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Croatia's Information

Flag of Croatia
Land Area 55,974 km2
Water Area 620 km2
Total Area 56,594 km2
Population 4,313,707
Population Density 76.22 / km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $94.24 Billion
GDP Per Capita $22,400
Currency Kuna (HRK)
Largest Cities
  • Zagreb - Centar (800,000)
  • Zagreb (698,966)
  • Split (176,314)
  • Rijeka (141,172)
  • Osijek (88,140)
  • Zadar (71,258)
  • Slavonski Brod (60,742)
  • Pula (59,078)
  • Sesvete (52,411)
  • Karlovac (48,123)
People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A
  • Gaja Alaga physicist
  • Alfred Albini architect
  • Mario Ancic tennis player
  • Ivan Aralica author
  • Antun Augustincic sculptor
B
  • Nenad Bach musician
  • Julije Bajamonti historian, translator, philosopher
  • Lidja Bajuk singer, songwriter
  • Ivano Balic handball player, Olympic medalist
  • Zlatko Balokovic violinist
  • Relja Basic actor
  • Milan Begovic author
  • Ivan Belostenec lexicographer, linguist
  • Josip Belusic invented first electric speedometer
  • Charles Billich artist, sculptor
  • Danilo Blanusa mathematician, physicist
  • Janko Bobetko army general
  • Fran Bosnjakovic engineer
  • Vinko Bresan director
  • Mile Budak author, leader in Ustase movement
  • Vlaho Bukovac artist
  • Frane Bulic archeologist, priest, historian
  • Boris Buzancic actor
C - E
  • Max Emmanuel Cencic countertenor
  • Dobrisa Cesaric poet, translator
  • Colonia dance music band
  • Major Louis Cukela US Marine, Navy and Army Medal of Honor
  • Arsen Dedic singer, songwriter
  • Milislav Demerec geneticist
  • Valter Despalj cellist
  • Juraj Dobrila cleric, benefactor
  • Darko Domijan singer
  • Oliver Dragojevic singer
  • Doris Dragovic singer, songwriter
  • Slavenka Drakulic author, publicist
  • Tomislav Dretar poet, author, critic, translator
  • Marin Drzic playwright
  • Ivan Duknovic sculptor
  • Boris Dvornik actor
  • Viktor Car Emin author
  • Sergio Endrigo singer, songwriter
  • Filip Erceg author, journalist, political scientist
  • Stipe Erceg actor

F - G

  • William Feller mathematician
  • Josip Filipovic army general
  • Jure Francetic Ustashe commissioner
  • Josip Frank politician, lawyer
  • Mira Furlan actress
  • Artur Gavazzi geographer
  • Ivan Generalic artist
  • Marin Getaldic physicist, scientist, mathematician
  • Ksaver Sandor Gjalski author
  • Mila Gojsalic heroine, martyr
  • Kreso Golik film, television director, screenwriter
  • Jakov Gotovac composer, conductor
  • Ante Gotovina army lieutenant general
  • Stjepan Gradic philosopher, scientist
  • Mike Grgich wine maker
  • Mirko Grmek historian
  • Matija Gubec leader of Croatian-Slovenian peasant revolt
  • Nikola Vitov Gucetic statesman, philosopher, science writer
  • Divo "Ivan" Siskov Gundulic poet
H - J
  • Franjo Hannaman inventor, engineer
  • Krsto Hegedusic artist
  • Veceslav Holjevac soldier, politician
  • Branko Horvat economist
  • Hrvoje Horvat handball player, Olympic medalist
  • Joza Horvat author
  • Luka Ibrisimovic friar, led Ottoman uprising
  • Goran Ivanisevic tennis player, Olympic medalist
  • Oton Ivekovic artist

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People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

