Area: 21,829 square miles
Languages: Croatian is the official language; Italian, German, and English are also spoken.
Location: Croatia is bordered by Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, and the Adriatic Sea.
Geography: Croatia is located in Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia. The terrain of Croatia is geographically diverse; flat plains along Hungarian border, low mountains and highlands near Adriatic coast, coastline, and islands.
Population (2007 estimate): 4,493,312
Religion: Catholic 76.5%, Orthodox 11.1%, Slavic Muslim 1.2%, Protestant 0.4%, others 10.8%
Time zone: Croatia is on Central European Time, six hours ahead of U.S. EST. When it is 6am in New York, it is noon in Zagreb. Daylight Saving Time begins the last Sunday in March and ends the last Sunday in October.