Agence France-PresseApril 10, 2013 23:30
Facts on Croatia, which on Sunday elects its first deputies in the European Parliament, ahead of July 1 entry into the European Union:
GEOGRAPHY: Located in southeastern Europe, Croatia borders Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia-Hercegovina and has a maritime border with Italy.
AREA: 56,542 square kilometres (21,831 square miles) of land. It has a long coastline on the Adriatic with 1,185 islands, mountains in the interior and flat plains in the northeast.
POPULATION: 4.2 million (2011 census).