A virtual guide to Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia, a country on the north western edge of the Balkan Peninsula in southern Europe, formerly a constituent republic of Yugoslavia. Five countries border Croatia: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia, and it shares a sea border with Italy.
Croatia covers an area of 56,594 km², compared Croatia is slightly larger than bordering Bosnia and Herzegovina, or slightly smaller than the U.S. state of West Virginia.
The country offers a long coastline with over a thousand islands along its coast at the Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean Sea), a variety of medieval towns and villages, and a pleasant Mediterranean climate, such features made it a popular holiday destination within Europe.
Croatia has a population of 4,2 million people (in 2015). Capital and largest city is Zagreb. Spoken language is Croatian.