sobota, 28 marca 2015

Croatia is a sovereign state at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean. Its capital city is Zagreb, which forms one of the country's primary subdivisions, along with its twenty counties. Croatia covers 56,594 square kilometers and has diverse, mostly continental and Mediterranean climates.

Did you know that:
1. Croatia's Adriatic Sea coast contains more than a thousand islands.
2. Famous scientist and inventor, Nikola Tesla was born in the village of Smiljan which is now part of Croatia.
3. The smallest town in the world is Hum, which is in Istria with a population of only 23 people.
4. Agatha Christie spent her honeymoon in Dubrovnik.
5. Marco Polo, the world-renowned 13th century adventurer, traveler and merchant, was most probably born in 1254 on the Dalmatian island of Korčula and even today, there are people on the island, who bear the same family name.
6. The famous Dalmatian dogs originally came from Croatia’s region of Dalmatia. Thanks to its eye-catching white coat and black spots, the Dalmatian is one of the most easily recognizable dog breeds in the world.
7. The White House in Washington, D.C. was built with the stone brought from the island of Brac.
8. The necktie, worn by businessmen around the world, was invented in Croatia and is locally known as ‘cravat.’
9. The national park of Plitvice and Krka have been used as the locations for scenes in the films about the Indian Winnetou.
10. It has the highest number of UNESCO Intangible Goods of any European country (in a tie with Spain).

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