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Interesting Facts about Croatia

Croatia Interesting Facts

Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia, is a country in Europe. Here are some interesting facts about Croatia:

  • Croatia has the highest number of UNESCO Intangible Goods of any European county. Totally there are 14 goods.
  • Croatian money is called the kuna, which is also the word for the marten, a furry ferret-like little animal. Croatian old currency is named after a Rodent.
  • 101 dalmatians are originated in Croatia. The waterfront area is known as the Dalmatian coast, and the region has been known as “Dalmatia” since Imperial Roman times.
  • Croatians used Glagolitic script which is the oldest Slavic script.
  • There are 1246 islands in Croatia.
  • The last specimen of the Mediterranean seal lives in the Croatian aquatorium.
  • Almost 10% of Croatia is made up of 11 nature parks.
  • Croatia is home of the world’s smallest town called “Hum”.
  • Croatia is the 127th largest country in the world.
  • Alfred Hitchcock said that seaside town Zadar in Dalmatia has the best sunset in the world!
  • Nicola Tesla was born in Croatia in the village Smiljan.
  • Croatia has the richest collection of remains of Neanderthal people in the world and was the home of largest Neanderthal community.
  • Pen was invented in Croatia. It called the Penkala in 1906 and was invented by Slavoljub Penkala.
  • Roman Gladiators used to fight in Croatia. Amphitheatre in Croatia is one of only 3 preserved in the world.
  • Traditional sport of Croatia is a Picigin.
  • Truffle hunting is very popular in Croatia.
  • "Game of Thrones" was filmed in Croatia.
  • The most popular sport in Croatia is a football. Croatians absolutely love football.
  • The country of Croatia was inhabited as early as the Paleolithic Age. The Croats then arrived in the 6th century.
  • Croatia is also home to an original Egyptian sphinx. In 297, twelve sphinxes were brought to Split.
  • The largest island in Croatia is Krk, with a surface area of 405.78 square meters.
  • Croatia has a heart-shaped island, Galešnjak, which is also known as the Island of Love or Lover’s Island.
  • One of the first medieval sewer systems in Europe was in Dubrovnik.
  • Zlatni rat beach changes in shape and color depending on the wind. This beach is in Bol, on the island of Brac. Its nickname is the Golden Horn.
  • Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, used to be known by the name Agram.
  • There are names of two Croatians on the map of the Moon. Scientists J.R. Boskovik and A. Mohorovicic.
  • The world’s first torpedo was constructed by Rijeka native, Ivan Lupis.
  • The longest Croatian word is “prijestolonasljednikovičičinima”, which means “heirs to the throne”.
  • Croatia is a country located in Southeast Europe. It shares borders with Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Italy.

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