6 Facts About Croatia

1. In December 2011, Croatia completed the EU accession negotiations and signed an EU accession treaty on 9 December 2011.

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2. Republic of Croatia is a unitary state using a parliamentary system of governance.

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3. In terms of phytogeography, Croatia is a part of the Boreal Kingdom and is a part of Illyrian and Central European provinces of the Circumboreal Region and the Adriatic province of the Mediterranean Region.

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4. On 29 October 2001, Croatia signed a Stabilization and Association Agreement with the European Union, submitted a formal application for the EU membership in 2003, was given the status of candidate country in 2004, and began accession negotiations in 2005.

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5. On 15 January 1992, Croatia gained diplomatic recognition by the European Economic Community members, and subsequently the United Nations.

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6. On 25 June 1991, Croatia declared independence, which came wholly into effect on 8 October of the same year.

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