The Republic of Croatia is a crescent-shaped country in Europe bordering the Mediterranean, Central Europe and the Balkans. Its capital is Zagreb. In recent history, it was a republic in the SFR Yugoslavia, but it achieved independence in 1991. It is a candidate for membership of the European Union.
Croatia is the Latinized version of the native name of the country: Hrvatska listen (help·info). The letter "r" in the first syllable "hrv" is rolled or continuant.
However, instead of the Latinized version, many languages use a form more similar to the native one. Various forms are listed in Wiktionary.
The country code for Croatia is HR (per ISO 3166)and the Croatian Internet root domain ends with .hr.