Croatia is the most beautiful country located at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe, on the Adriatic Sea. This amazing country covers an area of 56,594 square km. Its capital is Zagreb and it is also listed as the largest city. The official language is Croatian and Kuna (HRK) is the official currency that people used. People who live in Croatia are called Croatian. According to recent research, the population of this amazing country is 4.28 million.
Croatia is well known for its breathtaking and eye-pleasing views, delicious seafood, and excellent sunshine for the most part of the year. But still, people are not well aware of some interesting facts of this country. So are you planning to visit this adorable place?? Before paying a visit read our list of interesting facts about Croatia.
1. MORE THAN 2715 HOURS OF SUNSHINE PER YEAR
Croatia is the perfect place to meet the spring. This place is ideal for enjoying the summer because of the great sunshine. With more than 2715 HOURS OF SUNSHINE PER YEAR, you will get a full dose of sun and can expect a lot of sunny and enjoyable days.
2. CROATIAN GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS
Following are the world records that are actually held by Croatia.
. Longest distance moonwalk in an hour
. Longest Neck Tie
. The amazing and largest collection of items related to Panda
. The Largest Painting
. The Largest box of Popcorn
. Most pull-ups in a minute
. The Largest cup of cappuccino
3. Worlds smallest town is in Croatia
A small town known as ‘Hum’ is located in the Northwest of Croatia. This town is considered as the world’s smallest town. It is actually a world record and as per the sources it has a population of between 17 and 23.
4. CROATIAN INVENTIONS
Here are the inventions that are made in Croatia.
. The Mechanical Pencil
. The Maglite Torch
. The Parachute
. The MP3 Player
. The Torpedo
5. THE ISLAND OF BRAC HAS A Incredible BEACH THAT CHANGES ITS SHAPE AFTER THE WINDS
One of the most interesting facts about Croatia is that the famous beach of Zlatni Rat is present there which actually changes its appearance. This change of appearance depends on the winds.
6. Its border connect with 5 other countries
With land borders to Hungary, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Slovenia, Serbia, and Montenegro, it is quite easy to travel through the land from here.
7. ONE-THIRD OF CROATIA IS COVERED BY FORESTS
When the discussion begins about beauty and nature then you will find a lot of exciting places in Croatia. You will discover much unique natural attraction that will amaze you. The eye-pleasing scene of natural landscapes will make you feel like you are in haven.
8. THERE ARE 1244 ISLANDS, ISLES AND INLETS TO EXPLORE
There are many different islands to discover. These islands are extremely beautiful and contain amazing sites. Some of the extremely popular islands are Galešnjak Island, Hvar, Vis, Korcula, Cres, Brac, Pag, and Krk. One of the most interesting facts about Galešnjak Island is that it looks like a heart.
9. THERE ARE ABOUT 4.2 MILLION CROATS LIVING ABROAD
It is also among amazing facts that there is almost the same number of Croats living their lives abroad.
10. ON THE ISLAND OF SUSAK WOMEN WEAR THE SHORTEST FOLK COSTUMES IN EUROPE
Folk costumes have great importance in European cultures. Every country and every region within that country mostly have their own amazing folk costumes. Interestingly in Susak, women are extremely famous for having the shortest folk costumes in Europe. Basically, Susak is a well known Croatian island.
11. THE NECKTIE WAS INVENTED HERE
Every businessman who is going for a meeting wear this necktie, every student wears this necktie, hence it is very popular in all over the world. People across the world wear it. A necktie is daily originated from Croats who were fighting as mercenaries for the Kingdom of France.
12. A Great Tourist Place
Tourism is very popular in the world. Croatia is among those countries who are earning a lot from tourism. There are many beautiful islands, eye-pleasing beaches, beautiful forests which are full of natural beauty. These amazing places attract millions of people from across the world. People from different countries come to see these exciting places and enjoy their quality time. Tourism is providing huge profit to this country. In 2009 around 11 million tourists visited this amazing country.
Cres and Krk are very famous among tourists because they are the largest islands of the country and have many attractions. The lakes are beautiful and contain distinctive colors including blue, mint grey and green. According to some statistics, this country is among the 40 extremely popular tourist destinations in the world.