Croatia Demographics

What is the population of Croatia?

Population 4,227,746
Population Growth Rate -0.11%
Urban Population 57.8%
Population in Major Urban Areas ZAGREB (capital) 686,000
Nationality Noun Croat(s), Croatian(s)
Nationality Adjective Croatian
Ethnic Groups Croat 89.6%, Serb 4.5%, Bosniak 0.5%, Hungarian 0.4%, Slovene 0.3%, Czech 0.2%, Roma 0.2%, Albanian 0.1%, Montenegrin 0.1%, others 4.1%
Languages Spoken Croatian 96%, other 4% (including Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, and German)
Language Note The Croatian language has thirty letters, each with a distinct sound.

Croatia Health Information

What are the health conditions in Croatia?

Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 12.06
Diseases - note highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza has been identified in this country; it poses a negligible risk with extremely rare cases possible among US citizens who have close contact with birds
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 96.8%
Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved 1.4%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 99.8%
Health Expenditures - percent of GDP 7.8%
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 0.07%
HIV/Aids Deaths 90
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 6
Infant Mortality Rate - female deaths/1,000 live births 5.85
Infant Mortality Rate - male deaths/1,000 live births 6.07
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 5.96
Major Infectious Diseases - degree of risk intermediate
Maternal Mortality Rate - deaths/100,000 live births 17
Mean Age for Mother's First Birth 27.7
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 24.2%
People Living with HIV/AIDS 750
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population 2.72
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved 1.8%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 98.6%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of rural population improved 97.6%
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 1.45
Vectorborne Disease (s) tickborne encephalitis

Croatia Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Croatia?

Life Expectancy at Birth 76 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - female 80 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - male 72 Years
Median Age 41 Years
Median Age - female 43 Years
Median Age - male 40 Years

Croatia Infant Mortality - per 1,000 live births

Croatia median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 10
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 12.06
Median Age 41 Years
Median Age - female 43 Years
Median Age - male 40 Years
Net Migration Rate - migrant(s)/1,000 population 1.47
Population Growth Rate -0.11%
Sex Ratio 0-14 Years - male/female 1.06
Sex Ratio 15-24 Years - male/female 1.05
Sex Ratio 25-54 Years - male/female .98
Sex Ratio 55-64 Years - male/female .93
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.06
Sex Ratio of Total Population - male/female .93
Sex Ratio Over 64 Years - male/female .66

Croatia Medical Information

What are the health conditions in Croatia?

Medical Facilities and Health Information

Health-care facilities in Croatia, although generally of Western caliber, are under severe budgetary strain. Some medicines are in short supply in public hospitals and clinics. There are numerous private medical and dental practitioners, and private pharmacies stock a variety of medicines not readily available through public health facilities. Tick-borne encephalitis, a disease preventable with a three-shot vaccination series, is found throughout inland Croatia, but is not prevalent along the coast.

Croatia Education

What is school like in Croatia?

Education Expenditures - percent of GDP 4.3%
Literacy - female 97.8%
Literacy - male 99.4%
Literacy - total population 98.1%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
School Life Expectancy - female 15 Years
School Life Expectancy - male 14 Years
Total School Life Expectancy - (primary to tertiary) 15 Years

Croatia Literacy

Can people in Croatia read?

Literacy - female 97.8%
Literacy - male 99.4%
Literacy - total population 98.1%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
Predominant Language Croatian 96%, other 4% (including Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, and German)

Croatia Crime

Is Croatia a safe place to visit?

Crime Information

While violent crime is rare, there have been isolated attacks targeting specific persons or property, which may have been racially motivated or prompted by lingering ethnic tensions from Croatia's war for independence. Foreigners do not appear to be singled out by criminals. We advise you to safeguard your belongings in public areas, especially in bus or railroad stations, airports, and gas stations, and on public transportation. As in many countries, outward displays of wealth may increase your chances of being targeted by thieves.

We urge U.S. citizens to avoid going to so-called "gentlemen's clubs." A few such establishments have presented foreign customers with grossly inflated bar bills, sometimes in the thousands of dollars, and threatened those customers who refuse to pay.

Don’t buy counterfeit and pirated goods, even if they are widely available. Not only are the bootlegs illegal to bring back into the United States, if you purchase them you may also be breaking local law.

Croatia Penalties for Crime

Criminal Penalties

While you are traveling in Croatia, you are subject to its laws even if you are a U.S. citizen. Foreign laws and legal systems can be vastly different from our own, and criminal penalties vary from country to country. There are also some things that might be legal in the country you visit, but still illegal in the United States; you can be prosecuted under U.S. law if you buy pirated goods, for example. Engaging in sexual conduct with children or using or disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime prosecutable in the United States. If you break local laws in Croatia, your U.S. passport won’t help you avoid arrest or prosecution. It’s very important to know what’s legal and what’s not where you are going.

While some countries will automatically notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate if a U.S. citizen is detained or arrested in a foreign country, that might not always be the case. To ensure that the United States is aware of your circumstances, request that the police and prison officials notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate as soon as you are arrested or detained overseas.

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