Croatia
a land of thousand islands
An overview of its history, culture and
natural beauty
CROATIA IS
On the crossroads
between
Central Europe
and the
Mediterranean
GENERAL FACTS
Official name:
THE
REPUBLIC
OF CROATIA
Official
language:
CROATIAN
Alphabet:
http://education.yahoo.com/r...
CAPITAL - ZAGREB
Church of St. MarkOld town and Cathedral
ECONOMY - TOURISM
ECONOMY - SHIPBUILDING
Made in Split, Croatia
ECONOMY - AGRICULTURE
SOUTH
CROATIA
ECONOMY - AGRICULTURE
NORTH
CROATIA
ARCHIPELAGO
1,185 islands and rocks
66 inhabited
One of 10 nations in the
world with more than
1000 islands
Total Coastlin...
BEACHES
BEACHES
LIGHTHOUSES
66 big stone lighthouses from 19 ct.
WHAT WE ARE PROUD
OF…
Interesting facts about
Croatia
SPORT - GORAN IVANISEVIC
..and welcome in his
hometown - Split
Winner
WIMBLEDON CHAMPION 2001
NBA PLAYERS FROM CROATIA
Drazen
Petrovic
Radja vs.
Rodman
Toni
Kukoc
Zan
Tabak
Basketball team from Split - several times
...
NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM
C R O A T I A
The Third Best Team in the World
Davor Suker won the
Golden Boot for scoring the
most g...
DALMATIAN DOG–NATIVE CROATIAN
101 DALMATIAN
Dalmatia - the coastal part of Croatia
Recognized as Croatian
autochthonous br...
CROATIA - HOMELAND OF CRAVATS
Every day worn by the 600
million men around the world.
CROATIA
A tradition introduced by
Croatian soldiers who wore a
small neckerchief of silk or
cloth, tied in a knot around
t...
INVENTORS - PARASHUTE
Faust Vrancic (1551-1617) from
Sibenik invented and constructed a
parashute and also performed a fir...
The smallest cathedral
in the world is said to
be located in Nin, near
Zadar
The city of Zadar is
home to the world's first
Sea Organ that creates
its music only by the
action of the wind and
waves
Although it has a population of
only 23 people, Hum in Istria,
Croatia is officially a town and
the Guinness World Record
...
Croatia's currency, kuna, was
named after a small agile
animal with brown fur, marten
in English, based on the use of
mart...
The White House was built of
Croatian stone, from the island of
Brač, as well as the New Palace
(Vienna, Austria), the Par...
Recognizable all over the
world, and related only to
Croats - characteristic
cube-shaped red-white coat
of arms
INVENTORS - PEN
Slavoljub Eduard
Penkala (1871-1922)
from Zagreb invented a
mechanical ball pen
which is bears his name
an...
NIKOLA TESLA (1856-1943)
Born in Croatia (at that time within Austro-Hungary)
The father of alternating current technolog...
FIRST PUBLIC THEATER IN EUROPE
In 1612 a theatre was built on the first floor of
an existing building (from 13th century)....
ROMAN HERITAGE – ARENA IN PULA
built in the 1st century AD during the reign of the Emperor
Vespasian, at the same time as...
ROMAN HERITAGE
DIOCLETIAN PALACE IN SPLIT
Peristyle – main square
Diocletians Aquaduct
Still in use after 1700 years
CROATIAN NAIVE ART
Ivan Lackovic Croata
“WINTER”
Ivan Rabuzin
“FULLNESS OF THE
EARTH”
Today quite widespread and highly e...
CROATIAN NAIVE ART
Ivica Fister
“OUR ETERNAL LIGHT”
Ivan Rabuzin
“DAWN”
LACE – ISLAND PAG
LACE - LEPOGLAVA
Another lace, from island
Hvar, is unique as made of
threads of Aloe Vera leaf
quickly while thread is st...
UN - WORLD HERITAGE
DIOCLETIAN PALACE IN SPLIT
Peristyle - the center
of the Diocletian's
Palace
UN - WORLD HERITAGE
GAIUS AURELIUS VALERIUS DIOCLETANIUS (c 243-316) -
born near the Salona, then capital of the Roman pro...
