Area of territorial waters:31.067 km
Capital:Zagreb. 950.000 inhabitants- the centre of the country
Length of coast:5,835 km - including 4,058 km of island Number of islands, islets and reefs:1,185. The largest islands are those of Krk and Cres. There are 67 inhabited islands.
Highestpike:Dinara 1.831 m
Climate: Northern Croatia has a continental climate; Central Croatia has a semi-highland and highland climate, while the Croatian coast has a Mediterranean climate. Winter temperatures range from -1 to 3°C in the continental region, -5 to 0°C in the mountain region and 5 to 10°C in the coastal region. Summer temperatures range from 22 to 26°C in the continental region, 15 to 20°C in the mountain region and 26 to 30°C in the coastal region.
Geographical position:Croatia extends from the foothills the Julian Alps in the north-west and the Pannonian Plain of in the east, over the Dinara mountain range in its central region, to the Adriatic coast in the south.
Population:The majority of the population are Croats. National minorities include Serbs, Moslems, Slovenes, Hungarians, Czechs, Slovaks, Italians, and others.
Religions:The majority of the population are Roman Catholics, and in addition there are a number of those of Orthodox faith, as well as Muslims, and Christians of other denominations.
Official language and alphabet:Croatian language and Latin alphabet.