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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: 4,155,000 (2018E—World Bank); 4,270,480 (2018E—U.S. Census).

Major Urban Centers (2018E—UN): ZAGREB (802,588), Split (153,505), Rijeka (118,587).

Official Language: Croatian.

Monetary Unit: Kuna (market rate October 19, 2018: 6.45 kuna = $1US).

President: Kolinda GRABAR-KITAROVIĆ (Croatian Democratic Union); elected in runoff balloting on January 11, 2015, and inaugurated on February 15, 2015, for a five-year term to succeed Ivo JOSIPOVIĆ (Social Democratic Party of Croatia).

Prime Minister: Andrej PLENKOVIĆ (Croatian Democratic Union); appointed by the president on October 10, 2016, and elected by the parliament ...

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