Croatia is a small European country that sits along the Adriatic Sea. It was part of Hungary for many years and was joined to Yugoslavia in 1918. In 1991, it declared independence from Yugoslavia. A bloody war followed between Croatia and Serbia. The country was devastated. The people were very poor and hungry.
Since then, Croatia is making a comeback. The country includes 1,185 islands. People come to visit the islands and the beaches. They go to museums and look at the beautiful buildings.
Fun Facts about Croatia for Kids
- Zagreb is the capital of Croatia.
- The President of Croatia is Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic (data July 2018).
- The currency used is the Croatian kuna.
- The country has 21,829 square miles of land.
- Croatia has a population of 4,164,783 (data July 2018).
- Croatian is the official language.
- Most people are Christian.
- Croatia has a multiparty democracy.
- 99 percent of adults can read.
- Croatians can expect to live 78.3 years.
- Vinkovci City is the oldest inhabited city in Europe, people have settled here for over 8,000 years.
- Iris is the national flower of Croatia.
- At 1,831 m Dinara is the highest mountain in Croatia.
- In 2017 over 18 million tourists made a visit to Croatia.
- Wolves, Bears and Linx are only some of the exotic wildlife in Croatia.
- Devastate: ruin, destroy
- Comeback: regain health, prosperity
- Museum: a place to see historic, cultural or environmental artifacts
All about Croatia Video for Kids
Watch this awesome Croatia video for kids:
A video showcasing the beautiful sites and culture of Croatia.
Question: Does Croatia have many natural resources?
Answer: Croatia has many mines. The country also has rich farmland. Farmers grow flax, plums, grapes, apricots and grain. Flax is grown for food and is also woven into fabric.
Map of Croatia
Here’s a map of the country of Croatia and all its cities and villages. Zoom in to get into street level or zoom out to see other countries around Croatia! You can see the terrain, but also see the roads, images of the buildings and even take a 3D tour through the streets of the cities of Croatia, as though you are actually there!
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