Territory in southern Europe, ruled since 1991 by the Republika Hrvatska


Croatia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Croatia (Croatian: Hrvatska), officially the Republic of Croatia (Croatian: Republika Hrvatska), is a unitary democratic parliamentary republic in Europe at the crossroads of Central Europe, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean. Its capital and largest city is Zagreb. The country is divided into 20 counties and the city of Zagreb. Croatia covers 56,594 square kilometres and has diverse, mostly continental and Mediterranean climates. Croatia's Adriatic Sea coast contains more than a thousand islands. The country's population is 4.29 million, most of whom are Croats, with the most common religious denomination being Roman Catholicism. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Croatia | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 87, Political Rights: 1, Civil Liberties: 2
"Croatia held a presidential runoff and parliamentary elections in January and November 2015, respectively. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović won the runoff by an extremely slim margin to become the first female president of post-independence Croatia. Following the parliamentary vote, the conservative Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), which won the most seats, agreed to form a ruling coalition with the centrist Bridge of Independent Lists (Most)."
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 7.75, Rank: 44, Personal Freedom: 8.49, Economic Freedom: 7.00, Democracy Index: 6.61
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.00, Rank: 81