CATHEDRAL IN SPLIT
THE OLDEST IN THE WORLD
UN - WORLD HERITAGE
OLD CITY OF DUBROVNIK
Bernard Shaw:
Those who seek
paradise on Earth
should come to
Dubrovnik
and see ...
City walls
8-16 ct.
OLD CITY OF DUBROVNIK
UN - WORLD HERITAGE
NATIONAL PARK PLITVICE LAKES
The living process of
formation and growth
of travertine cascade
barriers
UN - WORLD HERITAGE
NATIONAL PARK PLITVICE LAKES
The brown bear - the
largest mammal in this
part of the world
ROMANESQUE TOWN TROGIR
ROMANESQUE TOWN TROGIR
Portal and choral seats of Trogir Cathedral
UN - WORLD HERITAGE
Euphrasius Basilica in Porec, Istria, built in the 6th century.
Very important remain of Byzantine art...
UN - WORLD HERITAGE
Following the design of
Juraj Dalmatinac (1441).East end of Cathedral
CATHEDRAL IN SIBENIK
Baptistery
UN - WORLD HERITAGE
CATHEDRAL IN SIBENIK
CITIES
CROATIA IS A
LITTLE COUNTRY
WITH A BIG HEART
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Croatia and its culture Comenius project
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. Croatia a land of thousand islands An overview of its history, culture and natural beauty
  • 2. CROATIA IS On the crossroads between Central Europe and the Mediterranean
  • 3. GENERAL FACTS Official name: THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA Official language: CROATIAN Alphabet: http://education.yahoo.com/reference/factbook/hr/map.html
  • 4. CAPITAL - ZAGREB Church of St. MarkOld town and Cathedral
  • 5. ECONOMY - TOURISM
  • 6. ECONOMY - SHIPBUILDING Made in Split, Croatia
  • 7. ECONOMY - AGRICULTURE SOUTH CROATIA
  • 8. ECONOMY - AGRICULTURE NORTH CROATIA
  • 9. ARCHIPELAGO 1,185 islands and rocks 66 inhabited One of 10 nations in the world with more than 1000 islands Total Coastline length 5,835 km (Islands 70% - Mainland 30 %)
  • 10. BEACHES
  • 11. BEACHES
  • 12. LIGHTHOUSES 66 big stone lighthouses from 19 ct.
  • 13. WHAT WE ARE PROUD OF… Interesting facts about Croatia
  • 14. SPORT - GORAN IVANISEVIC ..and welcome in his hometown - Split Winner WIMBLEDON CHAMPION 2001
  • 15. NBA PLAYERS FROM CROATIA Drazen Petrovic Radja vs. Rodman Toni Kukoc Zan Tabak Basketball team from Split - several times European champions.
  • 16. NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM C R O A T I A The Third Best Team in the World Davor Suker won the Golden Boot for scoring the most goals (France 1998)
  • 17. DALMATIAN DOG–NATIVE CROATIAN 101 DALMATIAN Dalmatia - the coastal part of Croatia Recognized as Croatian autochthonous breed (FCI-153) Croatian Mascot - 2000 Olympic games Sydney
  • 18. CROATIA - HOMELAND OF CRAVATS Every day worn by the 600 million men around the world.
  • 19. CROATIA A tradition introduced by Croatian soldiers who wore a small neckerchief of silk or cloth, tied in a knot around their necks. Accepted in Europe during 1618-1648 when two regiments of Croatian soldiers were serving Luis XIV. After “la Cravate” become popular at French court, fashion spread fast further. HOMELAND OF CRAVATS
  • 20. INVENTORS - PARASHUTE Faust Vrancic (1551-1617) from Sibenik invented and constructed a parashute and also performed a first jumps in order to test it. .
