Croatia is a small country situated in Southeastern Europe, nestled between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia. Given the size of the country, the landscape is rather diverse and consists primarily of flat, fertile plains in the north along the Hungarian border, and low mountains/highlands along the Adriatic coast. A number of mountain ranges (Dinaric Alps, Vesebit and Velika Kapela) slice through the country, with the highest point rising 6005ft (1831m) above sea level. Croatia also benefits from numerous natural water sources, with its biggest lake, Lake Vrana, extending over 12 square miles (30 sq. km). However, Lake Vrana is surpassed by the Plitvice Lakes and waterfalls in terms of beauty. As of 2015, there are 444 different protected areas in Croatia, which together encompass 9% of the country. This includes 8 national parks, 2 strict reserves and 10 nature parks.
Capital city: Zagreb Highest Point: Dinara (6007ft / 1831m) Lowest Point: Adriatic Sea (0ft / 0m) Land Area: 21,612 sq. mi (55,974 sq. km) Water Area: 239 sq. mi (620 sq. km) Total Area: 21,851 sq. mi (56,594 sq. km) Coastline: 3626 miles (5835 km) Bordering countries (6) Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia