Croatia: Home Land Of Christians

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Croatia: Home Land Of Christians. Everyone you know about one of the beautiful European country Croatia. we all love to go there and spend our vacation but there are some interesting

facts and many things to know before you go so here I am trying to give you some traditional,cultural,historical,geographical facts Croatia. This is worth reading if you want to explore Croatia.

Croatia: Home Land Of Christians

Geographical location

Official name of Croatia is Republic of Croatia, is located in Europe along the Adriatic Sea and between the countries of Slovenia Bosnia and Herzegovina. Croatia has a variety of topography with flat plains along its border Hungary and low mountains near its coastline. The climate of this country is both Mediterranean and continental depending on location. The continental areas of the country have hot summers and cold winters, while the Mediterranean areas have  mild, wet winters and dry summers.

 

History

History of Croatia is like complicated algorithm of shifting ethnic and national identities. There are still a few key developments to keep in mind when trying to make sense of Croatia’s past. From about 11 BC to about 5th century A.D., Romans ruled the roost. The Romans during their ruled they make transport easier than earlier they make road linked to the Dalmatian coast with the Aegean and Black seas and the Danube. They were variably forming communities and then migrating and warring upon each other. In 800 A.D., the Frankish emperor charles the Great, the ruler of Western Europe and first real superpower since the fall of Rome, conquered Dalmatia but historian said that swiftly launched a campaign to convert rulers  of Croatia to Christianity. After the death of Charles in 814 A.D.,Dalmatia was controlled by the byzantine while the pannonian croats remained under Frankish rule. The Christianity spread all over the country and today 90% of Croatian are  Christian. Now, almost 2 decades Croatia is well established and as a safe independent and tourist lover country. Korcula is Croatian island where great explorer Marco Polo was born.

 

Economy

The currency of Croatia is Kuna. The name of this country currency  was named after Kuna, a small rodent, whose fur croats used  for payment in the region many centuries ago. This animal is called in English is “Marten”kuna is subdivided into 100  lipa. The word lipa means “linden (lime) tree”. Croatia’s GDP per capita is 11,535.80 $ which is 1.9 times higher than the world median 6027.13 $. The GDP of the Croatia is $48.7B which is two times higher than the world $21.2 billion Transport equipment,textiles,chemicals,foodstuffs,fuels are the major export of this country, while major imports are machinery,transport,electrical equipment etc.Croatia: Home Of ChristiansCroatia: Home Of Christians

Popular personality of Croatia

Marco polo:

Korcula is Croatian island where great explorer Marco polo was born.

Nikola Tesla:-

Nikola Tesla who was a great scientist and inventor was born in the village Smiljan which is now part of Croatia.

Faust Vraneiae:-

Parachute was also invented in Croatia by Faust Vraneiae in 1617.

Necktie:-

Necktie, originally known as cravat was worn by Croatian soldiers on their visit to the French king Louis XIII, in the 17th century. The king liked it so much that he ordered one to be made for himself – and the rest is history.

Croatian Slavoljub Penkala :-

 Croatian Slavoljub Penkala invented a mechanical pen – ‘penkala’- in 1906, in his company TOZ in Zagreb.

Ruđer Bošković :-




Ruđer Bošković, a famous Croatian scientistCroatia: Home Of Christians and revolutionary, suggested placing five concentric iron bands as the best way to secure the stability of the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. To this day his solution kept the precious art of Michelangelo safe.   

Language




80% of Croatians are multilingual and, of that group, 81% are English-speakers. The next most popular language is German at 49% followed by Italian at 24%. The official language of Croatia is Croatian.

Food

In the north and inland, the majority of the foods has an Austrian or Hungarian flavor. A typical lunch includes chicken or beef soup, cooked meat (often pork), potatoes, and bread. Greens with vinegar and oil are served in the spring and summer, and pickled vegetables in the winter. Along the coast, a meal usually includes fish and pasta, risotto and polenta. Lamb is common in the Dalmatian highland region.

For holidays or special occasions, there are larger quantities of food are consumed, particularly meat. Roast pork with the skin (pecenka) is popular in Zagreb and Slavonia.

 

Tradition

Only close friends and family members tend to use first names. Never jump to first names being invited to. Close friends may greet each other with an embrace and a kiss on each cheek. Again wait until the Croatian initiates  this form of greeting.   

Tourist attraction

Mljet:-

The island of Mljet is one of the larger islands off the coast of Southern Croatia. With 72% of the island covered by forests and the rest dotted by fields, vineyards and small villages, Mljet is a perfect place to relax. The island contains two salt lakes Veliko and Malo Jezero that are located at the western end of the island. In the middle of Veliko Jezero there is a small island with an old Benedictine monastery.

Diocletian’s Palace in Split:-

It was built by Roman Emperor Diocletian, who retired heCroatia is well established and as a safe independent and tourist lover country. Korcula is Croatian island where great explorer Marco Polo was born.re in AD 305. Square in plan, the palace has four monumental gates, three from the land and one which originally opened directly onto the water. Within the walls, things to see include the magnificent Peristyle (an arcaded courtyard), where you’ll also find the Cathedral of St. Domnius with its elegant bell-tower.

Kornati National park:-

Spreading over an area of sea 35 kilometers long and 13 kilometers wide, this archipelago encompasses more than 80 scattered islets.

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The Cathedral of St. Duje:-

The oldest Catholic cathedral in the world is the Cathedral of St. Duje (Saint Domnius), built in Split more than 1700 years ago as a mausoleum for the Roman emperor Diocletian. The construction of its unique belle tower started in the 13th century, and was finished in the 16th century.

Night life

Nightlife in Croatia is great, beer is cheap, baristas shake up the latest cocktails, DJs spin the latest sounds and music ranges from Slavic to soul, rock, electronica, jazz, world and beyond. When the weather warms up and urbanites head to the islands, island clubs and discos explode into action and the big-city hotspots wind down. When the weather warms up and urbanites head to the islands, island clubs and discos explode into action and the big-city hotspots wind down.

Girls

Croatia isn’t like other Eastern European countries where girls are generally upfront and honest with their intentions—they will play you if you give them the opportunity, especially the higher end venues. Generally speaking, as long as she didn’t have a bitch face when you first approached her, you should be in the clear to buy a drink.

 

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