Croatia Population 2024


Croatia is a country located in the northwestern part of the Balkan Peninsula at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe, borders Hungary to the northeast, Serbia to the east, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro to the southeast, Slovenia to the northwest, maritime border with Italy to the west and southwest. Croatia population in 2024 is estimated to be 3.61 million, covers country area of 56,594 sq km (21,851 sq mi), ranks one-hundred-twenty-forth country by area and the one-hundred-twenty-ninth most populous country in the world. Its capital is Zagreb, other popular cities are Split, Rijeka, Osijek, Zadar, Pula, Slavonski Brod and Karlovac. Country code is HRV, Life expectancy of Croatia is 75.54 years for male and 81.6 years for female.

Below table is the population of Croatia from 1960 to 2020:

Croatia Population Growth

Croatia population in 1960 is 4,140,181, by 1970 the population is increased by 272,071 totaling to 4,412,252, by 1980 the population is increased to 4,599,782, and by 1990 the total increase of 4,777,368 in 30 years from 1960 to 1990 resulting to 4,777,368. From 1990 to 2000, population increased to 4,468,302, and from 2000 to 2010 the population of Croatia decrease by -172,875 with a change of -3.87 percent and decline of population from 2010 to 2020 by -388,227 with a change of -9.78 percent and make up to 4,907,200. Croatia population in 2023 is estimated to be 3.72 million, population in 2022 is estimated to be 3.87 million, Population of Croatia in 2021 is estimated as 3.88 million.

The Croatia population decrease was also a result of the Croatian War of Independence during 1991. During this time large populations were displaced and emigration increased. It was expected more than 400,000 Croats were either removed from their homes by the rebel Serb forces or fled the violence, and by Operation Storm in 1995 approximate of 200,000 Serbs fled before the arrival of Croatian forces.

According to the 2013 United Nations report, Croatia inhabitants are 90.4% are Croats, followed by 4.4% are Serbs, 0.73% are Bosniaks, 0.42% are Italians, 0.41% are Albanians, 0.4% are Roma's, 0.33% are Hungarians, 0.25% are Slovenes, 0.22% are Czechs, 0.11% are Montenegrins, 0.11% are Slovaks and 0.10% are Macedonians. 17.6% of Croatia's population were foreign-born immigrants.

Source : worldbank

Croatia Population by Districts

Zagreb is a city with a rich history dating from Roman times. City of Zagreb is in the northwest of the country, along the Sava river, at the southern slopes of the Medvednica mountain. The oldest settlement in the vicinity of the city was the Roman Andautonia, City of Zagreb is divided into 17 city districts, population by Zagreb districts in 2021.

TownsPopulation (2021)
Donja Dubrava33,746
Donji Grad31,148
Gornja Dubrava58,474
Gornji Grad - Medveščak26,325
Novi Zagreb - istok55,969
Novi Zagreb - zapad64,512
Peščenica - Žitnjak53,216
Podsused - Vrapče45,010
Trešnjevka - jug65,615
Trešnjevka - sjever52,836
City of Zagreb769,944

Croatia's capital and largest city is Zagreb, forms one of the country's primary subdivisions, with twenty counties, According to popis2021, the Population of Croatia as per 2021 estimates.

RegionCountiesPopulation(2021)HouseholdsHousing UnitsArea
Republic of Croatia3,888,5291,438,4232,350,44456,594 sq km (21,851 sq mi)
Panonian Croatia1,025,221383,712567,805
Bjelovar-Bilogora102,29537,24756,4392,640 sq km (1,020 sq mi)
Virovitica-Podravina70,66026,32737,7482,024 sq km (781 sq mi)
Požega-Slavonia64,42023,67235,5131,823 sq km (704 sq mi)
Slavonski Brod-Posavina130,78247,16065,6982,030 sq km (780 sq mi)
Osijek-Baranja259,48199,215138,9364,155 sq km 1,604 sq mi)
Vukovar-Sirmium144,43853,86976,4532,454 sq km (947 sq mi)
Karlovac112,59642,82369,7523,626 sq km (1,400 sq mi)
Sisak-Moslavina140,54953,39987,2664,468 sq km (1,725 sq mi)
Adriatic Croatia1,303,428494,361997,897
Primorje-Gorski kotar266,503110,009201,7513,588 sq km (1,385 sq mi)
Lika-Senj42,89317,41448,2325,353 sq km (2,067 sq mi)
Zadar160,34059,799148,2563,646 sq km (1,408 sq mi)
Šibenik-Knin96,62438,421102,8352,984 sq km (1,152 sq mi)
Split-Dalmatia425,412152,143275,6424,540 sq km  (1,750 sq mi)
Istria195,79475,805148,3892,813 sq km (1,086 sq mi)
Dubrovnik-Neretva115,86240,77072,7921,781 sq km (688 sq mi)
City of Zagreb769,944300,650393,433
City of Zagreb769,944300,650393,433641 sq km (247 sq mi)
North Croatia789,936259,700391,309
Međimurje105,86334,17245,212729 sq km (281 sq mi)
Varaždin160,26452,35881,3621,262 sq km (487 sq mi)
Koprivnica-Križevci101,66134,56256,4071,748 sq km (675 sq mi)
Krapina-Zagorje120,94238,93162,2751,229 sq km (475 sq mi)
Zagreb301,20699,677146,0533,060 sq km 1,180 sq mi)



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