User Tools

Site Tools




Liberland is a micronation located in a no man's land between Croatia and Serbia on the western bank of the Danube River. It was proclaimed on 13 April 2015 by Czech libertarian politician and activist Vít Jedlička. 1)


Vegeta - a blend of spices and vegetables produced by Podravka in Croatia. The product was invented in the laboratories of Podravka in 1958. The head of the department that invented it was Zlata Bartl. It was first released on the Yugoslavian market, under the name Vegeta 40. The product gained great popularity. In 1967, exports to the USSR and Hungary began. Today, according to the manufacturer, Vegeta is sold in more than 30 countries around the world. 2)


Maraschino is a species of colorless liqueur, originally made in Dalmatia on the Adriatic coast and now also in Italy. It is distilled from the fermented juice of maraschino, which is a bitter variety of wild cherry native to the Dalmatian region, and then flavored with distillates on rose petals and orange blossoms. Maraschino contains 32-40% alcohol. 3)

252.14 sq miles

For a long time, Krk was considered the largest island in Croatia, but measurements taken in 2011 showed that Cres has the same area - 252.14 sq miles. However, Krk remains the most populated Croatian island with almost 20 thousand inhabitants. 4)


Dalmatians are native to Croatia. Their name reflects their origin in Dalmatia, a region on the Adriatic coast that was settled by Croats in the early Middle Ages. 5)

Vrh Dinare

The highest peak of Croatia is Vrh Dinare. It is also called Dinara or Sinjal. It is located in the Dinaric Mountains. 6)

Croatian Flag

The rectangular-shaped Croatian flag consists of three horizontal stripes in colors - red, white, and blue. The central part holds the country's coat of arms. The original Croatian flag was introduced in 1848 in the aforementioned colors. The coat of arms was placed on it with the proclamation of independence in 1941. The final design was adopted on December 22, 1990. 7)


During the Middle Ages, marten skin was heavily traded in Croatia. Today they are a symbol of legal tender - the name of the Croatian currency is the kuna which is the Croatian name for a marten. 8)


If you are wondering what souvenir to bring back from Croatia, one option is a tie. Few people are aware, but they are not the invention of Italian or French designers, but the Croats. 9)

The White House columns

The columns of the U.S. White House were built with marble that was imported from the Croatian island of Brač. 10)

Game of Thrones

Many scenes of Game of Thrones were shot in Croatian cities, mainly in Dubrovnik, Split, Sibenik, Krka National Park, and Hvar Island. 11)

The town of Hum

According to an entry in the Guinness Book of Records, the town of Hum, located in the central part of Istria, is the smallest town in the world. Only 14 people live there on a daily basis (some sources indicate that there may be 10 more). 12)

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw, an Irish playwright immediately after his visit to this city said the words ‘’Those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik”. 13)


Burek is a kind of filled pastry with filo pastry, which is found in the Balkans in different varieties. In Croatia, it is usually stuffed with meat, spinach, or cottage cheese. 14)


The meat dish of Balkan cuisine is Ćevapi. It is prepared from minced or chopped meat to which onion, garlic, spices, and traces of flour may be added. The seasoned meat is rolled up and grilled. 15)

croatia.txt · Last modified: 2022/01/20 01:42 by aga