Country profile - Distinguishing factors (Croatia)
Croatia (officially The Republic of Croatia) is a European country geographically situated at the crossroads between Central and South East Europe. It borders Slovenia and Hungary in the north, Serbia in the east, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro in the south and east. It has only a maritime border with Italy. The most important cultural influences in the Croatian history come from Central Europe and Mediterranean. The political system of the Republic of Croatia is parliamentary democracy.