Some interesting facts about Croatia
Croatia is one of the most famous and known European countries for your summer vacation. Most of the visitors fell in love with its coast and sea, are thrilled about the food and inspired by its cultural and natural heritage. Most of the visitors are surprised when they hear about some of less known facts about Croatia and some of the people even visit Croatia in the first place due to some of these facts.
So, if you are planning to spend your holidays in Croatia, don’t miss the text below – I’m sure you will be even more enthusiastic about the visit.
Fact #1: Croatian famous dogs
Croatia is the home of world popular dog breed called Dalmatians.
Fact #2: Dubrovnik is famous for centuries
English poet Lord Byron was the first that described Dubrovnik as the “pearl of the Adriatic.”
Fact #3: Who said old Slavs didn’t write?
Croatians used their Glagolitic script which is the oldest Slavic script.
Fact #4: Croatia has way too much islands!
Croatia has 1246 islands, isles and imlets for you to sail through.
Fact #5: Trade transformation from fur to coins
Croatian money is named Kuna because trappers used to trade their furs.
Fact #6: Your favourite show is from Croatia
Games of Thrones Kings Landing is in fact Croatian town Dubrovnik.
Fact #7: There are Croats even on Moon
There are names of two Croatian’s on the map on the moon. Scientists J. R. Boskovic and A. Mohorovicic.
Fact #8: Thanks to Croats you look so good in official suite
Croatia invented the necktie.
Fact #9: Croatia is animal friendly
The last specimen of the Mediterranean seal lives in the Croatian aquatorium.
Fact #10: Croatia is full of natural wonders
Almost 10% of Croatia is made up of 11 nature parks, eight national parks and two nature reserves.
Fact #11: In Croatia sea plays Organs
World’s first pipe organ that is played by the sea’s rhythmic waves is in Zadar.
Fact #12: Small town with a big feart
Croatia is home of the world’s smallest town called “Hum”
Fact #13: Croatia is your best choice if you want to sunbath
Croatia enjoys 2715 hours of sunshine a year. That’s more than Sydney, Australia.
Fact #14: Croatia is not that big really
Croatia is the 127th largest country in the world
Fact #15: Even old Egyptians loved this area
The Sphinx in Split was brought over from Egypt for Diocletian and is over 4000 years old.
Fact #16: Best sunset in the world
Alfred Hitchcock said that seaside town Zadar in Dalmatia has the best sunset in the world!
Fact #17: Tesla loved Croatia
Nicola Tesla was born in Croatia in the village Smiljan.
Fact #18: Torpedo is Croatian
World’s first torpedo was constructed by Ivan Lupis Vukic from Rijeka.
Fact #19: Giant Truffles come from Croatia
Croatia is home of the world’s biggest truffle.
Fact #20: Croats have just really a lot of World Heritage items
Croatia has highest number of UNESCO Intangible Goods of any European country.
Fact #21: no static beaches in Croatia
Zlatni rat beach changes in shape and colour depending on the wind.
Fact #22: Croatia was the home of largest Neanderthal community
Croatia has the richest collection of remains of Neanderthal people in the world.
Fact #23: That Pen you hold in your hand, it’s Croatian
Croatian Slavoljub Penkala invented a mechanical pencil, called the Penkala in 1906. Today we call it “pen.”
Fact #24: Roman Gladiators used to fight here
Amphitheatre in Croatia is one of only 3 preserved in the world.
Fact #25: Don’t fear the Dark, use Maglite
The Mag Light was invented by a Croatian named Maglica.