How much do you know about Croatia? Neckties, Dalmatian dogs, biggest truffle,
Zinfandel wine, 1244 islands …
The cravatas it was named originated from Croatian soldiers who served as mercenaries for the King of France during the Thirty Years’ War. In their own way, with the cravat, the Croats have started conquering the world from the coasts of the Adriatic Sea from 17th century. The consequences of that conquering are today felt around the necks by 600 million businessmen worldwide.
Lacemaking on the island of Pag, Gingerbread craft from Northern Croatia, Klapa multipart singing of Dalmatia, southern Croatia, Festivity of Saint Blaise, the patron of Dubrovnik, traditional manufacturing of children’s wooden toys in Hrvatsko Zagorje to name just a few.
Hum in Istria with a varying population of 18 – 23 people holds the Guinness World Record for being the smallest town in the world.
The Guinness Record holder of the largest white truffle belongs to a Croatian. A white truffle weighing 1.31 kg (2 lb 8 oz) was found near Buje, a town in Istria, Croatia.
That is more than Sydney, Australia.
Think twice should you book a room with a balcony or not!? 😉
Oh yeah, this one is for real. Croatian old wine variety, Crljenak Kastelanski, is the same grape variety as Zinfandel. DNA proved. Napa Valley, you’re welcome!
The dog breed actually comes from Dalmatia, a coastal region of Croatia. This dog with many different roles such as firefighter, coach dog, war dog, bird dog and many others, is in fact loyal and sensitive dog and it becomes melancholic without human company.
Basicaly your average Croatian guy: loves company and spending time outside.
Croatian currency is known as the Kuna, which is the Croatian word for marten. A marten was a forest rodent whose highly prized skin was used to pay taxes in the Roman provinces of eastern Croatia. The marten appeared on medieval coins before giving its name to the new currency in 1994.
And the coins are named after a lime tree.
as it has 1244 islands, islets and reefs. However, less than 50 are inhabited.
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