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reputation. (OIB)), is used for identifying the citizens in many government and civilian systems. The OIB-system was introduced on January 1, 2009 and replaced the old JMBG (Unique Master Citizen Number) system, renamed to ''Master Citizen Number


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, with special reference to the Serbs of Croatia and in Hungary (Serbs in Hungary). He has written numerous articles on related subjects. Her other tours abroad were to New Zealand in 1936 and 1958; France in 1947; the Netherlands in 1947 and 1951; Germany in 1947 (where she played for Allied troops; she was the first British artist for more than a decade to give concerts with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (Berlin Philharmonic)), 1949 and 1958; Italy in 1948; Belgium in 1950 and 1952; South Africa in 1950; Norway in 1950 (she had planned to tour Sweden on this trip, but she fell down a flight of stairs after performing the Grieg concerto in Oslo, and the remainder of her trip was cancelled); she did, however, visit Sweden in 1951 and 1954; Yugoslavia in 1951, visiting Belgrade (now in Serbia), Zagreb (now in Croatia), and Ljubljana (now in Slovenia); Brazil and Argentina in 1952; Finland in 1952; Spain and Portugal in 1954; the Soviet Union in 1956 and 1958; Denmark and other Scandinavian countries in 1958; and India and Hong Kong in 1960. '''Moslavina''' is a microregion in Croatia, administratively divided into the counties of Zagreb (Zagreb County), Sisak-Moslavina (Sisak-Moslavina County) and Bjelovar-Bilogora (Bjelovar-Bilogora County). The main city in the region in terms of traffic, commerce and business is the city of Kutina (central Moslavina), with 24,000 citizens. Other important centres are Ivanić grad (western Moslavina), Čazma, Garešnica and Popovača. Moslavina borders the Zagreb region on the west and the Slavonia region on the east.

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version of the opera was first performed in Germany (Bonn) and Bulgaria (Sofia in 1957, Serbia (Belgrade) in 1958, Croatia (Zagreb) in 1961, the Czech Republic (Liberec) in 1962, France (Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, in concert) and Canada (Montreal) in 1967, Austria (Vienna State Opera, conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich) in 1971, Australia (the opening performance at the Sydney Opera House) and Argentina (Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires) in 1973, Spain (Liceu, Barcelona) in 1977 and the Netherlands (Amsterdam, conducted by Edo de Waart) in 1991. The Canadian Opera Company performed the opera as part of its 2008-2009 season. Canadian Opera Company's website '''NK Rudeš''' is a Croatian football (football (soccer)) club founded in 1957 in Zagreb's neighbourhood of Rudeš. Sava Šumanović was born in Vinkovci, today's Croatia in 1896. He graduated from High School in Zemun, across the Danube from Belgrade, where he was first introduced to the art of painting. He later enrolled in the College of Arts in Zagreb then lived in Paris for a while, only to return to Serbia and the town of Šid in 1930. He lived in Šid until the beginning of World War II, when the Independent State of Croatia Ustaše's police arrested him with 150 Serbian citizens and took them to a concentration camp in Sremska Mitrovica, where he was ruthlessly executed together with many other Serbs. This was a time of increasing political tension in the first Yugoslav state. Externally, the authoritarian Regency of Prince Pavle was trying to balance popular pro-French and pro-British sentiments with a need to maintain good relations with the country’s Fascist Italian and Nazi German neighbours. Internally, political life was becoming increasingly dominated by Serb-Croat hostility; in 1939, a vain attempt was made to defuse this by imposing a bipartite federal system, under which most of Bosnia (Bosnia (region)) became Croatian territory. In late 1939 or early 1940, Skender Kulenović was expelled from the KPJ for having refused to sign an open letter criticising the government and advocating autonomy for Bosnia and Herzegovina – a decision which prevented him from publishing in many of the journals he had worked with until then. In 1940 he married his first wife, Ana Prokop. *Russian - ''Заботься о себе.'' *Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina: ''Brini o sebi.'' *Spanish - ''Cuida de ti.'' '''''Slobodna Dalmacija''''' ("Free Dalmatia" in Croatian) is a Croatian daily newspaper published in Split (Split (city)). Luka Kovač is an emergency room attending physician from Croatia. He speaks of having a joyful, though financially modest, childhood, with at least one brother, and he keeps in contact with his father, who is an amateur painter (Painting) and engineer on a Zagreb train line. Luka served in the Croatian army, and saw combat.

