Flag of Croatia (GIF)


The Croatian flag consists of a horizontal three-color band in red, white, and blue with the national coat of arms in the center. The flag combines and represents the colors of the flags of the historic constituent states of the Croatian Kingdom. In addition, red represents hardiness, courage, and strength, while white represents peace and honesty, and blue represents truth, loyalty, perseverance, and justice. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 1:2, and the flag was adopted on December 21, 1990.

Its coat of arms has five small shields, symbolizing the country's five historical regions, on a big shield covered in a red checkerboard pattern.

The Croatia flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia, is a country in the Adriatic Sea at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe. Its capital is Zagreb, and its population is approximately 4.154.000.


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Zagreb (pop. 790,000)
Other major cities:Split (178,000)
Rijeka (129,000)
Osijek (108,000)
Official languages:Croatian
Region:Southern Europe
Ethnic groups:90.42% Croats
4.36% Serbs
5.22% others
Religion:91.06% Christians
4.57% Irreligious
1.47% Muslims
2.90% others
Demonym:Croatian
Area:56,594 km²
(21,851 sq mi)
Population:4,154,000
Currency:Kuna


Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Croatia (Croatian: Zastava i grb Hrvatske), GIF

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