  • 21. The smallest cathedral in the world is said to be located in Nin, near Zadar
  • 22. The city of Zadar is home to the world's first Sea Organ that creates its music only by the action of the wind and waves
  • 23. Although it has a population of only 23 people, Hum in Istria, Croatia is officially a town and the Guinness World Record holder for the smallest town in the world
  • 24. Croatia's currency, kuna, was named after a small agile animal with brown fur, marten in English, based on the use of marten pelts as units of value in medieval trading. Heads of the larger coins feature a running marten
  • 25. The White House was built of Croatian stone, from the island of Brač, as well as the New Palace (Vienna, Austria), the Parliament building (in Vienna, Austria), the Parliament Building (Budapest, Hungary) and the palace of Roman emperor Diocletian (Split, Croatia)
  • 26. Recognizable all over the world, and related only to Croats - characteristic cube-shaped red-white coat of arms
  • 27. INVENTORS - PEN Slavoljub Eduard Penkala (1871-1922) from Zagreb invented a mechanical ball pen which is bears his name and now it is in everyday use.
  • 28. NIKOLA TESLA (1856-1943) Born in Croatia (at that time within Austro-Hungary) The father of alternating current technology, production and transmission of electrical energy as we know it today. More than 700 patents (manuscripts still top secret of US ministry of defense) Refused to receive the Nobel prize which he had to share with T.A. Edison. The unit for magnetic induction named after him The Inventor Who Changed the World
  • 29. FIRST PUBLIC THEATER IN EUROPE In 1612 a theatre was built on the first floor of an existing building (from 13th century). 1612 - ON ISLAND HVAR
  • 30. ROMAN HERITAGE – ARENA IN PULA built in the 1st century AD during the reign of the Emperor Vespasian, at the same time as the Colosseum in Rome the Amphitheatre could seat 20.000 spectators. In the Middle Ages it was the site of knight tournaments and fairs.
  • 31. ROMAN HERITAGE DIOCLETIAN PALACE IN SPLIT Peristyle – main square Diocletians Aquaduct Still in use after 1700 years
  • 32. CROATIAN NAIVE ART Ivan Lackovic Croata “WINTER” Ivan Rabuzin “FULLNESS OF THE EARTH” Today quite widespread and highly esteemed. First introduced by Croatian painter Krsto Hegedusic (1901-1971).
  • 33. CROATIAN NAIVE ART Ivica Fister “OUR ETERNAL LIGHT” Ivan Rabuzin “DAWN”
  • 34. LACE – ISLAND PAG
  • 35. LACE - LEPOGLAVA Another lace, from island Hvar, is unique as made of threads of Aloe Vera leaf quickly while thread is still wet and flexible
  • 36. UN - WORLD HERITAGE DIOCLETIAN PALACE IN SPLIT Peristyle - the center of the Diocletian's Palace
  • 37. UN - WORLD HERITAGE GAIUS AURELIUS VALERIUS DIOCLETANIUS (c 243-316) - born near the Salona, then capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia. He was pronounced emperor on November 20, 284 AD. DIOCLETIAN PALACE IN SPLIT
  • 38. CATHEDRAL IN SPLIT THE OLDEST IN THE WORLD
  • 39. UN - WORLD HERITAGE OLD CITY OF DUBROVNIK Bernard Shaw: Those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik and see Dubrovnik.
  • 40. City walls 8-16 ct. OLD CITY OF DUBROVNIK
  • 41. UN - WORLD HERITAGE NATIONAL PARK PLITVICE LAKES The living process of formation and growth of travertine cascade barriers
  • 42. UN - WORLD HERITAGE NATIONAL PARK PLITVICE LAKES The brown bear - the largest mammal in this part of the world
  • 43. ROMANESQUE TOWN TROGIR
  • 44. ROMANESQUE TOWN TROGIR Portal and choral seats of Trogir Cathedral
  • 45. UN - WORLD HERITAGE Euphrasius Basilica in Porec, Istria, built in the 6th century. Very important remain of Byzantine art in Croatia BASILICA OF EUPHRASIUS IN POREC
  • 46. UN - WORLD HERITAGE Following the design of Juraj Dalmatinac (1441).East end of Cathedral CATHEDRAL IN SIBENIK
  • 47. Baptistery UN - WORLD HERITAGE CATHEDRAL IN SIBENIK
  • 48. CITIES
  • 49. CROATIA IS A LITTLE COUNTRY WITH A BIG HEART