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See --about 82 square kilometers within Hungary). - bgcolor lightgreen border countries: bgcolor Honeydew Austria (366 km), Croatia (329 km), Romania (443 km), Serbia (151 km), Slovakia (679 km), Slovenia (102 km), Ukraine (103 km) - For historical reasons, significant Hungarian (Hungarians) minority populations can be found in the surrounding countries, notably in Ukraine (in Carpathian

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of Hungary. This movement was supported by the most powerful Croatian nobility, the Šubićs, Princes of Bribir (Bribir (Dalmatia)). As the current head of the family, Paul Šubić (Pavao Šubić Bribirski) was also son-in-law of King Stefan Dragutin, family connection have made Kotroman support Karlo Martel's crowning. To increase his influence in Kotroman's realm, Charles Martel issued numerous edicts to split the land among the lesser gentry to gain support for his reign

her son, Charles Martel as the new King in Hungary. The latter party had much more support, so Pope Nicholas IV had crowned Charles Martel (Charles I Robert) as King Karlo Martel of Hungary. This movement was supported by the most powerful Croatian nobility, the Šubićs, Princes of Bribir (Bribir (Dalmatia)). As the current head of the family, Paul Šubić (Pavao Šubić Bribirski) was also son-in-law of King Stefan Dragutin, family connection have made Kotroman

, Princes of Bribir (Bribir (Dalmatia)). As the current head of the family, Paul Šubić (Pavao Šubić Bribirski) was also son-in-law of King Stefan Dragutin, family connection have made Kotroman support Karlo Martel's crowning. To increase his influence in Kotroman's realm, Charles Martel issued numerous edicts to split the land among the lesser gentry to gain support for his reign. It appears that he gave the reign over Bosnia (Bosnia (region)) to the Šubićs. Charles Martel died

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''' or '''Kristóf Ungnád''' was a baron and Croatian ban (ban (title)). thumb 160px Nenad Petrović (File:Nenad Petrovic (chess).jpg) '''Nenad Petrović''', (Zagreb, Austria-Hungary (now Croatia), September 7, 1907 – Zagreb, November 9, 1989) was a Croatia (Croats)n chess problemist. thumb Gecko being handled by a human (File:Hemidactylus turcicus.jpg) The "med gecko" is one of the most successful species of geckos in the world. Native to southern Europe

