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Quick Facts

President: Ivo Josipovic

Prime Minister: Zoran Milanovic

Capital: Zagreb

Name: Hrvatska

Area: 56,538 sq km

Climate: Mediterranean and continental; continental climate predominant with hot summers and cold winters; mild winters, dry summers along coast

Geography: flat plains along Hungarian border, low mountains and highlands near Adriatic coastline and islands

Natural Resources: oil, some coal, bauxite, low-grade iron ore, calcium, gypsum, natural asphalt, silica, mica, clays, salt, hydropower

Environment: air pollution (from metallurgical plants) and resulting acid rain is damaging the forests; coastal pollution from industrial and domestic waste; landmine removal and reconstruction of infrastructure consequent to 1992-95 civil strife

Islands: 1185

Coastline: 5,835 km (mainland 1,777 km, islands 4,058 km)

Counties: 21

Language: Croatian (Serbo-Croatian)

Currency: kuna (HRK)

Average monthly salary: 4800HRK

Majority Religion: Catholic

Population: 4,493,312

Country telephone code 385

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