The queen of Adriatic

Croatia is one of Europe’s most beautiful coastal countries In Europe. This European country has many things to offer to travellers. But can we ask you this: what do you really know about Croatia?

We in PALMA TRAVEL DMC know that Croatia has incredible food, dreamy landscapes, and some of the friendliest people. Beside this, we know Croatia is one of the most famous film locations and is very well-known for its picturesque red-roof houses and crystal blue Adriatic Sea.

But there is still so much to learn about Croatia before packing your luggage and heading off to Croatia. That is reason why we in this blog are sharing with you the most interesting fun facts about this European country. Whether you have or have not visited our homeland, there is so much to discover, that you will want to visit again. In following blog, we will introduce you with most interested facts about Croatia.


What is Croatia known for?

Croatia has one of the most fascinating histories, cultures, and environments of all the European countries. With incredible outdoor attractions and historic monuments, it’s important to learn all the interesting and fun Croatia facts, and more to plan the perfect getaway. Let’s dive in, starting with the history of this European country.


Facts about Croatia, you might not know:

  • Republic of Croatia was inhabited as early as the Palaeolithic Age. The Croats then arrived in the 6th century, together with other Slavic nations.

  • On June 7th, 879, Croatia was internationally recognised as an independent state. 46 years later, Tomislav became the first king in 925. Croatia thus became a kingdom and maintained its sovereignty for two centuries. After years under different rules, Croatia finally gained its full independence on June 25, 1991.

  • Zagreb is the capital and largest city in Croatia. It became the capital of the Mediterranean country in April 1941. and is 247 square miles (641 square kilometres). It is home to a fifth of the country’s population.

  • Croatia is also home to an original Egyptian sphinx. In 297, twelve sphinxes were brought to Split, Croatia. Currently, only a black granite one remains and is standing at the Peristyle.

  • The Pula Arena in Pula, Croatia is the only remaining Roman amphitheatre in the world to maintain its four side towers. It is one of the remaining three pieces of Roman architecture to keep its architectural integrity.

  • Croatia borders five countries. Hungary to the north, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, as well as Serbia to the east, Montenegro to the south, and Slovenia to the west. The Adriatic Sea borders the majority of Croatia’s southwest region. While it does not directly border with Italy, the two countries share a maritime border.

  • Croatia may be one of Europe’s smaller countries, but it is the 127th largest country in the world.

  • There are nearly as many Croatians living outside of the country as there are living there. The current population is a little over 4 million people. Do you know how many Croats live in Melbourne or Sydney? Do you know how many Croats lives in Punta Arenas (Chile)?

  • Croatia has more than 1,200 islands, islets, and crags off the coast of the mainland. However, only 48 are inhabited. Hvar and Korcula receive the most visitors of all the islands. 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.

  • The city of Dubrovnik, in Croatia, had one of the first medieval sewer systems in Europe.

  • The world’s smallest town is in Croatia. The town of “Hum” is so small its population is only between 17 to 23 people.

  • Vinkovci in eastern Croatia (Slavonija region) is one of the oldest towns in Europe. It has been continuously inhabited for more than 8,000 years!.

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