Republic of Croatia
National anthem of Croatia
Lijepa nasa domovino
Lijepa naša domovino
("Our Beautiful Homeland") is the national anthem of Croatia. It was the anthem of the Socialist Republic of Croatia, and became that of the Republic of Croatia upon the declaration of independence in 1991.
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Map of Croatia
Basic information on Croatia
The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became a federal independent Communist state under the strong hand of Marshal TITO. Although Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it took four years of sporadic, but often bitter, fighting before occupying Serb armies were mostly cleared from Croatian lands. Under UN supervision, the last Serb-held enclave in eastern Slavonia was returned to Croatia in 1998.
||Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia
||4,493,312 (July 2007 est.)
||noun: Croat(s), Croatian(s)
||three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and blue superimposed by the Croatian coat of arms (red and white checkered)