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Total population
c. 7–9 million[a]
Regions with significant populations
3,874,321 (2011)[1]
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
544,780 (2013)[2]
 United States 414,714 (2012)[3] – 1.2 million[4]
 Germany 441,000 (2016)[5]
 Chile 200,000 – 380,000[6]
 Argentina 250,000
 Austria 150,719 (2001)
 Australia 133,268 (2016)
 Canada 114,880 (2011)[7]
 Serbia 57,900 (2011)
 Switzerland 40,848 (2006)
 France 40,000 (est.)[8]
 Slovenia 35,642
 Sweden 35,000 (est.)[9]
 New Zealand 2,673–60,000 (2013 est.)[10][11]
 Hungary 23,561
 Italy 21,360
 Brazil 20,000 (est.)
 Netherlands 10,000[12]
 South Africa 8,000
 UK 6,992
 Romania 6,786
 Montenegro 6,021
 Peru 6,000
 Denmark 5,400
 Norway 5,272[13]
 Paraguay 5,000[14]
 Ecuador 4,000[15]
 Slovakia 2,600
 Czech Republic 2,490[16]
Europe c. 5.3 million
North America c. 530,000 – 2,500,000[b]
South America c. 470,000–650,000
Other c. 140,000–250,000
Predominantly Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
Other South Slavs

a  The total figure is merely an estimation; sum of all the referenced populations.
b  References: [17][18][19] [20][21][22][23]

Croats (Croatian: Hrvati) are a South Slavic nation mostly living in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and nearby countries. There are around 5 million Croats living in the southern Central Europe region, along the east bank of the Adriatic Sea and an estimated 9 million throughout the world. Large Croat communities exist in a number of countries, including Chile, the United States, Argentina, Australia, Germany, New Zealand and South Africa. Croats are noted for their unique culture, which has been throughout the ages variously influenced by both the Eastern world and the Western world. The Croats are predominantly Catholic and their language is Croatian.

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  1. "Central Bureau of Statistics". Retrieved 2013-03-26.
  3. Results   American Fact Finder (US Census Bureau)
  4. Croatian diaspora in the USA It has been estimated that around 1.200.000 Croats and their descendants live in the USA.
  5. "State Office for Croats Abroad". Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  6. Diaspora Croata El Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de la República de Chile evalúa que en ese país actualmente viven 380.000 personas consideradas de ser de descendencia croata, lo que es un 2,4% de la población total de Chile.
  7. "2011 National Household Survey: Data tables". Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  8. "Présentation de la Croatie" (in French). Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
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  10. "7. Facts and figures – Dalmatians – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand". Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  11. "Hrvatsko iseljeništvo u Novom Zelandu". (in Croatian). Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  12. "State Office for Croats Abroad". Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  13. "Population by immigrant category and country background". Statistics Norway. 1 January 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  14. "Hrvatsko iseljeništvo u Ekvadoru" (in Croatian). Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  15. "State Office for Croats Abroad". Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  16. "Croats of Czech Republic: Ethnic People Profile". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
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  18. Paquin, Jonathan (2010). A Stability-Seeking Power: US Foreign Policy and Secessionist Conflicts. McGill-Queen's University Press. p. 68.
  19. Directory of Historical Organizations in the United States and Canada. American Association for State and Local History. 2002. p. 205.
  20. Zanger, Mark (2001). The American Ethnic Cookbook for Students. Greenwood. p. 80.
  21. Levinson, Ember, David, Melvin (1997). American immigrant cultures: builders of a nation. Macmillan. p. 191.
  22. Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations for 1994: Testimony of members of Congress and other interested individuals and organizations. United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs. 1993. p. 690.
  23. National Genealogical Inquirer. Janlen Enterprises. 1979. p. 47.