Croatia is located in southeastern Europe between Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Croatia's coastline on the Adriatic Sea made fishing a traditional industry, but the fishing industry shrunk greatly as a result of wars and overfishing.

Quick Facts

Population: 4 million (2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups: Croat (90.4%), Serb (4.4%), other and unspecified (5.2%)
Languages: Croatian (96.1%), Serbian (1%), others (2.9%)
Religions: Roman Catholic (86.3%), Orthodox (4.4%), Muslim (1.5%), other (1.5%), unspecified (2.5%), not religious or atheist (3.8%)

Croatians In Toronto

Croatian Population:
In Canada: 110,880
In the GTA: 33,185
In the City of Toronto: 10,040

Primary Areas of Settlement in the GTA (Social Atlas):
Oakville, Halton Hills, Milton, Mississauga, Caledon, City of Toronto

From an economic standpoint, Croatia continues its slow recovery from the effects of Communism. Privatization has helped, but unemployment is still high and wages are still low. Nevertheless, Croatians enjoy a high standard of living compared to most countries around the world.The Catholic Church is very influential in Croatia and enjoys favourtism from the government. The Roman Catholic Church in Croatia receives financial support from the state. Despite the dominance of Catholicism, Croatia is officially a secular state with freedom of religion.

Map of Services and Churches in the GTA: 

Social and Settlement Services in the GTA


Croatian Social & Cultural Centre
9118 Winston Churchill Blvd.
Brampton, Ontario 
L0P 1K0


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