With beautiful weather, over 1,000 islands and 5,835 kilometers of coastline along the crystal clear Adriatic Sea, Croatia’s unique geographical location links Europe to the world.
EUROPE'S LAST BEAUTIFUL RIVIERA
- Situated at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe, on the Adriatic Sea
- Bordered by Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro
- Close proximity to European Union (EU) capitals Budapest, Vienna, and Ljubljana
- Croatia’s capital city is Zagreb
- Population of 4.28 million
- 50% of the population speaks English
- 90% of the population is Roman Catholic
- Total area of 56,536 square kilometers
- 5,835 kilometers of coastline
As an intraregional transport hub and popular tourist destination - Split is the second-largest city in Croatia, known for its beaches and the fortress-like complex at its center. Its cultural and historical importance are underlined by Diocletian’s Palace and Mausoleum, the Grgur Ninski Statue, and the Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, three local UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites.
- In 2013, Croatia joined European Union (EU) and Croatia & China engaged in One Belt One Road Initiative;
- Within a 1 to 3-hour flight of any European destination - 8 international airports, including Zagreb, Split, and Dubrovnik Airports;
- Abundance of cultural activities, historic heritage, clear water, clean air, and organically grown products;
- Dubrovnik, Croatia was the main filming location for King’s Landing, a fictional city in Game of Thrones;
- In 2018, nearly 20 million global tourists visited Croatia and 250,000 were Chinese tourists (up 46% from 2017);
- Pelješac Bridge construction is underway, 85% funded by the European Commission (€357 million) and constructed by China Road & Bridge Engineering Co., Ltd.;
- China, with the UNIDO ISEC, has prepared €13 billion for investment in Croatia; and
- €7 billion is expected to be invested in tourism by 2020.