My second card from Croatia! Thank you very much Dolores!
Zagreb is the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Croatia. It is located in the northwest of the country, along the Sava river, at the southern slopes of the Medvednica mountain. Zagreb lies at an elevation of approximately 122 m (400 ft) above sea level. In the last official census of 2011, the population of the settlement of Zagreb was 686,568, while the total population of its administrative area was 792,875. The wider Zagreb metropolitan area includes the City of Zagreb and the separate Zagreb County with a population of 317,642, bringing the total metropolitan area population up to 1,110,517. It is the only metropolitan area in Croatia with a population of over one million.
Here are some nice facts about Croatia:
- The official name of Croatia is the ‘Republic of Croatia’.
- The official language of Croatia is Croatian, which is written in the Latin script.
- The majority of the population in Croatia comprises of Roman Catholics. However, one can finds people of Orthodox faith, Muslims and Christians of other denominations there.
- The currency of Croatia is Kuna.
- The capital of Croatia is Zagreb.
- Croatia follows the system of Presidential – Parliamentary democracy.
- Croatia gained independence from Austria-Hungary in October 1918 and declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991.
- Croatia is a member of United Nations, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the Council of Europe.
- Croatia is also a candidate for membership of the European Union and received a NATO membership invitation in April 2008.
- Croatia became a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2008-2009 term, in October 2007.
- Croatia was founded in the first half of 7th
- century, on the ruins of the Roman Empire.
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