Geography of Croatia
The Republic of Croatia is a
state in the Western Balkans. It is one of the former republics
of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia that fell apart after the
Balkan War that was fought in the 90's. It shares borders with
Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia- Herzegovina.
The western part of the country is washed by Adriatic Sea.
Eastern part of the country is taken by plains crossed by
valleys of the rivers Sava and Drava. The Western part of the
country that stretches along the sea is very rugged and
mountainous with many picturesque island and numerous bays.
Weather and Climate
Much of Croatia lies on a shores of
the Adriatic Sea, which is part of the Mediterranean Sea. The climate is
mild with hot summers and fairly warm but rainy winters. July and August
are usually largest invasion of foreign tourists. However these are also
the hottest months of the year. Forest fires break out in many parts of
the country. So the best time to visit the country is in the months of
May- June or September. Crowds of tourists usually dwindle, but there is
still plenty of sun and moderately hot days to enjoy your stay.
Temperature in winter rarely go below freezing point, but it rains a
lot. Only eastern parts of the country receiving significant amount of
while you travel to Croatia
US citizens, British, Canadian as
well as European Union don't need visa to travel to Croatia if you
plan to stay less than 90 days there. However they do require
returning plane ticket.
Religion plays an important part
in lives of people. Religious affiliations are usually divide down
ethnic borders. So 87.8% of the country are Roman Catholic Croats,
4.4% are Eastern Orthodox Serbs. There is also some minor presence
of Muslims, Protestants and Jews.
Smoking and drinking on the
streets is a normal thing in Croatia. Although certain restriction
are applied around certain public, government and other localities.
Politics of Croatia
Croatia is a multi- party
parliamentary republic with a presidential form of government.
Its legislature is a two chambered parliament.