"GEOGRAPHY AND..." Croatia Favorite Tip by Natrix
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Favorite thing: GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE:
Croatia is geographically and culturally a Mediterranean and Central European country, situated on the crossroads between the two in south-eastern Europe. Croatia has three geographically and climatically different regions: The Pannonian region, shaped by the rivers Sava, Drava and Danube, comprises the lowlands and low hills in the east and north-west of the country. In this region moderate Continental climate is predominant and its humid valleys and hills are richly afforested. In Zagreb, average daily high temperatures peak at 27°C in July and 2°C in January.
In central Croatia we find the narrow mountain range of the Dinaric Alps, which separates Pannonian Croatia from the coastal region. With more than 100 snowy days per year it is the region with the harshest climate.
The coastal region along the Adriatic sea in the western part of the country has Mediterranean climate and vegetation. Protected by high coastal mountains from cold northerly winds, its summers are hot and dry and the winters mild and rainy. This region is the most attractive to tourists.
The Croatian Adriatic sea is considered one of the most beautiful seas of the world. It is characterized by a high degree of saltiness, extraordinary pureness and warmth. What also makes the Croatian coast very attractive are its many beautiful islands: there are more than 1000 of them, but only 66 are inhabited. The largest islands are Krk, Bres and Brac. The island of Korcula has the most inhabitants.
Fondest memory: (This pic is also from Rijeka and shows the typical Venetian architecture that's predominant in that region. Rijeka is full of very picturesque houses and little alleys, I loved it!)
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