Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Croatia instead of Christmas Island, you would:

Basic Needs

be 2.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Christmas Island, approximately 35.8% of the population has internet access. In Croatia, about 72.7% do.

Geography

see 42.0 times more coastline


Christmas Island has a total of 139 km of coastline. In Croatia, that number is 5,835 km.

Croatia: At a glance

Croatia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 55,974 sq km. The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became a federal independent communist state under the strong hand of Marshal TITO. Although Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it took four years of sporadic, but often bitter, fighting before occupying Serb armies were mostly cleared from Croatian lands, along with a majority of Croatia's ethnic Serb population. Under UN supervision, the last Serb-held enclave in eastern Slavonia was returned to Croatia in 1998. The country joined NATO in April 2009 and the EU in July 2013.

How big is Croatia compared to Christmas Island? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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