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Country Profiles: Croatia

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Capital and largest city


Official languages


Other recognised languages

Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, German


56, 414 sq km


4, 491, 543 (2008 est.)





Standard Croatian, the official language of Croatia, is a variation on the Western Stokavian dialect, and belongs to the Serbo-Croat diasystem. The language is also official in parts of Austria, Italy and Serbia. Croatian as it has appeared in the vernacular literature, has existed for 500 years.


For the 2008-2009 term, Croatia is a member of the United Nations Security Council, as well as being a permanent member of the UN, the WTO, and the Council of Europe. It has in application to become a member state of the EU and NATO. It is also a founding member of the Union for the Mediterranean, established in 2008. 
The country has a stable market-economy, with a GDP of approx. $53.56 billion. The majority of the workforce (over 60%) are employed in the service sector, for example in tourism, where 11 million tourists visited in 2008, while those in the industry sector work in areas such as chemicals and plastics, electronics, metals and shipbuilding, which make up the country's $10 billion exports. Its major trading partners include Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Austria, Slovenia and Russia.


Croatia has invested in renewable forms of power, for example windpower, with the first wind farm installed in 2004. In 2007 the government instilled incentives for the production of power through renewable sources, for example through tarriffs. In April 2008, Croatia, along with companies from Romania and Serbia, signed an agreement to form the Pan-European Oil Pipeline Development Company. The proposed pipeline will run from Romania via the Transalpine Pipeline, bypassing Turkey, all the way to Germany, and its projected cost is roughly $3.5 billion.

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Areas in which we provide translation services include:

·         Legal Translation                                        

·         Medical and Pharmaceutical Translation

·         Technical Translation for Industry

·         Engineering Translation (including Automotive)

·         Environment and Global Issues Translation

·         Business Translation

·         Financial Translation

·         Scientific Translation

·         News and Media Translation

·         Government Translation

For more information regarding these services, please visit our main Translation Services page.

Areas in which we provide interpreting services include:

•    Legal  (including court, depositions, arbitrations, litigations)         

•    Medical (including Pharmaceutical & Medical Conferences)

•    Technical

•    Industry

•    Engineering (including Chemical, Marine, CivilMechanical, Electrical

•   Business   (including Business Conferences, discussions, meetings) 

•    Financial

•    Construction

For more information regarding these services, please visit our main Interpreting Services page. 

Some of the 180 languages for which we provide interpreters:

Arabic Interpreting Italian Interpreting
French Interpreting German Interpreting
Spanish Interpreting Korean Interpreting
Chinese Interpreting Japanese Interpreting

For other languages, please visit our Multiple Language Services Interpreting page.

Some of the 180 languages for which we provide interpreters:
Arabic Translation Italian Translation
Chinese Translation Japanese Translation
French Translation Korean Translation
German Translation Spanish Translation

For other languages, please visit our Multiple Language Services Translation page.

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