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Republic of Croatia
Republic of Croatia
Republic of Croatia
Republic of Croatia
Republic of Croatia
Republic of Croatia
Republic of Croatia
Republic of Croatia
Republic of Croatia
Republic of Croatia
Republic of Croatia
Republic of Croatia
Republic of Croatia
Republic of Croatia
Republic of Croatia
Republic of Croatia
Republic of Croatia
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Republic of Croatia

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  • 1. Republic of Croatia – Republika Hrvatska
  • 2. Content1. Survey2. Geography3. Basic Facts4. Society5. History6. Economy7. Culture8. Summary9. Questions10. Sources
  • 3. 1. Survey12 What is the first thing that comes into3 your mind when you think about45 Croatia ?678910
  • 4. 2. Geography 1.185 Islands1 Total area: 87.609 km² Land area: 56.542 km²2 3 main regions: - Pannonian Basin3 - Dinaric Alps - Adriatic Basin45678910
  • 5. 2. Geography - Croatia is among the most biodiverse countries in Europe - 8 National Parks123456789
  • 6. 3. Basic Facts • Official name: Republic of Croatia • Official language: Croatian 96,12% (serbian 1%, italian 0,46%,1 albanian 0,33%,  english, german) • Official script: Latin2 • Monetary Union: Croatian Kuna (1 € = 7,47 kn) • Capital City: Zagreb (779.145 inhabitants)34 • Political System: Parliamentary Democracy • President: Ivo Josipovic5 • Prime Minister: Zoran Milanovic • Political Organisation: 20 Counties678910
  • 7. The Croatian Flag
  • 8. 4. Society Population Ethnic Groups Religions1 Total population: 4.290.612 inhabitants (2011)23456789 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Croatian_censuses_1857-2011.gif
  • 9. 4. Society Population Ethnic Groups Religions123456789 http://www.mfa.hr/MVP.asp?pcpid=41
  • 10. 4. Society Population Ethnic Groups Religions123456789 http://www.mfa.hr/MVP.asp?pcpid=41
  • 11. 5. History 4000 B.C. Illyrians 2000 B.C. political influence of Rome Empire 550 – 1270 ruled by byzantine emperor Constantine IV1 924 – 1102 Kingdom of Croatia – first king: Tomislav 1102 – 1526 personal union of Croatia and Hungary2 • Republic of Venice controlled most of coastal areas,3 but Dubrovnic remained independent 15th century landloss due to expansion of Ottoman territory – help from Habsburg4 1815 Dalmatia and Istria belong to Austria in 19th Century populaton wanted to be independent 1918 Croatian Sabor declared independence5  became part of State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs 1929 Kingdom of Yugoslavia6 1941 Yugoslavia was occupied by Germany and Italy 1945 – 1991 Croatia as part of Yugoslavia7 1991 Republic of Croatia (Franjo Tudman declared independence)8 1991 – 1995 Croatian War of Independence Since 2004 Croatia applied for the EU membership9 1st July 2013 Accession of Croatia to the European Union10
  • 12. 6. Economy • small and open economy, associated with other foreign markets1 • GDP per Cap. : 15.702 (2011)2 • Growth rate 2011: 0,6 % (2000 – 2011 =2,5%) • Unemployment rate 13,6 %34 • Economic output (2009): 73,6 % service sector (Tourism – 20%)5 20,5 % industrial sector 5,9 % Agriculture6 • Important trading partner: states of the European Union.7 • prospective entry (EU)  increased investment8 • Export: water, small shipbuilding, textile-clothing910
  • 13. 7. Culture1 • Music: – 3 major influences:2 • Mediterranean (coastal areas) • Balkan (mountains)3 • Central Europe (central & northern parts) – Traditional music4 • Klapa (a cappella singing)5 • Tamburitza (folk music with string instruments)6 • Cuisine – heterogeneous  the cuisine of regions78910
  • 14. 1234 Culture –5 Funny Facts678910
  • 15. 8. Summary – Handout • Geography1 – Neighbors: - Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Montenegro, Adriatic Sea - 1.185 Isands2 - 8 national Parks3 • Ethnic groups and religions 89,6% Croats 88,0% Catholics4 4,5% Serbs 4,4% Orthodox 3,6% Others 2,9% non declared 1,8% non declared 2,2% Atheists5 0,5% Serbs 1,3% Muslims6 • Important historical facts – 1918: Croatia declared independence and became part of State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs7 – 1929: Kingdom of Yugoslavia – 1991: Franjo Tudman declared independence8 – 1991 – 1995: War of Independence – 2004: application for the European Union membership9 – 2013: EU – Membership10
  • 16. 8. Summary – Handout • Cultural Facts1 – Croatia unites a large number of cultures in a small place – The Culture has its roots in a long history2 – Music: 3 major influences (Mediterranean, Balkan, Central Europe) + examples for the traditional music (Klapa, Tamburitza)3 – Cuisine: is heterogeneous and is called “the cuisine of the regions” – Funny Facts:4 • Smallest town = Hum (Istria) • Sea Organ in Zadar • Currency named after animal (marten in eng.)5 • White house is built out of stone from Brac • Homeland of Marco Polo, who was born on Korcula6 • The first tie is from Croatia78910
  • 17. 1 Thank you for your2 attention!!!3456789 Do you have any questions?10
  • 18. Sources1 • http://wko.at/statistik/eu/wp-kroatien.pdf • http://www.mfa.hr/MVP.asp?pcpid=412 • http://hgd.mvpei.hr/en/croatian_economy/ • http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Croatian-cuisine3 • http://www.everyculture.com/Cr-Ga/Croatia.html4 • http://www.delhrv.ec.europa.eu/?lang=en&content=61 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia5 • http://www.kroatien-reise.org/reisetipps-kroatien/allgemeine- reisetipps/6 • http://www.croatians.com/FISH-FISH%20PREJUDICE.htm • http://www.mfa.hr/MVP.asp?pcpid=9707 • http://www.adrijanaputovanja.hr/Croatia_UNESCO.aspx8910

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