Interesting facts about Croatia

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Although Croatia is quite small geographically and it seems that it can be traveled in a week, it is not for nothing that it is called the romantic heart of Europe. Croatia has its own Aces in its sleeves, and it will surely charm you with its little interesting secrets! In order to get the maximum pleasure from the trip, we suggest that you read the list of facts about this wonderful country.

  1. The Croatian Hum town is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the smallest city in the world – there are only 27 people living there (data for 2011).
  2. Every year on April 1, in the city of Ludberg, wine flows from the central street fountain instead of water!
  3. Croatia is one of the cleanest countries in the world.
  4. The famous film director Alfred Hitchcock was convinced that the Croatian city of Zadar had the most beautiful sunset in the world.
  5. Traditional Croatian cuisine includes prsut (smoked pork ham with dry cheese from the island of Pag) and burek (layer cake with meat and cheese).
  6. In Croatia, there is a cult of unusual sweets for us: dry fig jam, calendula flowers honey, and spiced chocolate with pepper.
  7. Every year in the second half of January a carnival is held in the city of Rijeka, which lasts about a month. More than 100,000 people in national Croatian costumes participate there scaring off evil spirits of winter.
  8. On the embankment of the city of Zadar, you can hear the world’s only sea organ. Pipes of different lengths, slopes and diameters are built into the steps of the embankment and when wind enters them, they produce surprisingly melodious sounds.
  9. In Croatia, there is the Golden Cape, whose coastline is constantly changing its shape depending on the wind direction or undercurrents passage.
  10. Many scenes of the popular TV series “Game of Thrones” were filmed in Croatia. For example, the Royal Harbor is the quays and streets of the Dubrovnik resort.
  11. The Croatian Colosseum, which is considered the prototype of the Roman one, is located in the city of Pula.
  12. In Završe, you can see the Croatian “Leaning Tower of Pisa” – a 22-meter tall bell tower deviating from the axis by 40 cm.
  13. Kuna is the national currency of Croatia. It was named after the marten, a small animal whose skin was used instead of money in the Middle Ages.
  14. The first official nudist beach was opened in Croatia in the twentieth century, when Prince Edward VIII, together with his lover, bathed naked on the beaches of the Croatian island of Rab.
  15. In Croatia, fishing for trout is prohibited by law.
  16. Croatia has 1,145 islands, among which only 47 are inhabited, 651 have the uninhabited island status, 389 are characterized as rocks, and 78 – as reefs.
  17. Dalmatians come from the Croatian historical region of Dalmatia.

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