Hello kids, and welcome to the Visit Croatia website! We are a travel website all about the wonderful country of Croatia. We are kind of like experts on Croatia! On this page about Croatia for kids, you can explore and learn more about Croatia.
Where is Croatia?
Croatia is in the continent of Europe, but more specifically, it is located in southeastern Europe. Sometimes you might hear it talked about being in Central Europe or Eastern Europe too. If you’re flying to Croatia from the UK, it’s about a 2 or 3 hour flight. That’s not long at all.
Here is Croatia in Europe:
Have you noticed its shape? It’s kind of funny, right? Sometimes people refer to it as looking like a croissant!
On this map, you can see some of Croatia’s many islands. The county is home to over 1,000 islands.
The neighbouring countries of Croatia are Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro. The country also has a long coastline along the Adriatic Sea.
Just under 4 million people live in Croatia. That’s pretty small for a country. That’s fewer people than live in the whole of London, for example!
What is the Capital City of Croatia?
What does the flag look like? And why?
Here is the Croatian flag:
It’s kind of unusual, right?
If you watch football, you will recognise the red and white checks! Croatian football kits are based on the Croatian flag.
Why does the flag look like that? The red and white shield is the coat of arms of Croatia. The little shields above it are (from left) an ancient coat of arms of Croatia; the coat of arms of Dubrovnik; the coat of arms of Dalmatia; the coat of arms of Istria; and the coat of arms of Slavonia. The last three are different regions of Croatia.
What language do they speak in Croatia?
They speak Croatian!
In truth, Croatian can be a bit of a tricky language to learn and some of the pronunciation and spelling is a bit difficult. If you would like to learn a little bit of it, take a look at our Croatian for Travellers section.
To get you started, here are a few phrases and words that you can use on your holiday:
|Croatian||English||How to pronounce it|
|Dobro jutro||Good morning||doh-broh you-tro|
|Dobar dan||Good day||doh-bar dan|
|Dobra večer||Good evening||doh-bra ve-chair|
|Laku noć||Good night||la-ku notch|
|Bok||Hi and bye||bock|
|Hvala||Thanks||va-la with an ‘h’ sound|
at the beginning!
|sladoled||ice cream||sla-dough led|
What is Croatia famous for?
Here are some of the things Croatia is famous for:
What are some of the famous sights of Croatia?
Now that we’ve taught you a little bit about the country on our Croatia for Kids page, why not send your parents over to our Family Holidays in Croatia page to persuade them to take a holiday in the country?
(If you’re not already going, that is!)