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gravitacije", elements, and thanks to their provocative social- and, since the release of ''Mrtva priroda'', political-related lyrics written by the band leader Bora Đorđević. After the album ''Istina'' (1985) the band, although still generally fitting into hard rock, started gradually turning towards softer sound, managing to sustain their popularity. The pop rock band Bajaga i Instruktori, formed in 1984 by former Riblja Čorba member Momčilo Bajagić "Bajaga" (Momčilo Bajagić), after releasing their debut, highly successful solo album ''Pozitivna geografija'' in 1983 (originally released as Bajagić's solo album, but, as it featured musicians which would later become members of Bajaga i Instruktori, included in the band's official discography), started releasing successful albums ''Sa druge strane jastuka'' (1985) ''Jahači magle'' (1986), and ''Prodavnica tajni'' (1988), all becoming mega-hits. Both Bajaga i Instruktori and Riblja Čorba entered the 1990s as some of the most popular Serbian rock acts, and their later releases maintained the gained popularity. "BAJAGA I INSTRUKTORI U SAVA CENTRU: Instruktori mejnstrima", However, in the 1990s, Riblja Čorba's popularity heavily declined in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Yugoslav wars, when Ðorđević became an active supporter of the Serbian troops in Republika Srpska and Republika Srpska Krajina, which he demonstrated by recording controversial songs "E moj druže zagrebački" (which was recorded as a response to Jura Stublić's song "E moj druže beogradski") and "Ljetovanje" with the band Mindušari from Knin. However, Ðorđević was also strongly opposed to Serbian regime and the president Slobodan Milošević and he demonstrated his attitude by writing a number of anti-regime songs released on Riblja Čorba albums ''Zbogom, Srbijo'' (1993), ''Ostalo je ćutanje'' (1996) and ''Nojeva barka'' (1999) and on his solo album ''Njihovi dani'' (1996). In 2007, PGP-RTS, in cooperation with Popboks, released the compilation album ''Jutro će promeniti sve?'', which featured songs by sixteen bands associated with the scene. "Jutro će promeniti sve? – Nova srpska scena", By the end of the decade, the most notable representatives of the scene released their debut albums. Goribor, formed in 1996, gained popularity in the 2000s with their demo recordings officially released through the Croatian label Slušaj Najglasnije!, releasing their first studio album, ''Goribor (Goribor (album))'', in 2007. Goribor: ''Goribor'', Petrol (Petrol (band)), formed in 2003, released their debut album, ''Nezgodno vreme opasni dani'', in 2008. Petrol: ''Nezgodno vreme opasni dani'', Nežni Dalibor, active in the 1990s and reformed in 2000, released their debut album, ''Sredstva i veštine'', in 2008,

