Funky facts about Croatia, some are funny, some are not, some are boring, some are hot
The Dalmatian breed of dog is named after Dalmatia, a south coastal region in Croatia as the breed has its roots in that region
Beautiful white stone mined from the Croatian island of Brac was used to build the palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian and the limestone columns of the White House in Washington, D.C.
Croatia’s currency, Kuna, was named after Kuna, a small rodent, whose fur Croats used for payment in the region many centuries ago. The animal is called ‘Marten’ in English. Kuna is subdivided into 100 lipa. The word lipa means “linden (lime) tree”.
The necktie was invented in Croatia
Marco Polo, the famous explorer, was born on the Croatian island of Korcula.
Croatians can vote by the age of 16 provided they’re employed. If not, they must wait until the age of 18.
Dalmatia is the setting for Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night
Famous scientist and inventor, Nikola Tesla was born in the village of Smiljan which is now part of Croatia.
Maraschino liqueur is from the city of Zadar in Dalmatia region of Croatia. It is obtained from the distillation of Marasca cherries. The small, slightly sour fruit of the marasca cherry tree, which grows wild along parts of the Dalmatian coast, lends the liqueur its unique aroma.
Mediterranean and continental; continental climate predominant with hot summers and cold winters; mild winters, dry summers along coast.