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Without Suffering, There Is No Learning.

 

General


Population: 4,483,804 (2011)
Land Area: 56,542 sq km
Natural Resources: Oil, coal, bauxite, iron ore, calcium, gypsum, natural asphalt, silica, mica, clays, salt, hydro power
Capital: Zagreb
Political System: Parliamentary Democracy
State Leader: Ivo Josipovic (2010)
Head of Government: Jadranka Kosor (2009)
Languages: Croatian
Currency: Kuna (HRK)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 87.8%, Orthodox 4.4%, Muslim 1.3%, Other 1.3%, None 5.2%
Major Ethnicities: Croat 89.6%, Serb 4.5%, Other 5.9%
Life Expectancy: 75.79 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 59.92 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 78.52 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 17,500 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: -1.4% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 6.8%, Industry 27.2%, Services 66% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 5%, Industry 31.3%, Services 63.6% (2008)
Industries: Chemicals and plastics, machine tools, fabricated metals, electronics, pig iron and rolled steel products, aluminum, paper, wood products, construction materials, textiles, shipbuilding, petroleum and petroleum refining, food and beverages, tourism
Agriculture Products: Wheat, corn, sugar beets, sunflower seed, barley, alfalfa, clover, olives, citrus, grapes, soybeans, potatoes; livestock, dairy products
Human Development Index: 0.796 (46th)
Tourism Revenue: 7.191 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 17.6% (2010)

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Army Size: 20 800 (2004)
Budget: 2.39% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Croatia is located in central Europe, it is bordered by Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. Croatia is a candidate for membership in the European Union and NATO. Croatia's economy has a well developed industry and tourism sector, although it's debt is growing. Croatia is set for very modest growth this year and the new government will have to find more creative ways to drive growth and lower unemployment.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Croatia
The Economist: The World In 2010
Wikipedia: Croatia
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/HRV.html

Updated on: December 14, 2011