Republic of Croatia

Republika Hrvatska

Political Status: Former constituent republic of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia; constitution proclaiming Croatian sovereignty promulgated December 21, 1990; independence declared June 25, 1991; dissociation from Yugoslavia approved by the Croatian Assembly effective October 8, 1991.

Area: 21,829 sq. mi. (56,538 sq. km).

Population: 4,398,150 (2013E—UN); 4,475,611 (2013E—U.S. Census).

Major Urban Centers (2011E): ZAGREB (688,000), Split (167,000), Rijeka (128,000).

Official Language: Croatian.

Monetary Unit: Kuna (market rate November 1, 2013: 5.66 kune = $1US).

President: Ivo JOSIPOVIĆ (Social Democratic Party of Croatia); elected in runoff balloting on January 10, 2010, and inaugurated on February 18 for a five-year term to succeed Stjepan MESIĆ (Croatian National Party).

Prime Minister: Zoran MILANOVIĆ (Social Democratic Party of Croatia); elected by ...

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