Croatia is a country that can be found in Europe. Its bordering countries are Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovenia and Serbia. Croatia is 127th largest country in the world. The land is about 21,782 square miles long with 49 square miles of water around it. Its population consists of nearly 4.29 million people. The natives of this country are called Croats, and the dominant religion in the country is Roman Catholic.
Croatia is ranked high among Central European nations in terms of education, health, and quality of life. Croatia provides a universal health care system and free primary and secondary education to all children. Tourism is a notable source of income during the summer, and because of that Croatia is ranked 18th as most popular tourist destination in the world.
Croatia is a member of the United Nations, the Council of Europe, NATO, the World Trade Organization, CEFTA and a founding member of the Union for the Mediterranean. Croatia has supplied military troops to the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan, and took a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2008-2009 term.