10 Interesting facts about Croatia

For anyone interested in visiting or curious for learning more about Croatia, here’s a brief overview for help getting started.

  • 1. There are about 4.3 million people that live in Croatia.  It has borders with Slovenia and Hungary to the north, Serbia in the east, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the south, Montenegro to the southeast, and across the Adriatic Sea is Italy.
  • 2. The capital and largest city is Zagreb with about 800,000 people, followed by the cities of Split, Rijeka, Osijek, Zadar, Pula, Slavonski Brod, Karlovac, Varazdin, and Sibenik.
  • 3. The main language used is Croatian, with other languages used including Czech, Hungarian, Italian, Ruthenian, Serbian, Slovakian, English, German, French, and Russian.
  • 4. There are thousands of islands and islets along the southwest shore, 48 of which are inhabited.  The largest islands are Cres and Krk. There are eight national parks, two reserves, and ten nature parks, some of the well known parks include the Plitvice Lakes National Park and the Sjeverni Velebit National Park.
  • 5. There are many different caves to explore in Croatia, over 7,000, including 49 that are deeper than 250 metres, 14 deeper than 500 metres, and three that are deeper than 1,000 metres or over 3,000 feet.  The Plitvice Lake systems are unique as they’re going over a large system of dolomite and limestone, giving them colors that range from turquoise, mint green, grey, or blue.
  • 6. The currency used is the Kuna, HRK.  The economy is heavily based on the service sector such as tourism, the industrial sector such as ship building, and agriculture.
  • 7. The necktie originates from Croatia, descended from a cravat originally worn by 17th century Croatian mercenaries in France.
  • 8. The cuisine of Croatia depends on the region that you’re in, these being Istria, Dalmatia, Dubrovnik, Lika, Gorski Kotar, Zagorje, Medimurje, Podravina, and Slavonija.  Dishes can include meat and game, seafood, stews, pasta, soups, cheese, pastries, cheese, and pies.  Some of the well known dishes include Meso z Tiblice, seafood such as lobster or fish stew, Goulash stew, Zganci, White Truffles, Stuffed Peppers, Crepes, and Savijaca.
  • 9. Beverages include local beers such as Karlovacko, Ozujsko, Pan, Favorit, Osjecko, Rijecko, Tomislav, and Velebitsko Pivo.  Liqueurs include Rakija from grapes, plums, pears, or cherries, Medovina from honey, and Orahovac from walnuts.  There are also a large number of wines from the different regions, whether white, red, dry, or sweet.
  • 10. There are about 10 million travelers or tourists to Croatia each year, over twice the actual population.  Attractions include the many coastal areas, lakes, and parks available.

Have your own networks with others in Croatia

If you regularly share content or work with people in Croatia, here are a few benefits you get from using an Odysen solution:

  • Use in your preferred language, including English, German, Italian, French, Russian, Czech, Hungarian, Slovakian, and others.
  • Have separate networks for different groups, keeping content focused for each.  This could be having separate networks for different groups of friends, family members, organizations as well as using in professional environments, having separate networks for different clients or customers.
  • Organize content with easy to use folders, add sub-folders to expand and see integrated views from respective parent folders.
  • Within each folder you can add content to the applications, including actions, notes, events, photos, graphics, audio files, office files, videos, websites and blogs.
  • Get started and invite other users for free with the Basic plan.  This includes the ability create as many networks as you’d like, use the applications, and initial storage for your photos, office files, audio and video files.

Learn more about having your own networks with others in Croatia, including using the applications, languages available, solution examples, and relevant blog articles.

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