The Republic of Croatia is a crescent-shaped country in Europe bordering the Mediterranean, Central Europe and the Balkans. Its capital is Zagreb.
Area: 56,542 sq km
Climate: Mediterranean and continental; continental climate predominant with hot summers and cold winters; mild winters, dry summers along coast
Terrain: geographically diverse; flat plains along Hungarian border, low mountains and highlands near Adriatic coastline and islands
Population: 4,495,904 (July 2005 est.)
Religion: Roman Catholic 87.8%, Orthodox 4.4%, other Christian 0.4%, Muslim 1.3%, other and undesignated 0.9%, none 5.2% (2001 census)
Languages: Croatian 96.1%, Serbian 1%, other and undesignated 2.9% (including Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, and German) (2001 census)
Community NameCroatian Community in Tasmania
Size of Community in Tasmania
Local Community Contact DetailsNA
Donation to the International Wall of Friendship
The Croatian stone was donated by Ante Tosic, President of the Australian Croatian Club on 18th of January 1985. The stone is polished grandee dark grey granite with a metal replica of the red and white check national emblem of Croatia centrally located, below which is a gold filled inscription in Croatian, and under this, a repeat in English. The stone was taken from the same quarry on the Dalmatia coast (in the former Yugoslavia) that supplied the granite for the United Nations building in New York.