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Outstanding Potential Of Geothermal Sources

A parliamentary republic situated on the boundary between Central and Southeast Europe, Croatia covers a land area of 56,594km² and has 31,067km² of territorial waters. With a population of 3,855,640, Croatia can boast of having a GDP of 68.96 billion USD, which equates to as much as 17,685.33 USD per capita.

The Republic of Croatia is headed by President Zoran Milanović, a former leader of the Social Democratic Party, while its government is led by Prime Minister Andrej Plenković of the Croatian Democratic Union. Croatia became a full member of the EU on 1st July 2013, while it has been a NATO member country since April 2009.

Tourism accounts for up to 20 per cent of the country’s GDP, making it is a crucial branch of the Croatian economy, particularly in the country’s coastal regions. It is noteworthy that Croatia lost almost 10 per cent of its population over the course of 10 years.

If it were to utilise its natural potential, Croatia could produce 500 MW of electricity from its geothermal sources. In the country’s Varaždin County, where subterranean water reaches a temperature of 142 degrees Celsius at a depth of two and a half kilometres, testing is being finalised on the largest geothermal source, which – apart from generating electricity – could also be used to heat buildings and greenhouses. Alongside its geothermal sources, Croatia also has excellent conditions to develop agrisolar power plants.

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