Croatia (GPS: 45 10 N, 15 30 E) located in Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia. The country’s area measurements are total: 56,594 sq km; land: 55,974 sq km, water: 620 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly smaller than West Virginia. The total irrigated land is 240 sq km (2012).
One of Croatia’s essential features: Controls most land routes from Western Europe to the Aegean Sea and Turkish Straits. Most Adriatic Sea islands lie off Croatia’s coast – some 1,200 islands, islets, ridges, and rocks.