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Croatia - Fact Sheet


General

Official Name

Republic of Croatia

Capital

Zagreb

Area

56,594 Sq. km.

Currency

Kuna; (Euro 1 = Kuna 7.54 & US$ 1 = Kuna 6.48)
(Croatian National Bank middle rate as on 29.09.2020)

GDP

Euro 53.96 billion [2019, Source-Croatian Central Bureau of Statistics (CCBS)]

GDP Growth Rate

2.9% (2019, Source-Croatian Central Bureau of Statistics)

Unemployment

9.0% (August 2020) [Source-CCBS]

GDP Per Capita (Nominal)

Euro 13,270 [2019, Source-CCBS]

PPP

Euro 16,704 [2015, Source: European Commission]

Forest Cover

19,200 Sq. Km

CO2 emissions

20,554 (kt) (2014) [Source: World Bank]

Tourist Arrivals

21 million [ 2019, Source: CCBS]

Population

4.3 million (2011 census)

Age Profile

0-14 years: 14.42%, 15-24 years: 11.92%, 25-54 years: 40.88%, 55-64 years: 14.55%, 65 years and over: 18.23%

Life expectancy

Male 73.02, Female 80.4 and Total Life Expectancy is 76.61

Languages

Croatian

Ethnic groups

90.4% Croats, 4.4% Serbs, 5.2% others

Religion

88% Roman Catholics, 4.4% Orthodox Church, 2% Muslims, 5.6% others

Internet Penetration

3.17 million (75%; 2016 estimate) (Source: CIA World Fact Book)

Mobile phones

4.5 million (Source: CIA World Fact Book)

Urbanisation

59% (2015 estimate)

Exports

Euro   15.40 billion (2019) (Source: Croatian Central Bureau of Statistics)
Euro 6.86 billion (Jan-Jun 2020)

Imports

Euro 24.85 billion (2019) (Source: Croatian Central Bureau of Statistics)
Euro 11.12 billion (Jan-Jun 2020)

Main Trade Partners

Exports: Italy, Slovenia, Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Austria, Serbia, Russia, United States, Hungary and Netherlands. Imports: Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Russia, China, Bosnia & Herzegovina, France, Hungary and Switzerland.

Political

Political Structure

Parliamentary democracy. Parliament has one Chamber, the House of Representatives, with 151 members elected for a four-year term.  The Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) won the Parliamentary Elections held on 05 July 2020 and formed the Government, led by Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Andrej Plenkovic, with the support of the Croatian Peoples Party (HNS), the Reformists and minority parties on 23 July 2020.   

The President is directly elected by the people for a five-year term. H.E. (Mr) Zoran Milanovi? took over as President on 18 Feb 2020.

Major Political Parties

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), Social Democratic Party (SDP), Miroslav škoro Homeland Movement, Bridge of Independent Lists (MOST), Croatian Peoples Party-Liberal Democrats (HNS), Istrian Democratic Assembly (IDS), Croatian Pensioners' Party (HSU), Human Shield (