Croatia

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Croatian Fact 1 (Feb. 28–Mar. 6, 2010)

Most (more than 1,200) of the islands in the Adriatic Sea are controlled by Croatia.

Croatian Fact 2 (Mar. 7–Mar. 13, 2010)

Croatia has one of the lowest HIV infection rates in the world.  There are fewer than 10 AIDS related deaths every year, and only 200 people (0.1%) in the country are infected.

Croatian Fact 3 (Mar. 14–Mar. 20, 2010)

Croatians celebrate Independence Day on October 8, the anniversary of the Croatian parliament passing a resolution in 1991 to sever constitutional ties with Yugoslavia.  However, Parliament actually voted to become independent on June 25, 1991.

Croatian Fact 4 (Mar. 21–Mar. 27, 2010)

Croatian agricultural products include such unlikely crops as sunflower seeds, clover, and alfalfa, along with world staples like wheat, corn, soybeans, and potatoes.

Croatian Fact 5 (Mar. 28–Apr. 3, 2010)

Croatia is one of three countries in the world that lists “asphalt” among its natural resources.