Croatia: The Best Sunset In The World

Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia, is a sovereign state at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean. Its capital city is Zagreb, which forms one of the country's primary subdivisions, along with its twenty counties. Croatia covers 56,594 square kilometers (21,851 square miles) and has diverse, mostly continental and Mediterranean climates. Croatia's Adriatic Sea coast contains more than a thousand islands. The country's population is 4.28 million, most of whom are Croats, with the most common religious denomination being Roman Catholicism.

The Croats arrived in the area of present-day Croatia during the early part of the 7th century AD. They organised the state into two duchies by the 9th century. Tomislav became the first king by 925, elevating Croatia to the status of a kingdom. The Kingdom of Croatia retained its sovereignty for nearly two centuries, reaching its peak during the rule of Kings Peter Krešimir IV and Dmitar Zvonimir. Croatia entered a personal union with Hungary in 1102. In 1527, faced with Ottoman conquest, the Croatian Parliament elected Ferdinand I of the House of Habsburg to the Croatian throne. In 1918, after World War I, Croatia was included in the unrecognised State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs which seceded from Austria-Hungary and merged into the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. A fascist Croatian puppet state existed during World War II. After the war, Croatia became a founding member and a federal constituent of Second Yugoslavia, a constitutionally socialist state. In June 1991, Croatia declared independence, which came into effect on 8 October of the same year. The Croatian War of Independence was fought successfully during the four years following the declaration. The currency is Kuna (HRK).

Some interesting facts are:
1. White House was apparently built with the stone from Croatian island of Brac. However, this fact has lots of controversy. Like it was totally practical to bring the stone from the remote island 6000 miles away from USA.

2. Dalmatian dogs’ roots trace back to Croatian region of Dalmatia. Apparently they are cute and lovely dogs.

3. Museum of Broken relationship is one of its kind and it is in Zagreb.

4. Croatia was the first country in the world to offer nudist holidays.

5. The largest white truffle ever was found in Croatia.

6. The hit HBO series Game of Thrones was filmed on the Dalmatian coast in Spilt and Dubrovnik. The fortified walls of Dubrovnik (where Game of Thrones was filmed) are the most preserved fortification system in Europe.

7. The world’s first pipe organ that is played by the sea’s rhythmic waves is in Zadar, on the Dalmatian Coast.

8. The most famous beach in all of Croatia is in Bol, on the island of Brac. Zlatni rat beach changes in shape and colour depending on the wind.

9. Founded in 1963 in Makarska, in Southern Dalmatia is the worlds most comprehensive collection of shells and snails.

10. The Griffon vultures on Cres are the only ones that roost by the sea anywhere in the world.

11. In the Dinaric Alps in Croatia lives the Olm (Proteus anguinus), it is the only cave-dwelling chordate species found in Europe. This creature can survive ten years without food and lives blind and in the dark. The Olm is known to locals as čovječja ribica, which translates to human fish. Called so because the colour of its skin.

12. The smallest town in the world is Hum, which is in Istria with a population of only 23 people.

13. Zadar, the seaside town in Dalmatia holds the title of the best sunset in the world, according to Alfred Hitchcock. Quoted as saying ‘Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world, more beautiful than the one in Key West, Florida’.

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