The Republic of Croatia is a southern European country on the Balkan peninsula, bordering the Adriatic. Its neighbors are Hungary and Slovenia to the north, Serbia to the east, and Bosnia and Herzegovina to the south, In 1991, Croatia entered its modern form after a war of independence against Yugoslavia. Though the country is relatively new, the Croats have inhabited the region since at least the 8th century, when the Kingdom of Croatia was established. The country boasts a high Human Development Index rank, and is an emerging developing economy with a large service sector.

General Information
Official Name: 
Republic of Croatia, Republika Hrvatska
Capitol: 
Zagreb
Population: 
4,281,000
Languages: 
Croatian
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
56,594
Year of UN Membership: 
1992
Year of Present State Formation: 
1991
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$59.766 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$18,355 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
-1.00 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.81
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
32.00
Unemployment: 
17.20%
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Eastern European Group
European Community
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
Australia Group
BIS: Bank for International Settlements
BSEC: Black Sea Economic Cooperation Zone
CD: Community of Democracies
CoEu: Council of Europe
CEI: Central European Initiative
EAPC: Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council
EBRD: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
EU: European Union
G-11
IADB: Inter-American Development Bank
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IHO: International Hydrographic Organization
IMSO: International Mobile Satellite Organization
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NSG: Nuclear Suppliers Group, aka London Group
OAS: Organization of American States
OIF: Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
OSCE: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
PCA: Permanent Court of Arbitration
SELEC: Convention of the Southeast European Law Enforcement Center
WCO: World Customs Organization
ZC: Zangger Committee
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Current UN Peacekeeping Missions: 
MINURSO: UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara
MINUSTAH: UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti
UNFICYP: United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus
UNIFIL: UN Interim Force in Lebanon
UNMIL: United Nations Mission in Liberia
UNMOGIP: UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
820 Second Avenue, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10017
(212) 986-1585
(212) 986-2011
cromiss.un@mvp.hr
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