Flag of Croatia

Flag of Croatia

The Croatian flag has undergone numerous changes that followed the political events in the country. After the establishment of the socialist Croatia in 1949, Pan-Slavic tricolor (blue, white, red) was chosen as the official flag together with the Yugoslav guerrilla star in the middle. After gaining the independence in 1991, the star was replaced with coat of arms of the country and a crown was later added in order to distinguish the flag from the Ustasha flag. The flag and the coat of arms have great importance for Croatians. Checkered shield of the coat of arms represents the Croatian nation and five small crests represent Croatian provinces - Old Croatia from the left, Dubrovnik, Dalmatia, Istria, and Slavonia.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes HR, HRV (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of Croatia
Capital city Zagreb
Continent Europe
Member of United Nations, European Union, NATO
Population 4 076 246 (2018)
Total area 56 594 km2
Highest point Dinara (1 831 m, 6 007 ft)
Lowest point Adriatic Sea
GDP per capita $ 14 910 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Croatian kuna (kn, HRK)
Calling code +385
Internet TLD .hr

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