List of regions of Croatia
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The Republic of Croatia, in the west of the Balkan peninsula, is divided into five macroregions: Central Croatia, Dalmatia, Mountainous Croatia, Northern Croatian Littoral and Eastern Croatia. The Eastern Croatia in turn consists geographically of Slavonia and Croatia's portion of Baranja, but administratively Eastern Croatia and Slavonia are synonymous. Dalmatia is sometimes referred to as the Southern Croatian Littoral, or Southern Croatia. There are further culturally or historically based regions, some of which do overlap. The regions include:
forms a small enclave between the region of Slavonia and the Republic of Hungary, it lies in the north east of Croatia. The rest of the region known as Baranja is located in Hungary.
is the region which includes most of Croatia's 1000 islands. It stretches from the island of Rab to the Bay of Kotor in the countries' very south and therefore also includes the city of Dubrovnik, which is one of Croatia's most important tourist cities. The regions total area is c. 13100 km2.
the region occupies the area between the major cities of Karlovac and Rijeka (a.k.a. Fiume) The regions main city is Delnice. The river Kupa separates the region from the Republic of Slovenia in the north.
is a region consisting mainly of the Croatian part of the Peninsula of Istria. Pula is one of its major cities and lies at the peninsula's southern tip.
lies at the cross-roads between continental and coastal Croatia. Apart from those that go through narrow region of Gorski Kotar to the north all Croatian roads that lead to the sea from Zagreb pass through Lika. One of Croatia's most famous national parks: the Plitvice Lakes National Park is located in this region.
is the Croatian region that lies around the river Drava along Croatia's northern border with Hungary.
the region is located around the river Sava that runs through central Croatia and then along the Croato-Bosnian border in southern Slavonia.
This region occupies the largest part of eastern continental Croatia. It lies between the regions of Posavina, Podravina, Baranja and Podunavlje to the east along the Serbian border. Many important Croatian cities such as Osijek, Slavonski Brod, Vukovar, Vinkovci and Đakovo.
- Syrmia (or Srijem)
this region is divided between Serbia and Croatia. In Croatia it is in the very east of the country.
a microregion in the Sava river valley south of Zagreb, with city of Velika Gorica in its center.
- Hrvatsko Zagorje (or simply Zagorje)
Hrvatsko Zagorje lies to the north of the Croatian capital city: Zagreb. Other major cities include the world famous archeological site of Krapina. Its northern border is the Republic of Slovenia and the regions of Podravina and Međimurje, to the east lies Slavonia and to the west lies Kordun and Gorski Kotar.
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