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Where is Croatia?

The official name of Croatia is the Republic of Croatia, which is a sovereign state. It lies on the crossroads of Central Europe, Mediterranean, and Southeast Europe. This is where is Croatia. Formerly, Croatia was a Yugoslav republic on the Adriatic Sea. Its total area is 56,542 square kilometers, which makes it about the size of West Virginia. It is inhabited by approximately 4 million residents. The capital and largest city of Croatia is Zagreb.

Croatia constitutes of barren, rocky regions in most parts but towards the north of the capital, there are hills and fertile agricultural land, which borders with Drava, Danube, and the Sava Rivers in the east. One third of Croatia is forested.
Where is Croatia historically? It was inhabited by the Croats in the 7th century and became a kingdom for two centuries. Croatia was included in the unrecognized State of Slovenes after world war l and achieved independence in 1991. It is a member of the UN, EU, NATO, WTO, council of Europe and a founding member of the Union for the Mediterranean.

Croatia has many UNESCO sites to explore as well as centuries’ old cobbled streets to stroll around in. You can also enjoy the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea or reside on many of the islands within Croatia. There are also plenty of other activities to engage in such as cycling, hiking, and rafting in its stunning national parks, so let's find out what are the places to visit in Croatia?

Croatia has over 1000 islands to explore and so it presents tourists with unforgettable sea experiences. There are around eight national parks as well, to lounge, walk, or hike in if you're looking for some peace. The most stunning park is the Plitvice Lakes National Park, which is a two hour drive from Zagreb and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are many fortresses, waterfalls, and boat excursions to enjoy at the Krka National Park as well, which is near the Dalmatian port city of Split.

Among other places to visit in Croatia are six other UNESCO World Heritage sites as well. These include the historic city of Trogir, the Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Porec, the Stari Grad Plain in Hvar, the Cathedral of St James in Sibenik, the old city of Dubrovnik and the Historical Complex of Split and the Palace of Diocletian.