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The Dalmatian breed of dog is named after Dalmatia, a south coastal region in Croatia as the breed has its roots in that region
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Beautiful white stone mined from the Croatian island of Brac was used to build the palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian and the limestone columns of the White House in Washington, D.C.
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Croatia’s currency, Kuna, was named after Kuna, a small rodent, whose fur Croats used for payment in the region many centuries ago. The animal is called 'Marten' in English. Kuna is subdivided into 100 lipa. The word lipa means "linden (lime) tree".
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The necktie was invented in Croatia
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Marco Polo, the famous explorer, was born on the Croatian island of Korcula.
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Croatians can vote by the age of 16 provided they’re employed. If not, they must wait until the age of 18.
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Dalmatia is the setting for Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night
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Famous scientist and inventor, Nikola Tesla was born in the village of Smiljan which is now part of Croatia.
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Maraschino liqueur is from the city of Zadar in Dalmatia region of Croatia. It is obtained from the distillation of Marasca cherries. The small, slightly sour fruit of the marasca cherry tree, which grows wild along parts of the Dalmatian coast, lends the liqueur its unique aroma.
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Croatia's capital city is Zagreb
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Croatia highest point: Dinara Peak (1,831 m)
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Croatia lowest point: Adriatic Sea 0 m
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About 26% of Croatia's land is arable.
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Sava River is the Longest River in Croatia
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Croatia birth rate is 10 births/1,000 population
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Croatia infant mortality rate is 6 deaths/1,000 live births
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Croatia fertility rate is 1.45 children born/woman
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Croatia climate:

Mediterranean and continental;

continental climate predominant with hot summers and cold winters;

mild winters, dry summers along coast
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Croatia ethnic groups:

Croat - 89.6%

Serb - 4.5%

other - 5.9% (including Bosniak, Hungarian, Slovene, Czech, and Roma)
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Top 10 cities of Croatia with populations (2012 est.) are:
1. Zagreb: 792,875
2. Split: 178,192
3. Rijeka: 128,735
4. Osijek: 107,784
5. Zadar: 75,082
6. Pula: 57,765
7. Slavonski Brod: 59,507
8. Karlovac: 55,981
9. Varaždin: 47,055
10. Šibenik: 46,372
Administrative Divisions:
20 counties (zupanije, zupanija - singular)

1. Bjelovarsko-Bilogorska
2. Brodsko-Posavska
3. Dubrovacko-Neretvanska (Dubrovnik-Neretva)
4. Istarska (Istria)
5. Karlovacka
6. Koprivnicko-Krizevacka
7. Krapinsko-Zagorska
8. Licko-Senjska (Lika-Senj)
9. Medimurska
10. Osjecko-Baranjska
11. Pozesko-Slavonska (Pozega-Slavonia)
12. Primorsko-Goranska
13. Sibensko-Kninska
14. Sisacko-Moslavacka
15. Splitsko-Dalmatinska (Split-Dalmatia)
16. Varazdinska
17. Viroviticko-Podravska
18. Vukovarsko-Srijemska
19. Zadarska
20. Zagrebacka (Zagreb county)

and 1 city (grad - singular) with special county status:

Zagreb
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