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Croatia Country Guide


The country of Croatia is located in the Central Europe region is bordered by Hungary and Slovenia (north), Montenegro (south-east), Bosnia and Herzegovina (east) and Serbia (north-east). Croatia has also been considered as the Land on the Crossroads since it is situated at the crossroads of the Pannonian Plain, the Balkans and the Mediterranean Sea.

One interesting fact is that Croatia has actually been the birth place of some items that have become very common and are used by people in everyday life – the necktie and the fountain pen.

One can find a blend of different cultures in this otherwise small country. The influences of its neighbors, particularly Hungary and Turkey, have played a major role in the shaping of Croatian culture as we know of today. Other influences have come from the Mediterranean countries of Italy and France.

Croatia is a land that is proud of their cultural heritage and history. The country is composed of quaint towns that serve as a living museum. One of the most popular town-museums in the country is the town of Trogir. Located on the Adriatic coast, this town showcases the influences of Greek, Roman and Venetian and how it played a role to the development of Croatia as the country we know today. It boasts some of the most well-preserved pieces of architecture that dates back to the Romanesque and Baroque periods. In 1997, this historic town and harbor has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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