Croatia extends from the foothills of the Julian Alps in the north-west and the Pannonian Plain in the east, over the Dinara mountain range in its central region, to the Adriatic coast in the south.
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56,542 km2, with an additional 31,067 km2 of territorial waters. Zagreb (779.145 inhabitants – the administrative, cultural, academic and communication centre of the country).
1,185 islands. The largest islands are those of Krk and Cres. There are 67 inhabited islands.
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 30°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 rent a car Zagreb.
The majority of the population are Croats. National minorities include Serbs, Moslems, Slovenes, Italians, Hungarians, Czechs, Slovaks, and others.
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 is Croatian language and Latin alphabet.
Cavta near Dubrovnik
The chief permanent cultural event is the Cavtat Summer (July – August), with a number of concerts of harmony-singing groups, folk music groups and sports tournaments (water-polo). The most popular event is the Day of Our Lady of the Snows (5th of August), along with the public holiday commemorating an important date in the recent Croatian history. During the carnival festivities (Janu-a-ry and February), the so-called Small Carnival Fiesta is the major event. CAVTAT, a town and port in the southern part of the Zupa Bay, 20 km southeast of Dubrovnik. Major tourist attractions include a very pleasant climate, luxuriant vegetation and nice shores. Economy is based on tourism, while chief occupations in the surroundings of Cavtat include farming and fishing.