriatic Sea.


According to UNESCO, Croatia is the country with the greatest number of protected cultural phenomena in Europe. This is thanks to its natural-geographical diversity, as well as its specific historical uniqueness. These natural assets greatly impact the development of tourism and social and cultural life. Therefore, today, Croatia represents one of the tourist superpowers of the Mediterranean which is evident by the continual increase in the number of tourists visiting the country. A warm sea, deeply drawn into the European continent, Mediterranean climate, modern motorways, and a favourable geo-transit position are only some of the reasons why many foreign tourists and world-renowned tourism magazine publishers consider Croatia the most desirable tourist destination.



Croatia is a country that loves and understands the sport

Croatia, with less than 4 million inhabitants, achieved its recognition in the world through major sporting accomplishments of top athletes – Davor Šuker (football), Dražen Petrović (basketball), Goran Ivanišević (tennis), Janica and Ivica Kostelić (skiing), Blanka Vlašić (athletics) and many others.


Croatia has hosted many major European and international sports events in the last 20 years. The sports events that Croatia hosts are always organized with great care, attention, and the highest levels of professionalism as this nation, small by number, is aware that only a great and brave heart can achieve important results.