Facts about Croatia

Read about Croatia on Wikipedia.Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia, is a country in Europe at the crossroads of the Mediterranean and Central Europe. Its capital is Zagreb. Croatia shares land borders with Slovenia and Hungary on the north, Serbia on the east, Bosnia and Herzegovina on the south and east, and Montenegro on the south, as well as a sea border with Italy to the west.

Economy

Croatia economy is service based with service sector accounting for 67% of total GDP. Industrial sector is dominated by shipbuilding, food processing and chemical industry taking a significant portion of Industrial output. Croatia is a strong producer of organic foods and much of it as of late is being exported to EU as are Croatian wines, olive oils and lavender. Tourism is a notable source of income during the summer. With over 10.4 million foreign tourists each year generating a revenue of over 7 billion euros, Croatia is ranked as eighteenth most popular tourist destination in the world.

Politics

The President of the Republic is the head of state, directly elected to a five-year term and is limited by the Constitution to a maximum of two terms. The Croatian Government is headed by the Prime minister who has two deputy prime ministers and fourteen ministers in charge of particular sectors of activity. The executive branch is responsible for proposing legislation and a budget, executing the laws, and guiding the foreign and internal policies of the republic.

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