Croatia

Area was part of ancient Pannonia; settled by Slavic Croats from Ukraine 7th century CE; formed kingdom in 10th century; ruled by Hungary 1091-1526, then by Turks until late 17th century; was part of Austria-Hungary; was part of Yugoslavia from 1929; official language is Croatian.

Quick Facts on Croatia

Go Historic ID
36610
Names
Croatia
Location
Population
4,208,973 (#127 in world) (2021 est.)
Languages
Croatian (official) 95.6%, Serbian 1.2%, other 3% (including Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, and Albanian), unspecified 0.2% (2011 est.)
Ethnic Groups
Croat 90.4%, Serb 4.4%, other 4.4% (including Bosniak, Hungarian, Slovene, Czech, and Romani), unspecified 0.8% (2011 est.)
Religions
Roman Catholic 86.3%, Orthodox 4.4%, Muslim 1.5%, other 1.5%, unspecified 2.5%, not religious or atheist 3.8% (2011 est.)