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National Parks* National Park Brijuni National Park Kornati National Park Krka National Park Mljet National Park Paklenica National Park Plitvicka jezera National Park Risnjak National Park Sjeverni Velebit Nature Parks Nature Park Biokovo Nature Park Kopacki rit Nature Park Lonjsko polje Nature Park Medvednica Nature Park Papuk Nature Park Telašcica Nature Park Velebit Nature Park Vransko jezero Nature Park Ucka Nature Park Žumberak - Samoborsko gorje Extent of sea shore-lenght mainland 1,778 km (30.5%)islands4,012 km (69,5 %)total5,790 kmby air526 kmcoast ruggedness (Norway 20, Greece 6)11 Number of islands, rocks and reefs islands 718 inhabited 66 uninhabited 652 rocks 389 reefs 78 total 1,185 Islands larger than 200 km2 area coast line Krk 405,8 km2 189 km, Cres 405,8 km2 248 km Brac 394,6 km2 175 km Pag 299,7 km2 254 km Korcula 284,6 km2 269 km Hvar 276,0 km2 182 km Thermal springs and spas 14 thermal springs (7 thermo mineral springs of particular quality and worth). All are situated in the inland areas of Croatia. 15 different kinds of mud, Naftalan having one counterpart in the world: the one in Baku Mountains Though Croatia has practically no mountains exceeding 2,000 m, the favorable climate (number of snow days) even on some lower localities ensures good conditions for the development of mountain-recreation and winter tourism. They are: Northern Gorski Kotar (Platak, Trsce, Snjeznik - 1,500 m) Central Gorski Kotar (Delnice, Skrad, Mrkopalj, Vrbovsko) Bjelolasica - 1,533 m (Croatian Olympic Center) Northern Velebit (Zavizan - 1,699 m) Middle Velebit - Baske Ostarije - 1,128 m, Visocica - 1,619 m) Southern Velebit (Sveto Brdo - 1,753 m) Dinara (Troglav - 1,831 m) Biokovo - 1,762 m Plitvicka jezera (Licka Pljesivica - 1,649 m) Particularity of the above localities lies in the fact that all of them can be found in immediate background of the sea coast and along the road distances not exceeding 50 km. Lakes  The Vransko jezero (30,7 km2/0.1 m above sea level) The Peruca jezero (13,0 km2/360 m a.s.l. - The Cetina reservoir) The Prokljansko jezero (11,1 km2/0.5 m a.s.l.) The Vransko jezero (island oi Cres, 5,8 km2/16 m a.s.l.) The Plitvicka jezera (as a whole - 2.0 km2/503-636 m a.s.l.) National (Nature) Parks and other protected nature area Number Area in ha National Parks 8 79,320 The Kornati 30,200,  The Plitvicka jezera 19,479,  The Krka 14,200, The Paklenica 3,617, The Mljet 3,100 The Risnjak 3,014, The Brijuni 2,700, Northern Velebit 10,900, Nature Parks 6 317,502 Strict reserves 2 2,395 Special reserves 69 30,372 Nature Monument 72 82 Protected Nature Area 28 17,544 Park-forest 23 7,660 Mounment of park architecture 114 912 Plant species 44 Animal species 380 Total: 445,888. The mentioned protection includes about 7.5% of the state territory, and plans are to double its size - up to 15%.

 

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