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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Croatia.
Who wrote the Croatian national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Croatia officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of Croatia is "Lijepa nasa domovino" which means in English "Our Beautiful Homeland".
Croatia's anthem lyrics were written by Antun MIHANOVIC and the music was written by Josip RUNJANIN.
Adopted 1972; "Lijepa Nasa Domovino," Whose Lyrics Were Written In 1835, Served As An Unofficial Anthem Beginning In 1891.
National anthem of Croatia free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Croatia's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
Listen to Croatia national anthem on Youtube
Croatian anthem lyrics (English translation)
Our beautiful homeland,
O so fearless and gracious.
Our fathers' ancient glory,
May you be blessed forever.
Dear, you are our only glory,
Dear, you are our only one,
Dear, we love your plains,
Dear, we love your mountains.
Drava, Sava, keep on flowing,
Danube, do not lose your vigour,
Deep blue sea, tell the world,
That a Croat loves his homeland.
Whilst his fields are kissed by sunshine,
Whilst his oaks are whipped by wild winds,
Whilst his dear ones go to heaven,
Whilst his live heart beats.
You can find more information about Croatian anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Croatian national anthem sheet music - See link.


Croatian national symbol: red-white checkerboard.

Croatia flag

Conventional short form country name: Croatia.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of Croatia.
Local short form country name: Hrvatska.
Local long form country name: Republika Hrvatska.
Former name of Croatia: People's Republic of Croatia, Socialist Republic of Croatia.
Croatia Government Type: parliamentary democracy.
Parliamentary democracy is a political system in which the legislature (parliament) selects the government - a prime minister, premier, or chancellor along with the cabinet ministers - according to party strength as expressed in elections; by this system, the government acquires a dual responsibility: to the people as well as to the parliament. 
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