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16 Interesting facts about Croatia
- Croatia is the land of thousand islands, precisely 1246 and only 66 are inhabited.
- The necktie or cravat was invented in Croatia way back in the 17th century by the Croatian soldiers.
- Croatia has the highest number of UNESCO Intangible Goods among European countries along with Spain.
- Famous scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla was born in a small village Smiljan in Croatia.
- Croat Salvoljub Penkala invented a chemical pen and a solid fountain pen back in 1906.
- Dalmatian dog breed is named after a Croatian region of Dalmatia.
- In Zagreb back in 2006 was opened an unusual museum named the Museum of Broken relationships dedicated to failed love relationships.
- The biggest truffle ever was found in Croatia by Giancarlo Zigante back in 1999 near Buje, Croatia that weighed 1.31 kg.
- First tested parachute was invented by a Croat Faust Vrancic back in 1616 and was tested from the tower of Venice.
- The founder of Republic of San Marino situated in the northeast of Italy was the sculptor Marin from the village Lopar on the island of Rab.
- The fingerprint identification system was introduced by a Croat Josip Vucetic.
- The smallest town in the world is Hum, located in Istria with a population of only 17 people.
- Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night was staged in Dalmatia.
- The Dubrovnik Republic was the first to formally recognize the independence of the United States.
- The first hydropower plant was “Iskrice” and it was made in Šibenik and put in 1895 on the river Krka.
- If you should have your baby born on a Jadrolinija ferry, your child will have a free ferry transport for life.