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. The ''sopile'' (or ''rozenice'', as it is called in Istria) is an ancient traditional woodwind instrument of Croatia, similar to the oboe or shawm. It is used in the regions of Kvarner, Kastav, Vinodol, Island Krk, and Istria. ''Sopile'' are always played in pairs so there are great and small or thin and fat ''sopila''. ''Sopile'' are musical instrument of sound very interesting possibilities and very piercing special sound. ''Sopile'' are, by "mih" and "shurle," today very popular in folk tradition of Istria, Kvarner and Island Krk. The '''sopila''' is a wooden horn originating from Istria and some of the northern islands along the Adriatic Coast of Croatia. Like oboes, sopilas have double reeds, but are always played in pairs; one larger than the other. Both have six finger holes, being equally spaced on the smaller one, and set in groups of three on the larger one. Often used to accompany dancing, the voice of the sopila is that of the Istrian scale. The film shows, through the eyes of the main character Esma, her teenage daughter Sara, and others, how everyday life is still being shaped by the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s. The title refers to a neighbourhood of Sarajevo Esma lives in. The film was an international co-production between companies from Bosnia (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Austria, Croatia and Germany; it received funding from the German television companies ZDF and Arte. ''Grbavica'' received an enthusiastic response from critics, earning a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a website that aggregates professional critiques. ; December 2001 : Four Parties from Croatia (Croatia People's Party), Bulgaria (Movement for Rights and Freedoms), Czech Republic (ODA) and Lithuania (New Union (New Union (Socialliberals))) become full members of the ELDR Party. The '''Republic of Slovenia''' (Slovenian (Slovenian language): ''Republika Slovenija'') is a coastal Alpine country in southern Central Europe bordering Italy to the west, the Adriatic Sea to the southwest, Croatia to the south and east, Hungary to the northeast, and Austria to the north. International reactions On May 22, Croatian President Stipe Mesić sent a message of congratulations to Montenegro on its vote for independence. Mesić was the first foreign head of state to react officially to the vote. *Construction is commenced on '''Portal:Papua New Guinea'''. Needs users who are willing to contribute and boldly create. *A '''new WikiProject (Wikipedia:WikiProject Former Yugoslavia)''' has been formed to help contributors coordinate their efforts on articles regarding Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia (Republic of Macedonia), Serbia and Montenegro and Slovenia, as well as former Yugoslavia. *The '''Apple Macintosh Portal (Portal:Apple Macintosh)''' needs help in maintenance and construction! If interested please see the Macintosh WikiProject (Wikipedia:WikiProject Macintosh). World Cup Super Combined The first super combined was a World Cup race held in 2005 (2005 Alpine Skiing World Cup) in Wengen (Lauberhorn), Switzerland, on January 14th; Benjamin Raich of Austria was the winner. The first women's race in the new format was run six weeks later in San Sicario (San Sicario Fraiteve), Italy; won by Croatia's Janica Kostelić on February 27th. The 2006 (2006 Alpine Skiing World Cup) World Cup calendar included three super combis and just one traditional combined race on the men's side, while the women raced two super combis and no traditional combineds. Kostelić won the first three women's World Cup super combis. The land area is about the size of Croatia or the American state of West Virginia. It is watered by several important rivers, which are tributaries of the Paranaíba (Paranaíba river). '''John of Wildeshausen, O.P. (Dominican Order)''', (also called '''Johannes Teutonicus''') (born around 1180, Wildeshausen, Westphalia--died 4 November 1252 in Strasbourg) was a German (German people) Dominican (Dominican Order) friar, who was made a bishop in Croatia and later the fourth Master General (Master of the Order of Preachers) of the Dominican Order. Upon his return to Rome, John was then assigned to join his friend and fellow Dominican, Paul of Hungary, to serve as Prior Provincial of the new province (ecclesiastical province) Paul had founded for his homeland, a post in which John served from about 1231 to 1233. At that point, due to the removal from office of the incumbent due to heresy, he was named bishop of Đakovo in Croatia (then part of the Kingdom of Hungary) by the papal legate, the Cistercian cardinal James of Pecorara, a position he accepted only under religious obedience. John would travel his extensive diocese on foot, leading, or driving ahead of him, a little ass which carried his books and vestments. He was at once bishop and missionary. His preaching was incessant; his charity inexhaustible. On himself he spent next to nothing, for he regarded the revenues of his diocese as the property of the poor, and there were many within his jurisdiction. He was given valuable assistance by King Coloman (Coloman of Galicia-Lodomeria), the Duke of Slavonia (brother of the popular saint, Elizabeth of Hungary). John served in this post from 1233 to 1237, when, after repeated requests, he was allowed to retire by Pope Gregory IX. John was so eager to relinquish the office, that he renounced any pension to which he was entitled from the diocese, and returned to his monastery in Strasbourg. In contrast "Lijepa naša", often considered one of the band’s least popular songs, Bregović (who is half Serbian (Serbs) half Croatian (Croats)) combined the Croatian anthem "Lijepa naša domovino" with the Serbian World War I traditional "Tamo daleko" to form the chorus of the song, this proved very unpopular as ethnic tension among the people of Yugoslavia (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) was on the rise at the time which would eventually boil over into full scale Yugoslav wars in the 1990s.

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left Festival logo Motovun Film Festival is entirely dedicated to films made in small cinematographies (cinematography) and independent (Independent film) productions (Film production) (on 10 August 1999, the day of opening of first Motovun Film Festival, there was not even one non-Hollywood film being shown in Croatian cinemas). In everything, except for the ambition and the quality, Motovun wants to be a small festival showing small films, small in the warmest sense


Tourism (Tourism in Croatia) dominates the Croatian service sector and accounts for up to 20% of Croatian GDP. Annual tourist industry income for 2011 was estimated at €6.61 billion. Its positive effects are felt throughout the economy of Croatia in terms of increased business volume observed in retail business, processing industry orders and summer seasonal employment. The industry is considered an export business, because it significantly reduces the country's external trade imbalance.

The bulk of the tourist industry is concentrated along the Adriatic Sea coast. Opatija was the first holiday resort since the middle of the 19th century. By the 1890s, it became one of the most significant European health resorts.

Croatia has unpolluted marine areas reflected through numerous nature reserves and 116 Blue Flag beaches.

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