J
  • Vatroslav Jagic philologist, linguist
  • Zvonimir Janko mathematician
  • Dino Jelusic singer, songwriter
  • Nikola Jurisic nobleman, soldier, diplomat
  • Delo Jusic composer, arranger, conductor
  • Ibroca Jusic singer
K
  • Janko Polic Kamov author, poet
  • Milan Kangrga philosopher
  • Ivo Karlovic tennis player
  • Bartol Kasic linguist
  • Julije Kempf historian, author
  • Tereza Kesovija singer
  • Nada Klaic historian
  • Vjekoslav Klaic historian, author
  • Juraj Julije Klovic renaissance illuminator, miniaturist, artist
  • Ferdinand Konscak missionary, explorer, cartographer
  • Korado Korlevic astronomer, comets discoverer
  • Sylva Koscina actress
  • Janica Kostelic Alpine ski racer, Olympic medalist
  • Mario Kovac theater, film director
  • Ferdinand Kovacevic inventor, pioneer in telegraphy
  • Ante Kovacic author
  • Ivan Goran Kovacic poet
  • Josip Kozarac author
  • Miroslav Kraljevic artist, sculptor
  • Dragutin Gorjanovic Kramberger geologist, paleontologist, archeologist
  • Silvije Strahimir Kranjcevic poet
  • Kristian Kreovic artist
  • Petar Kresimir IV former king
  • Franjo Krezma violinist, composer
  • Marko Krizin saint
  • Miroslav Krleza author
  • Petar Kruzic defender of Klis against the Turks
  • Oton Kucera astronomer
  • Franjo Kuhac musicologist
  • Igor Kuljeric composer
  • Eugen Kumicic author, playwright
  • Grgo Kusic soldier

L - M

  • Josipa Lisac singer
  • Matija Ljubek canoer, Olympic medalist
  • Mato Lovrak author
  • Hanibal Lucic poet, playwright
  • Ivan Lucic historian
  • Darko Macan author, illustrator
  • Ivo Macek pianist
  • Vladko Macek politician
  • Magazin music group
  • Igor Mandic author, critic
  • Ranko Marinkovic author
  • Marko Marulic poet, humanist
  • Lovro von Matacic conductor, composer
  • Antun Gustav Matos poet, journalist, essayist
  • Josip Mavohnic founder USA Croatian Fraternal union
  • Ivan Mazuranic poet, linguist, politician
  • Stipe Mesic former president
  • Ivan Mestrovic sculptor
  • Boris Miksic politician
  • Zinka Milanov operatic soprano
  • Vlado Milunic architect
  • Andrija Mohorovicic meteorologist, seismologist
  • Stjepan Mohorovicic physicist
  • Maksim Mrvica pianist
  • Edo Murtic artist
  • Tomislav Muzek tenor

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    People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

    N - P
    • Antun Nalis actor
    • Gregory of Nin bishop
    • Nikola Nobilo winemaker
    • Mirko Norac former army general
    • Grga Novak archaeologist, historian
    • Vjenceslav Novack author, dramatist
    • Josip Novakovich author
    • Mirjana Ognjenovic handball player, Olympic medalist
    • Nemon Oscar sculptor
    • Boris Papandopulo composer, conductor
    • Vesna Parun poet
    • Rustem Pasha Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
    • Vlatko Pavletic politician, essayist
    • Dora Pejacevic composer
    • Dalibor Perkovic author
    • Marija Petkovic beatified nun
    • Petar Preradovic poet
    • Bozidar Prosenjak author
    • Ivo Protulipac lawyer, activist
    • Ema Puksec opera singer
    • Vinko Puljic Bosnian Croat Cardinal Roman Catholic Church
    • Mario Puratic inventor, businessman
    R
    • Braslav Rabar chess player
    • Ivan Rabuzin naive art
    • Franjo Racki historian
    • Mirko Racki painter
    • Dino Rada retired Croatian basketball player
    • Stjepan Radic Croatian national leader
    • Miroslav Radman genetic biologist
    • Radovan sculptor
    • Tony Raguz banker St Paul Croatian Credit Union
    • Pasko Rakic neuroscientist
    • Slava Raskaj painter
    • Iran Ratkaj historian, Jesuit, explorer
    • Juraj Ratkaj historian
    • Matija Antun Relkovic writer
    • Ivo Robic singer
    • Zvonimir Rogoz actor
    • Toma Rosandic sculptor
    • Darko Rundek singer, actor
    • Lavoslav Ruzicka scientist, 1939 Nobel Prize winner

