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Geographical position
Croatia is situated on the cross-roads between Central Europe and the Mediterranean, along the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea and its hinterland. It stretches from the hilly sides of the Alps on the North-West to the Pannonian plain on the East.
Geography
Land area: 56.542 km²
Territorial sea area: 31.067 km²
Length of the coast, including islands: 5.835 km
Number of islands: 79 islands, 525 islets and 642 rocks (in all: 1246, inhabited: 47, the biggest island: Cres - 405,7 km²)
Major cities: Zagreb (the capital - 790.000), Split (178.000), Rijeka (129.000), Osijek (108.000)
Terrain: geographically diverse; flat plains along Hungarian border, low mountains and highlands near Adriatic coastline and islands
Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Adriatic Sea 0 m
highest point: Dinara 1,830 m
Natural hazards: destructive earthquakes
Land boundaries:
total: 2,197 km
border countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina 932 km, Hungary 329 km, Serbia 241 km, Montenegro 25 km, Slovenia 670 km
Location: Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia.
Geographic coordinates: 45 10 N, 15 30 E
Maritime claims: territorial sea: 12 NM, continental shelf: 200 NM
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