Five things you might not know about Croatia
Many did not expect Croatia to reach the 2018 World Cup in Russia … but it did. After defeating the host nation, Russia, as well as England and Argentina, Croatia will face France in the World Cup final on Sunday.After this important sporting achievement, what do you know about Croatia?
The state, as we know it today, emerged only in 1991
Croatia emerged in one form or another during the Roman Empire, but the state of Croatia in its current form did not appear until 1991.
The modern State of Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in June of the same year.
Croatia, located at the crossroads of Central, South and Eastern Europe on the Adriatic Sea, is part of the European Union, with nearly four million inhabitants and is the world’s number 130 population.
Forests cover one third of the country’s area
Croatia has picturesque national parks, where you can swim under waterfalls and explore virgin forests that have not been touched by pollution.
According to World Bank figures, forests cover one-third of Croatia’s territory.
The country has eight national parks, including the Plitvice Lakes, the largest of the eight lakes, and also listed on UNESCO’s list of world cultural heritage sites.
The Dalmatian dog is descended from Croatia
It is believed that the roots of the stunning Dalmatian dog go back to Croatia and to its historic area of Dalmatia.
The dog, known for its black-flecked white, is recognizable in church records from the 16th century, according to the International Dog Breeding Federation (FCA).
But the researcher says that the researcher and traveler, Thomas Bennett, described this dog in his book “The Four-legged Digest”, which dates back to 1771, and was dubbed “Dalmasi”, which indicates that the name does not return to Dalmatia.
The city of Dubrovnik was the Kingdom of Kings Landing in the Game Of Thrones Serie
The capital city of the mythical Vestrist Islands, Kings Landing, was filmed almost entirely in the ancient city of Dubrovnik.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site says the city is famous for its beautiful Gothic and Baroque churches, relics, monasteries, palaces, fountains and picturesque views of the Dalmatian coast, making it an ideal location for the famous cinematic series.
The city saw a boom in tourism rates thanks to the popularity of the series.
Other scenes were filmed in the town of Split, the Dalmatian coast.
Croatia is The Origin place of neck tie
The word “Croata” can be found in many languages as the root of words meaning a tie or tie.
This came after the Croats wore distinctive types of clothing worn around the neck in the French army during the Thirty Years War in the seventeenth century.
The events are held annually on 18 October in Croatia on the occasion of the World Day of the Association.