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Guide to Croatia ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information

Croatia is a country in Central and Southeast Europe bordered by Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Slovenia. The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. The official language is Croatian.[1]

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Modern Croatia with Historical Regions

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Croatia is a country situated in Southeastern Europe, bordering Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, the Adriatic Sea, and the Gulf of Trieste.




Counties and County Seats of Croatia

Counties of Croatia'

County Seat
Bjelovar-Bilogora Bjelovar
Brod-Posavina Slavonski Brod
Dubrovnik-Neretva Dubrovnik
Istria Pazin
Karlovac Karlovac
Koprivnica-Križevci Koprivnica
Krapina-Zagorje Krapina
Lika-Senj Gospić
Međimurje Čakovec
Osijek-Baranja Osijek
Požega-Slavonia Požega

Primorje-Gorski Kotar

Rijeka
Sisak-Moslavina Sisak
Split-Dalmatia Split
Šibenik-Knin Šibenik
Varaždin Varaždin
Virovitica-Podravina Virovitica
Vukovar-Syrmia Vukovar
Zadar Zadar
Zagreb County Zagreb
City of Zagreb Zagreb

Regions

  • Slavonia is a geographical and historical region in eastern Croatia. It is a lowland bounded, in part, by the Drava river in the north, the Sava river in the south, and the Danube river in the east.
  • Dalmatia is a historical region on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea and is situated in Croatia. It spreads between the island of Rab in the northwest and the Bay of Kotor, in Montenegro, in the southeast. The hinterland, the Dalmatian Zagora, ranges from fifty kilometers in width in the north to just a few kilometers in the south.
  • Istriais the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea, located at the head of the Adriatic between the Gulf of Trieste and the Bay of Kvarner. It is shared by three countries: Croatia, Slovenia and Italy.

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References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Croatia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia, accessed 23 March 2016.