Geography of Croatia

Geographic position

Croatia extends from the easterly edges of the Alps through the Pannonian lowlands to the banks of the Danube in the east. Its central region is covered by the Dinara mountain range. The coastline stretches along the Adriatic Sea, from the Istrian peninsula in the north to the city of Dubrovnik in the south.

Surface area

The mainland covers an area of 56,594 km2. Its territorial waters cover a surface area of 31,067 km2.

Length of the coastline

6,176 km, of which 4,398 km is made up of the coastlines of the islands, solitary rocks and reefs.

Number of islands, solitary rocks and reefs

1,244. The largest islands are Cres and Krk. There are 50 inhabited islands.

Highest peak

Dinara, 1,831 m above sea level.

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