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Capital: Zagreb
Language: Croatian
Currency: Kuna (HRK)
Time zone: CET (UTC+1)

Croatia which is located in central and south east Europe is a sovereign state with a diverse climate. It was inhabited by the 6th century AD and currently the tourism industry plays a major role in bringing in the income mostly during the summer which has Croatia being ranked the 18th most popular travel destination in the world. The many islands which are part of the country are blessed with a luscious vegetation with low mountains and highlands with forests. The largest islands that belong to Croatia are Cres and Krk each consisting of an area approximately around 400 square miles. While the country is mostly known for its beautiful beaches, the islands also consists of beautiful rivers such as Sava, Drava, Kupa and Danube, the second largest river of Europe. And in addition to these, Croatia owns a number of multiple deep caves and breathtakingly beautiful lakes which are mostly turquoise to mint green or blue, making them most travelers famous destinations.

The Croatian climate according to the Köppen climate classification, is described as moderately warm and rainy with an average temperature of about −3 °C in the month of January and 18 °C in the month of July. While the Adriatic coast is considered the warmed parts of Croatia, Lika and Gorski Kotar are considered the coldest areas with snowy forested climates.

The culture of Croatia is mainly influenced by its geographical location as the representation of four different cultural influences can be seen. There is a mix of both western culture as well as the eastern. But it was in the 19th century that Croatia experienced its most flourishing years related to arts and culture as a result of the Illyrian movement. Croatia can boast about seven sites that managed to be listed under the UNESCO world heritage list in addition to owning ten of world’s intangible cultural masterpieces of UNESCO as Croatia possesses an intangible culture.