Croatia Facts Capital: ZagrebGovernment Type: Presidential/parliamentary democracyCurrency: HRKPopulation: 4,475,611Total Area: 21,851 Square Miles56,594 Square KilometersLocation: Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Bosnia and Herzegovina and SloveniaLanguage: Croatian 96%, other 4% (including Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, and German) LanguagesCroatian 96%, other 4% (including Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, and German). The Croatian language has thirty letters, each with a distinct sound.   The Croatian People   A handshake is the most common greeting in Croatia. Along with a phrase such as Dobro jutro (good morning), Dobar dan (good day), or Dobra vecer (good evening). When friends and relatives greet, they embrace and kiss each other on both cheeks. In formal situations, a man waits for a woman to extend her hand. In formal greetings, the family name is preceded by gospodine (Mr.), gospodjo (Mrs.), gospodjice (Miss.), or a professio...


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