Croatia

geographical name
Cro·​a·​tia | \ krō-ˈā-sh(ē-)ə How to pronounce Croatia (audio) \

Definition of Croatia

independent country in southeastern Europe including Slavonia, most of Istria, and the Dalmatian coast on the Adriatic Sea; a constituent republic of Yugoslavia 1946–91; capital Zagreb area 21,851 square miles (56,594 square kilometers), population 4,270,000

— see also croatian

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“Croatia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Croatia. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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