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Atlas Croatia

Country (long form)
Republic of Croatia
Capital
Zagreb
Total Area
21,829.44 sq mi
56,538.00 sq km
Population
4,282,216 (July 2000 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050
4,388,085
Languages
Croatian 96%, other 4% (including Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, and German)
Literacy
97.0% total, 99.0% male, 95% female (1991 est.)
Religions
Roman Catholic 76.5%, Orthodox 11.1%, Muslim 1.2%, Protestant 0.4%, others and unknown 10.8% (1991)
Life Expectancy
70.04 male, 77.51 female (2000 est.)
Government Type
presidential/parliamentary democracy
Currency
1 Croatian kuna (HRK) = 100 lipas
GDP (per capita)
$5,100 (1999 est.)
Labor Force (by occupation)
agriculture N/A%, industry N/A%, services N/A%
Industry
chemicals and plastics, machine tools, fabricated metal, electronics, pig iron and rolled steel products, aluminum, paper, wood products, construction materials, textiles, shipbuilding, petroleum and petroleum refining, food and beverages; tourism
Agriculture
wheat, corn, sugar beets, sunflower seed, alfalfa, clover, olives, citrus, grapes, vegetables; livestock, dairy products
Arable Land
21%
Exports
textiles, chemicals, foodstuffs, fuels
Imports
machinery, transport and electrical equipment, chemicals, fuels and lubricants, foodstuffs
Natural Resources
oil, some coal, bauxite, low-grade iron ore, calcium, natural asphalt, silica, mica, clays, salt, hydropower
Current Environmental Issues
air pollution (from metallurgical plants) and resulting acid rain is damaging the forests; coastal pollution from industrial and domestic waste; widespread casualties and destruction of infrastructure in border areas affected by civil strife
Telephones (main lines in use)
1.477 million (1997)
Telephones (mobile cellular)
187,000 (yearend 1998)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
4 (1999)