This was achieved in 1939, only days before the start of World War II, when Croatia was granted broad autonomy within Yugoslavia as Banovina of Croatia.
The entire Adriatic coast has a pleasant Mediterranean climate.
Spring and autumn are mild along the coast, while winter is cold and snowy in central and northern regions.
Croatia (Croatian: Hrvatska) is a country situated in Central Europe.
It is to the east side of the Adriatic Sea, to the east of Italy.
Geographically diverse; flat agricultural plains along the Hungarian border (Central European area), low mountains and highlands near the Adriatic coastline and islands.