    S

    • Ivan Kukuljevic Sakcinski historian
    • Stjepan Sarkotic Croatian general Austro/Hungarian army
    • David Schwarz Croatian aviation pioneer
    • Mirko Seljan explorer
    • Stjepan Seljan explorer
    • August Senoa novelist, critic, editor, poet
    • Zvonimir Separovic legal scholar, politician
    • Rade Serbedzija actor, director
    • Ante Sercer physician
    • Ivica Serfezi pop singer
    • Bela Cikos Sesija painter
    • Andrijica Simic hajduk
    • Antun Branko Simic poet
    • Tatjana Simic singer, actress
    • Dinko Simunovic writer
    • Ferdo Sisic historian
    • Krunoslav "Kico" Slabinac singer, composer
    • Ivan Slamnig poet
    • Sonja Smolec poet, writer
    • Slobodan Snajder writer
    • Marin Soljacic inventor wireless energy transfer
    • Luka Sorkocevic composer
    • Fabijan Sovagovic actress
    • Gabriela Spanic actress
    • Darijo Srna footballer
    • Andrija Stampar physician, diplomat
    • Ante Starcevic politician, writer
    • Rudolf Steiner philosopher

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    People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

    S continued

    • Edo Stojcic writer, journalist
    • Josip Juraj Strossmayer cleric
    • Jura Stublic rock singer
    • Branimir Johnny Stulic composer, singer
    • Zlatko Sudac stigmatic
    • Milan Sufflay historian
    • Stjepan Sulek composer
    • Ivan Supek physicist, philosopher
    • Ante Supuk engineer
    • Ignacije Szentmartony Jesuit, researcher, mathematician, astronomer
    T - U
    • Zan Tabak former NBA player
    • Dragutin Tadijanovic poet
    • Nikola Tavelic saint
    • Nikola Tesla inventor
    • Marko Perkovic Thompson rock singer
    • Ivo Tijardovic composer
    • Marko Tomas junior Croatian National basketball team
    • Ante Tomic writer
    • Josip Eugen Tomic writer
    • Mijat Tomic Croatian legendary hajduk
    • Tomislav first Croatian king
    • Milka Trnina soprano
    • Ciro Truhelka archaeologist, art historian
    • Ante Trumbic Croatian national leader
    • Franjo Tudman first president of Croatia
    • Igor Tudor former footballer
    • Dubravka Ugresic writer
    • Tin Ujevic poet
    • Roko Ukic NBA basketball player
    V
    • Vladimir Varicak mathematician, physicist
    • Dunja Vejzovic soprano
    • Mladen Veza illustrator
    • Ana Vidovic guitarist
    • Mirko Virius naïve art
    • Goran Visnjic actor
    • Blanka Vlasic high jumper
    • Franjo Vlasic Croatian general, ban of Croatia
    • Ivo Vojnovic writer
    • Faust Vrancic parachate inventor
    • Ivan Vranetic rescuer of the Jews
    • Antun Vrdoljak film director
    • Ivan Vucetic inventor of dactilosopy (finger printing)
    • Severina Vuckovic singer, actress
    • Vldaimir Vukovic chess player
    • Bozo Vuletic 1984 Olympic water polo gold medalist
    W - Z
    • Adolf Waldinger painter
    • Blago Zadro commander in the Croatian war of independence
    • Marija juric Zagorka novelist
    • Ivan Zajc composer
    • Ivan Zaknic historian
    • Vladimir Zerjavic statistician, economist, United Nations expert
    • Vinko Zganec folklorist
    • Aleksandar Ziljak writer
    • Matija Zmajevic admiral of the Baltic fleet
    • Nikola VII Zrinski Croatian ban, warrior, poet
    • Nikola Subic Zrinski Croatian ban, hero (Battle of Szigetvar)
    • Petar Zrinski Croatian ban, conspiratowz

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