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HOMELAND
HOMELAND

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REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
Republic of Croatia
The Republic of Croatia is a Central European and Mediterranean country.
It is connected to Italy by the Adriatic Sea from the west. It is bordered on the north by Slovenia and Hungary. It borders Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to the east. South of Croatia is the border with Montenegro.
The capital of the Republic of Croatia is Zagreb.
The history of Croatia in the present area dates back to 626, when the Croatian people founded two independent principalities, later united into the Kingdom of Croatia.
Throughout its turbulent history, Croatia has often been the target of foreign invaders and has been part of many alliances. So she had to defend herself against the Greater Serbia aggression recently.
In 1990, after the democratic multi-party elections, the National Assembly of the Republic of Croatia was constituted on 30 May.
On June 25, 1991, the Republic of Croatia became an independent state by a constitutional decision of the National Parliament.
On May 22, 1992, it became a member of the United Nations. On April 1, 2009, Croatia became a member of NATO. As of 1 July 2013, the Republic of Croatia becomes a member of the European Union.

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KLOSTAR PODRAVSKI
Municipality of Klostar Podravski
Klostar Podravski is a municipal center consisting of 4 settlements: Klostar Podravski, Budancevica, Prugovac and Kozarevac. The settlements belong to Koprivnica-Krizevci County, located in the north of Croatia.
The municipality is located in the Pannonian Plain. A few kilometers to the north is the Drava River, which is also the border with Hungary. On the south side, the settlements of Prugovac and Kozarevac inhabit the edge of the slopes of Bilogora.
An area of 51.47 to m². In 2021, the settlements had 2766 inhabitants.
The history of Klostar Podravski begins with the Gorbonog fortress, recorded in documents from 1334. The name Klostar is a derivative of the German word kloster and means monastery. The Franciscan monastery existed in the area of ​​Klostar from 1292 to 1552. The area began to be inhabited in 1683 due to the Turkish devastation of the eastern parts. Since 1702, the church of St. Benedict and Klostar also owned the settlements of Oderjan, Prugovac and Kozarevac.
Today, the inhabitants are engaged in agriculture, viticulture, animal husbandry and entrepreneurship. Although  agriculture has been declining in recent decades due to the emigration  of young people and the systematic destruction of small family farms.

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PICOKIJADA
Old town Djurdjevac
Djurdjevac was founded as a town in the 15th century.
It is located between the slopes of Bilogora and the Drava River, near the border with Hungary.
The city is known for its "Old Town" fortress, which was built as a result of defense against the Ottoman Empire.
On August 8, 1552, the Turkish military leader Ulama-beg launched a major attack on Djurdjevac. During the siege, a large number of Turkish soldiers were killed and Djurdjevac was defended.
The Legend of the Picoks was created, which tells of how the starving defenders of Djurdjevac fired the last rooster at the Turks with a cannon (a rooster in the Djurdjevac dialect is called picek or picok) and the Turks thought that the defenders of the city had plenty of food.
Thus, the inhabitants of Djurdjevac have remained Picoki to this day, and the legend has grown into the most important cultural and tourist event in Djurdjevac and its surroundings for several days. The event is known as Picokijada and proudly bears the title of intangible cultural property of the Republic of Croatia.

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KOPACKI RIT
Kopacki rit
Kopacki rit National Park is one of the most important European floodplains.
It is located in the far east of Croatia, in Baranja, in the central part of the Danube floodplain.
The appearance of the wetland itself depends on the intensity of the flood, so its size changes accordingly.
It consists of several lakes and ponds and is intertwined with natural canals from the rivers Drava and Danube.
Kopacki rit is a habitat of 2000 biological species, many of which are rare.
It was therefore inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2012.
The wetland part is a hatchery for many species of fish, while many species of mammals live on the mainland. It is also the most important ornithological reserve in Croatia and this part of Europe.
The national park provides visitors with the pristine beauty of untouched nature. It is thus protected from human action on its natural form. Natural protection is provided and it is suitable as a habitat for many animal species.
It is a tourist paradise for visitors eager to escape from urban areas.

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