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About Croatia

The Republic of Croatia has a special and unique location because it belongs to Europe, the Danube region and the Mediterranean at the same time and thus connects Europe with the rest of the world. Croatia is a country at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe, on the Adriatic Sea. It borders Slovenia to the northwest, Hungary to the northeast, Serbia to the east, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro to the southeast, sharing a maritime border with Italy. Its capital, Zagreb, forms one of the country's primary subdivisions, along with twenty counties. Croatia has an area of 56,594 square kilometres (21,851 square miles) and a population of 4.28 million, most of whom are Roman Catholics.

Croatia's economy is dominated by service and industrial sectors and agriculture. Tourism is a significant source of revenue, with Croatia ranked among the top 20 most popular tourist destinations in the world. The state controls a part of the economy, with substantial government expenditure. The European Union is Croatia's most important trading partner. Croatia provides a social security, universal health care system, and a tuition-free primary and secondary education, while supporting culture through numerous public institutions and corporate investments in media and publishing.

There are over 150,000 legal entities in Croatia. Additionally, more than 80,000 subjects are active in crafts and freelancers. Financial statements of debt obligations to profit, in 2017 there were 120,081 including 98.5% of micro and male companies.

The Croatian economy after a sharp fall due to the upward trend in the economic crisis and GDP has been growing continuously for 12 quarters. The core of the economy is an industry that accounts for more than 20 percent of GDP and accounts for 95 percent of exports. The economy of the Republic of Croatia is extremely important, and tourism, which accounts for 19 percent of GDP.

The natural wealth, modern transport and energy infrastructure emphasize that in the future Croatia can position and build its future well on the European and world markets. Moreover, because of its excellent geographical position, Croatia has a very good traffic connection and access to all markets of Europe and the world.

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